With much focus on the potential results of partnerships, little attention has been given to the process of partnering itself. Partnering can be challenging despite the best of intentions. This is due to a variety of factors, including conflicting interests, power imbalances between partners, changing contexts, poor partnering practices and unmanageable complexities.
This Amphitheatre Session will focus on practical solutions to facilitate effective partnerships at the country level to deliver on an inclusive and transformative agenda that leaves no-one behind. It will focus in particular on building an effective culture for partnering, aligning for impact behind national priorities and exploring how shared principles could help guide collaborative efforts that overcome potential conflicts of interest and benefit the broader collective.