The RDI Network seeks to strengthen cross-sector partnerships and linkages which promote the development and uptake of quality research in international development policy and practice. As a community and platform for establishing connections, the Network aims to foster collaborations and partnerships which advance and add value to research undertaken by the sector.
The resources below provide a showcase of effective partnership examples and seek to guide potential partnerships by sharing from learned experiences. They are collated into three categories:
The case studies below are sourced from across the Network and detail successes, challenges and lessons from past and ongoing academic–NGO research partnerships.
Exploring the links between child and youth participation and development effectiveness: a joint research and learning partnership
University of Technology Sydney, ChildFund Australia, Transform Aid International, Plan International Australia and InSight SustainabilityDownload Exploring the links between child and youth participation and development effectiveness
A partnership for learning, reflection and evaluation in action: Exploring opportunities for understanding program impact
Plan International and University of Technology SydneyDownload A partnership for learning, reflection and evaluation in action
Women in partnership: making justice work for women
ActionAid Australia, University of Sydney and University of Technology SydneyDownload Women in partnership: making justice work for women
The Oxfam Monash Partnership
Oxfam Australia and Monash UniversityDownload The Oxfam Monash Partnership
Learning and Development
Following a successful Research Partnerships in Practice Workshop in 2014, learnings and were documented and shared with the Network in the Learning and Devlelopment note below.
Research Partnerships in Practice
ACFID, Oxfam Australia and Monash UniversityDownload Research Partnerships in Practice
Tools and Guidance
In 2017, The RDI Network is seeking to collate and develop practical tools and guidance to assist in the development of cross-sector partnerships for international development. These will be uploaded here once produced.
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