IFAD partnership strategy. Presentation to informal seminar of Executive Board 12 December 2011. Background and process. C onsultation document of Eighth Replenishment c ommitted IFAD to prepare partnership strategy
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Presentation to informal seminar of Executive Board
12 December 2011
IFAD works with many sorts of partners, in virtually all aspects of its work:
IFAD also draws on its experience, reputation and networks to broker partnerships:
Partnerships are defined here as:
Collaborative relationships between institutional actors that combine their complementary strengths and resources and work together in a transparent, equitable and mutually beneficial way to achieve a common goal or undertake specific tasks. Partners share the risks, responsibilities, resources and benefits of that collaboration and learn from it through regular monitoring and review.
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
The objective of the strategic approach paper will be to assist IFAD to be more selective in its partnerships, and enable managers and staff to develop and manage partnerships more effectively and efficiently, so as to better achieve IFAD’s overall strategic objectives. It will provide greater clarity about:
The strategic approach paper will use the following descriptive typology to aggregate IFAD’s partnerships; activities will be prioritised under each type:
Partnership types defined relative to IFAD’s Corporate Management Results, considered critical to achieving IFAD’s overall strategic priorities
That while there are vastly different sorts of partnerships with a wide variety of partners, under all four partnership types:
The strategic approach paper will provide guidance to IFAD on how to effectively manage partnerships, with attention given to the following areas: