The SDG Part­nership Gui­de­book

The SDG Part­nership Gui­de­book is the flagship publi­ca­ti­on of the SDG Part­nership Acce­le­ra­tor and ser­ves as a prac­ti­cal resour­ce to help build high impact mul­ti-sta­ke­hol­der part­nerships for the Sustainab­le Deve­lop­ment Goals.

The Gui­de­book aims to con­vey the magic of how mul­ti-sta­ke­hol­der part­nerships at coun­try level can deli­ver signi­fi­cant­ly towards the Sustainab­le Deve­lop­ment Goals and pro­vi­de gui­d­ance on how to build robust, effec­tive col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons that can achie­ve extra­or­di­na­ry results.

The Gui­de­book sets out the key Buil­ding Blocks of suc­cess­ful part­nerships and the under­ly­ing pro­ces­ses – from initi­al sta­ke­hol­der enga­ge­ment to part­nership review – necessa­ry to deve­lop and keep tho­se Buil­ding Blocks in place and to maxi­mi­se part­nership impact.

The Gui­de­book fea­tures:

  • frame­works to help orga­ni­sa­ti­ons under­stand, iden­ti­fy and select the most appro­pria­te forms of col­la­bo­ra­ti­on
  • a series of tools that sup­port orga­ni­sa­ti­ons through each step of part­nership deve­lop­ment and manage­ment
  • gui­d­ance on the more in-depth, tri­ckier, but essen­ti­al, part­ne­ring aspec­ts – inclu­ding trust, power imba­lan­ces, and the frus­tra­ti­ons and chal­len­ges of working across dif­fe­rent orga­ni­sa­tio­nal cul­tures

The 2030 Agen­da Part­nership Acce­le­ra­tor is a col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve initia­ti­ve by United Nati­ons Depart­ment of Eco­no­mic and Soci­al Affairs (UN DESA) and The Part­ne­ring Initia­ti­ve, in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with United Nati­ons Office for Part­nerships (UNOP), UN Glo­bal Com­pact, and the UN Deve­lop­ment Coor­di­na­ti­on Office. The initia­ti­ve aims to signi­fi­cant­ly help acce­le­ra­te and sca­le up effec­tive part­nerships in sup­port of the Sustainab­le Deve­lop­ment Goals.