A three-stage Partnership Framework
In 2015, to accompany the Partnership Policy, a partnership framework was developed and rolled out. Designed to mirror and align with the project life-cycle, the framework outlines the three key stages that the majority of programme partnerships will progress through.
This framework helps ensure that they develop appropriate partnerships, that the project is properly planned and implemented, that performance is monitored against agreed key measures, and that a regular review of the partnership’s performance is undertaken to take stock of learning and make decisions about its future.
Tools to support the partnership framework
Through partnership due diligence and quality standard tools they assess capacity with the partner organisations in order for both parties to understand their strengths and weaknesses and how these will affect delivery of the projects. The due diligence tool was piloted with partners in 3 regions and feedback was collated from both partners and the country office team which identified areas for change and improvement and fed into the finalised version.
A series of tools support the three phases of the framework.