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  • ACBF: The African Capacity Building Foundation: is a membership based organization comprising 47 members, comprising three sponsoring agencies- AfDB, UNDP and the World Bank-, the International Monetary Fund, as well as 43 African and non-Africa countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, The Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Sao Tomé & Principe, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Zambia and Zimbabwe. the African Union es an Honorary member: http://www.acbf-pact.org/
  • AFRODAD: African Forum and Network on Debt and Development: Debt, Aid, Economic Governance: AFRODAD secretariat, Harare-Zimbabwe:
  • Business Action for Africa: is an international network of business and business organisations from Africa and elsewhere: to positively influence policies needed for growth and poverty reduction; to promote a more balanced view of Africa; to develop and showcase good business practice: BAA was launched at the G8 Business Action for Africa Summit, 4-5 July 2005: BAA was launched with the support of 6 corporate sponsors (Anglo American, De Beers, GlaxoSmithKline, Royal Dutch Schell, SABMiller, Unilever: IBLF, UK Government, among others sponsors): http://www.businessactionforafrica.org
  • CDE: Centre pour le Développement de l'Entreprise: liste de partenariat: le CDE est une institution conjointe du groupe des Etat ACP Afrique, Caraibes, Pacifique, et de l'Union européenne dans le cadre de l´Accord de Partenariat de Cotonou : http://www.cde.int
  • CPRC: Chronic Poverty Research: CPRC is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs established in 2000 with initial funding from the UK's Department for International Development: CPRC is administered from Institute for Development Policy and Management, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester: http://www.chronicpoverty.org
  • EIPA : European Institute of Public Administration/ Institut Européen d’Administration Publique: http://www.eipa.nl
  • Expert Centre for sustainable Business & Development Cooperation: Business and Partnership for Development: http://www.ecsad.nl
  • FORUM: FORUM du Commerce International: Influencer, Maïtriser et Stimuler le Commerce: FORUM est la revue du Centre du Commerce International CNUCED/OMC: Genève- Suisse: partenariats public-privé: http://www.forumducommerce.org/
  • Global Hand: is non-profit brokerage facilitating public/private partnership: Global Hand is an initiative of Crossroads Foundation Limited: Global Headquarters, Tuen Mun-Hong Kong ; Global Hand representative for UK and Europe, Kent-UK ; Global Hand representative for Central Asia, Shymkent-Kazakhstan: http://www.globalhand.org/en
  • Max Havelaar Foundation: is the world’s first Fairtrade labeling organization, since 1988 Max Havelaar certification mark has been used to guarantee consumers: NL Partnership between PP including NGOs, and firms for development: MDG 8: http://www.maxhavelaarlecture.org/
  • NCCR: North-South is an innovative research programme in the fields of global change and sustainable development: network of over 400 researchers active in more than 40 countries worldwide: NCCR is a commitment partnership between institutions and individuals in the northern and southern hemispheres: funded by SNSF, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the participating research institutions: headquarters, Bern. Switzerland: http://www.north-south.unibe.ch
  • PASGR: Partnership for African Social & Governance Research is an initiative de DFID-UK Department for International Development: research and influence social policy, governance and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa: UKAID: PASGR, Nairobi-Kenya: http://www.pasgr.org > http://www.pasgr.org/programmes/
  • PPP Partnerships for water: PPP for Water Supply and Sanitation: SDS and SECO (government and State agencies) and the global reinsurer Swiss Re (private company), have established a joint initiative PPP for Water Supply and Sanitations to assist improving the performance of the water sector, especially in developing countries and countries in transition, by proposing formal approaches for PPP: valuable contribution to MDG > guidelines, principles, tool center database: http://www.partnershipsforwater.net
  • PTF Partnership for Transparency Fund: is a not-for-profit corporation registered in New York: Chairman Secretary-General of CIVICUS: PTF providing small grants to CSOs in developing countries to fight corruption: Headquarter Washington: sponsors World Bank, SIDA (Sweden), UK Foundation, UNDP: http://www.partnershipfortransparency.info
  • TRIAS: is a Belgian development organisation active in twelve countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia: TRIAS supports almost 600.000 entrepreneurs through more than 80 local partner organisations: TRIA Head Office, Brussels-Belgium: http://www.triasngo.org
  • UNECA: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
