Skip to main content

Exhibit 8 - Targets And Methods For A Proposed Assessment Of Partnerships

« back to contents

Assessment Targets Assessment Methods
Partner Interview Partner Survey Process Observation and Assessment Other
I. Presence of prerequisite and success factors X X    
A. Prerequisites and facilitative factors X X    
Perceptions of partners' tolerance for sharing power X X    
Partners' willingness to adapt to meet partnerships' needs X X    
Existence of partnership champions X X    
B. Success factors from the literature X X    
Trust* X X    
Confidence X X    
Senior management support X X    
Clear goals   X    
Partner compatibility X X X  
Conflict X X    

II. Degree of partnership

X X X Partner identification and assessment of indicators
A. Mutuality* X X    
Mutuality and equality X      
Equality in decisionmaking   X    
Resource exchange   X X  
Reciprocal accountability   X    
Transparency   X    
Partner representation and participation in partnership activities X      
Mutual respect   X    
Even benefits   X    

B. Organization identity*

X X    
Partner organization identities X      
Organization identify within the partnership   X    
III. Outcomes of the partnership relationship X X X  
Value-added X X X  
Partners meet own objectives X X    
Partnership identity X X X  
IV. Partner performance X X    
A. Partners and partner roles enacted as prescribed or adapted for strategic reasons X X   Review of partner proposal
B. Partner assessment and satisfaction with their partners' performance X X X  
Compliance with expected and agreed roles X X X  
Satisfaction of partners with each other's performance X X    
Partner's performance beyond the call of duty X X    

V. Efficiency and strategy

Identification of critical factors influencing partnership's success X      
Extent to which these are continuously monitored X      
Extent to which these are Strategically managed X      

*These relationship dimensions of partnerships are addressed in Section III of this report.

Adapted from Brinkerhoff (2002).

« back to contents