Tools and Resources for effective UN-Business partnerships

Find resources and guidance to help you develop and maintain effective UN-Business partnerships throughout each stage of the partnership cycle.

Selecting Partners and Structuring the Partnership | Defining the Scope | Managing the Partnership | Monitoring and Evaluation

Selecting Partners and Structuring the Partnership

Choose a suitable sized business for the partnership, such as multinational companies, small-and medium-sized enterprises, governmental institutions, civil society organizations and/or other UN entities.

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Defining the Scope

Define a sphere of influence for the partnership that can be local, regional or global, depending on the location of its target groups and beneficiaries.

Each partner should take on a role in the partnership that reflects its comparative advantage and relates to its core competencies - for example, the role of implementer, convener or enabler.

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Managing the Partnership

Draft a roadmap for the partnership that segments implementation into distinct development stages and defines a time-bound or ongoing timeframe for the partnership. Then the partnership will function, partners can draft a formal or informal agreement, choose a degree of autonomy and establish management bodies, such as project teams and steering bodies.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Ensure that information on a partnership’s performance will be collected and analysed, either internally or through external evaluations.

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