    ECA was established by the ECOSOC of the United Nations in 1958: Partnership Agenda for African Development: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: http://www.uneca.org/


  • AfGH: Action for Global Health: is a broad European network of NGOs: partners, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, UK and Brussels: AFGH, the network is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: http://www.actionforglobalhealth.eu/
  • GPFD: Global Partners for Development: work hand in hand with the people of East Africa to build sustainable solutions to end poverty: Projects in East Africa: Water, Livelihood, Animals, Education, Health: GPFD, Rohnert Park, CA-United States: http://www.gpfd.org/
  • GPOBA Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid: is a partnership of donors and international organizations working together to support output-based aid OBA approaches: supporting the delivery of basic services in developing countries, World Bank: OBA Projects: http://www.gpoba.org
  • PPIAF Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility: is a multi-donor technical assistance facility created to help governments in developing countries improve the quality of infrastructure through partnerships with the private sector, World Bank: PPIAF was launched in 1999 as a joint initiative of the governments of Japan and the United Kingdom, working closely with the World Bank. It was built on the WB Group’s Infrastructure Action program and designed to reinforce the actions of all participating donors: PPIAF’s members include bilateral and multilateral development agencies and international financial institutions: http://www.ppiaf.org
  • PPPHW: Public Private Partnership for Hand Washing PPPHW: is a global initiative to promote hand washing with soap to reduce diarrhea a major cause of child mortality in many countries today: WB Public Private Partnership Hand washing Initiative: Academies, USAID, UNICEF, Colgate-Palmolive: Partnerships have been established in Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Senegal: The idea is to get private industry and the public sector to work together with other partners to develop programs to promote hand washing: http://www.globalhandwashing.org
  • REDD net: is a partnership between ODI-the Overseas Development Institute, CATIE-the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, RECOFTC-the Center for people and forest, and UCSD-The Uganda coalition for Sustainable development: the REDD net programme is coordinated by ODI at the international level by UCSD in Africa, by CATIE in Latin America and by RECOFTC in Asia: the programme is funded by the NORAD-Norway Agency for International Development and the World Bank: http://redd-net.org/ > http://redd-net.org/regions/ > http://redd-net.org/resource-library/
  • REEEP (Renewable energy and energy efficiency partnership) is an Austrian NGO: The partnership was conceived at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in august 2002, the international secretariat is based in Vienna. The partnership is funded by a number of governments including Australia, Austria, Canada, German, Ireland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, The United Kingdom, The United States, and the European Commission: Extractive Industry and Development: Innovation in the international cooperation and development, CSR: http://www.reeep.org
  • WSP Water and Sanitation Program: is a multi-donor partnership/ WSP is an independent donor-funded program administered by the World Bank. WSP is an international partnership to help the poor gain sustained access to improved water supply and sanitation services: World Bank: http://www.wsp.org


  • CDS Partnerships: United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development: Partnerships for Sustainable Development of the CDS Secretariat: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development: New York: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/dsd_aofw_par/par_index.shtml
  • CPRC: Chronic Poverty: Research Centre: is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs, established in 2000 with initial funding from the UK’s Department for International Development: CPRC is administered from Institute for Development Policy and Management-University of Manchester, http://www.chronicpoverty.org/
  • Global Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Web Portal-World Bank Institute: East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, North America, south Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, International: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/PPPI-Portal/
  • GRSP: Global Road Safety Partnership: brings together governments and governmental agencies, the private sector and civil society organisations to address road safety issues in low and middle income countries: GRSP is a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC, based in Geneva: call for a decade of action for Road Safety: development for business: http://www.grsproadsafety.org/ > http://www.makeroadssafe.org
