Deciding who to work with and how to work with them is a critical factor in determining the success or failure of a development program. This is true whether the goal is improving agriculture production, enhancing the contribution of small productive enterprises to economic growth or working to improve the policy and regulatory framework within which the private sector must operate. In this blog post I explore some of what I have found to be critical elements of a successful development partnership and offer illustrations from my own experience. I hope you will read through these examples, consider them in the light of your own work and add your own experience and ideas in the comments section at the end.
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