Working Together: A Critical Analysis of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Southern Africa

Abstract

This research sets out to offer a critical examination of the phenomenon of cross-sector partnerships and their impact on poverty eradication, which are being used as a developmental model in policy formulation and for the structuring management and implementation of projects. The objectives were to identify how far a cross-sector approach has been effective in addressing development challenges; to capture and disseminate lessons learned, so that they may be of use to others in establishing and adapting similar models; and to make recommendations for companies, governments, civil society organisations and donor agencies working in Africa, in order to assist them in establishing successful cross-sector partnership initiatives for sustainable development.

Six case studies, two of which are presented in greater detail, focus on agriculture, health and education whilst the final chapter provides a presentation of the main findings and recommendations, which might be utilised by other researchers, policy-makers and partnership practitioners.

Citation

Working Together: A Critical Analysis of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Southern Africa, The University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, UK, ISBN: 0 903428 28 8, vii + 154 pp.

Working Together: A Critical Analysis of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Southern Africa

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