  • GWP CEE: Global Water Partnership: Central and Eastern Europe: twelve country water partnerships: platform of stakeholders: http://gwpceeforum.org/ > Global Water Partnership TOOL BOX-Integrated Water Resources Management: GWP Global Secretariat: Stockholm-Sweden: http://www.gwptoolbox.org/
  • GWP: Global Water Partnership: The GWP was founded by the World Bank-WB, the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP and the Swedish Development Agency SIDA: to foster Integrated Water Resource Management IWRM and to ensure the coordinate development and management of water, land and related resources by maximizing economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital environmental systems. During the past 20 years the GWP Network has become active in 13 regions and over 70 countries. The network is supported by Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States: Netherlands: The Prince of Orange Willem-Alexander become Patron in 1998, two years after the funding of GWP the Global Water Partnership, from 2006 to present: Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation: The GWP Secretariat is administered by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA–Stockholm: http://www.gwpforum.org/ > http://www.gwp.org
  • INECE: International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement: is a partnership of government and non-governmental practitioners from more than 150 countries: regulatory and non regulatory approaches to guide compliance, enforcement of environmental laws and regulations to promote sustainable use of natural resources: 4000 members from international organizations, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations: key founders, the Dutch and US environmental agencies, with additional support from the UNEP, World Bank, European Commission, Environmental Canada and the OECD: INECE Secretariat, Washington DC-US http://inece.org/ > Directory of Web Sites of Environmental Agencies of the World: http://www.inece.org/links_pages/onlineresourcesEnvironmentalagencies.html > http://www.inece.org/calendar.html > http://www.inece.org/regions.html
  • MADB: Market Access Database: is an operational tool of the European Union's Market Access Strategy: European Commission: http://madb.europa.eu
  • PIDG: Private Infrastructure Development Group: PIDG was established in 2002. The PIDG is a coalition of donors mobilizing private sector investment to assist developing countries to provide infrastructure vital to boost their economic development and combat poverty: PIDG Members: The UK Department for International Development DFID, The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs DGIS, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA, and the International Finance Corporation IFC/World Bank. In 2006 PIDG membership expanded to include the Austrian Development Agency ADA and Irish Aid. The PIDG is a carefully crafted public-private partnership: PIDG Sutton-Surrey United Kingdom: http://www.pidg.org
  • The Global Fund: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: global public-private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/
  • WEPA Water Environment Partnership in Asia: cooperation with 11 countries in East Asia: to promote good governance in water environment management: sources-links at global level, Asia regional level and National level: access to various sourced of water related information: the website is operated by WEPA under the initiative of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan: IGES Institute for global Environmental Strategies- headquarters Shonan Village-Japan: http://www.wepa-db.net
  • World Links: began in 1997 as an initiative of World Bank, in 1999, World Links spun off from the World Bank as an independent non-profit organization based in Washington, DC: through the creation of PPP, World Links works with Ministries of Education to provide programs: has expanded to over 30 in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central/Eastern Europe and the Middle East: http://www.world-links.org/


  • COIMBRA Group: become a driving force in the creation and further development of the European Higher Education: COIMBRA Group Universities (more than 20 European Universities): influencing policies in European Higher Education: network: http://www.coimbra-group.eu
  • GARNET Network of Excellence: Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation: The Role of the EU > European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme: http://www.garnet-eu.org
  • IAC InterAcademy Council: in May 2000 all of the world’s science academies created the IAC to mobilize the best scientists and engineers worldwide to provide high quality advice to international bodies: such as the United Nations and the World Bank as well as to other institutions > headquarters at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam: http://www.interacademycouncil.net
