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Our Partnership Principles



A locally led approach to development is more effective, ethical and sustainable. High quality partnerships founded on shared values enable us to create long-lasting impact.

Our five core partnership objectives are:

  1. Equity and Inclusion: valuing all partners and their contributions and making all voices count.
  2. Accountability & transparency: building trust, fostering open and inclusive dialogue, honesty, joint problem solving, and a culture of safeguarding and accountability to community stakeholders.
  3. Shared vision, values & purpose: Investing upfront in building a clear joint purpose and forging partnerships that are more than the sum of their parts.
  4. Effective communications & joint learning: learning from setbacks as well as successes and sharing knowledge both within and beyond the partnership to support wider scale change.
  5. Capacity development & sustainability: dedicating time and resources for partnership skills development and building capacity for collaborative leadership and governance.

Links to partnership resources e.g. continuum.