Today, new economic powers have emerged, private investment to developing countries has soared, and new technologies have opened opportunities as never before. The nature of development is changing, with collaboration across diverse stakeholders now a central feature of the development landscape. In particular, partnerships with the private sector are playing an increasingly important role. Chris Jurgens of USAID's U.S. Global Development Lab offers three critical themes which we believe are critical to the next generation of partnerships in global development.
This post was originally published on DipNote, the official blog of the U.S. Department of State.
The word “partnership” seems to be everywhere these days -- and the U.S. Department of State is proud to be at the center of it. While public-private partnerships (P3s) have been around for years, they are increasingly becoming a primary way to achieve our objectives in diplomacy and development. Learn more from Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien on why we are increasingly turning to partnerships as a model for social issues, from reducing poverty to combating climate change.
Deep in the mountains of southern Honduras lie tiny remote villages, where the impact of the global water crisis plays a heavy hand in daily life. It takes hours to get to them, across unforgiving terrain -- climbing over boulders, slogging through mud, crossing fingers across broken bridges, curving around precarious cliffs. Read more from Water.org's Julie LaGuardia about the partnership with Stella Artois that is helping bring water to women.