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Designing and Managing Partnerships Between U.S. and Host-Country Entities

This guide originates from a story about a USAID-funded partnership that went wrong. What made the partnership fail? What could have been done to prevent the partnership’s demise? To address these questions, the Center for Development Information and Evaluation in USAID’s Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination launched a study in June 1999 to advance the Agency’s understanding of how best to work with partnerships so they become effective and sustainable. This guide recommends several tools that will, without hampering the partnership dynamism, enable partners to monitor and evaluate their results and make needed adjustments to ensure that their partnership properly contributes to USAID’s development
objectives. We believe that using these tools will facilitate partnership accountability to the requirements of a results