Convergences World Forum 2013 - Key Lessons

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Operational alliances are emerging as a collective response to global and local challenges. Check out the top 6 lessons for developing successful operational alliances, learned from the 2013 Convergences World Forum, in Paris.

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Convergences World Forum 2013 - Key Lessons

  1. 1. Operational Alliances for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
  2. 2. Operational alliances are emerging as a collective response to global and local challenges. They involve all kinds of actors: government, development agencies, private sector, civil society and international organizations, from both the North and the South.
  3. 3. Check out the Top 6 Lessons for developing successful operational alliances, learned from the 2013 Convergences Forum, in Paris.
  4. 4. Successful partnerships should address a very specific topic and avoid being too broad. 1.
  5. 5. 2. Partners shall have a common purpose when they engage in the alliance.
  6. 6. Each partner shall bring a comparative advantage to the alliance that the others do not have. 3.
  7. 7. Start a partnership on a limited scale to give members the opportunity to know each other better. 4.
  8. 8. Strong leadership and a consistent governance system is a must. The system “1 member/1 vote” works better than shareholders votes. 5.
  9. 9. Establish, from the beginning, indicators to monitor the processes and measure the impacts. This will help considerably ensuring the sustainability both of the interventions and the partnership. 6.
  10. 10. It takes teamwork to change the world. Learn more about global development partnership opportunities on Devex.

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