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Do you know which measures are usually taken to mitigate those challenges?

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How did other partnerships do this?

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To mitigate accountability issues, have you considered these mitigating measures?

  • Partnership’ roles and responsibilities are clear
  • Partnership structure is acceptable to partners
  • Clear standards and commitments are in place which partners must adhere
  • Partners understand and endorse the partnership’s management and decision-making systems
  • Clear monitoring and evaluation systems have been established
  • There is acceptance of mutual responsibility for sustaining or rolling out the partnership and/or its results
  • Partners are clear about the action that will be taken if a partner decides to leave or a new partner wished to join the partnership
  • The budgetary implications of your partnership project on government are clear
  • The costs for engaging government are made transparent
  • You can take action in case of self-imposed restraints by government

To mitigate the risk of lack of continuity in the legal and political context, have you considered these mitigating measures:

  • have multiple interactions with government at different levels
  • work between different ministries or departments within national government
  • work with central government if you require relationships with decentralised levels of government
  • undertake steps to make sure that an agreement holds if the partnership environment changes
  • be clear about the action that will be taken if a partner decides to leave or a new partner wishes to join the partnership

 

How did other partnerships do this?

 

 

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