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Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Implications for stakeholders

4 May 2016 12:30 pm
4 May 2016 2:00 pm

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In light of the 2030 Agenda, inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships are perceived and promoted as key instruments for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: partnership platforms are surfacing and new instruments are being set-up. Yet, not enough is known about how they work in practice. The overall picture of multi-stakeholder partnerships is rather sobering.

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Here the podcast of this event. Due to technical difficulties, it is divided into two parts.

Part 1 (starts at 40:35)

Part 2

Building on its work on partnerships, ECDPM took a closer look at the main characteristics and institutional factors that drive and constrain the process of establishing and maintaining effective CSO-business partnerships, and is currently conducting specific case studies from the dairy (Tanzania and Kenya) and mining sector in (Madagascar and Ghana).

To stimulate an open discussion on the dynamics of partnerships processes, and the implications for key stakeholders, ECDPM organised a lunch seminar at its Brussels office.  


  • Bruce Byiers, Senior Policy Officer, ECDPM
  • Karim Karaki, Policy Officer, ECDPM


  • Zissimos Vergos, Team Leader, Private sector DG DEVCO – C4, European Commission
  • Ad Ooms, Chairman taskforce Private Sector and Development Cooperation, CONCORD Europe & Relation Manager Institutional Donors, ICCO Cooperation


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More information

For more information see ECDPM Briefing Note 86, ECDPM Discussion Paper 182, and our GREAT Insights magazine issue on ‘Partnerships with business for development‘.

Photo courtesy of UN Photo/Mark Garten via Flickr.


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