  • IRUN: International Research Universities Network: is an international network of broad-based research universities: IRUN, Secretariat International office: Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands: http://www.irun.eu/
  • KFH Conférence des Recteurs des Hautes Ecoles Spécialisées Suisses: KFH has established a Coordination Office to promote cooperation in teaching and research between universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education and developing and transition countries; research partnership with developing countries: Jeter des ponts between les Hautes écoles spécialisées et l´économie: Bern: http://www.kfh.ch
  • MIHELP Michigan Higher Education Land Policy consortium: MIHELP is a public-private, multi-university, interdisciplinary partnership designed to address the fundamental research (promoting scholarship, facilitating seminars, symposiums, educating policymakers and stakeholders), in the State of Michigan, collaboration among universities in concert in concert with the private sector, created in 2005. Michigan State University: http://www.mihelp.org > http://www.pscinc.com/ > http://www.publicsectorconsultants.co.uk/index.php
  • Network of European Union EUCE Center of Excellence: The Network of EUCE comprises ten research universities around the United States. Funded by the EU Commission, the group is dedicated to advancing the study of the European Union as an international actor. Wisconsin University: http://www.unc.edu/euce/eduaction.htm
  • Open Courseware Consortium: institutions working together to advance education and empower people worldwide through open courseware > The Open Courseware Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world: http://www.ocwconsortium.org
  • RAD Researchers Alliance for Development: multidisciplinary network of researchers and academics of the World Bank Paris-France: 600 representatives of 450 academic institutions, research centers as well as research units in NGOs, bilateral agencies, the private sector and trade unions from all over the world. Link with think tanks (ODI and LGI): http://www.radnetwork.org
  • RUIG GIAN Réseau Universitaire International de Genève: Geneva International Academic Network: research and academic activities within International Organisations and the Academic Community in Geneva and beyond: http://www.ruig-gian.org
  • SANORD: Southern African-Nordic Centre: is a partnership of higher education institutions from all the Nordic countries and southern Africa: the primary aim is to promote multilateral research cooperation on matters of importance to the development of both regions: SANOR, Central Office, University of the Western Cape, Belleville-South Africa: http://sanord.uwc.ac.za/
  • UNPOP: Utrecht-Nijmegen Programme On Partnerships: Universiteit Utrecht, Radboud University Nijmegen: http://www.unpop.nl/
  • VI.UNCTAD: Virtual Institute on Trade and Development: A partnership with Universities: is a network based in Geneva-Switzerland, 24 member’s universities across five continents: http://vi.unctad.org/
  • WUN Worldwide Universities Network:: promoting interdisciplinary and international collaboration: WUN is a consortium of leading public research universities around the world: network of 17 universities: University Industry Demonstration Partnership: collaborative partnership between university and industry in the United States: http://www.intlstudies.wisc.edu/wun/index.html > http://www.wun.ac.uk


  • BCGD: Business Council for Global Development: is a coalition of leading business that work with governments, international organisations and nongovernmental organisations to promote global development: BCGD is also a forum for sharing corporate best practices and engaging in multi-stakeholder dialogue: Washington, DC: http://bcgdevelop.com/
  • CORPGOV Corporate Governance: Stakeholders: http://www.corpgov.net > since 1995 has facilitated the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both accountability and the creation of wealth > The Harvard law School Corporate Governance Forum: CORPOGOV: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • EURO SHAREHOLDERS the pan European organization of shareholders associations: is a confederation of European shareholders associations, founded in 1992: General Secretariat Brussels > the organization’s overall task is to represent the interests of individual shareholders in the European Union: http://www.euroshareholders.org
  • FREENFACTS: Facts on health and the Environment: Belgique: independent non-profit organization with a multi-stakeholder governance and a non-advocacy policy > 4 stakeholders groups as members: Academic institutions, environmental and health non-profit organizations, business & industry groups, other (including media, government…) partners: Rio Tinto, ALSTOM, Carrefour, AUREA, CEFIC, DSM, FERRARI, GSK, Development Gateway, EurActiv, European partners for the Environment, European School net, International Polar Foundation (Polar research); World Business Council for Sustainable Development (coalition of 170 companies), IUCN: http://www.greenfacts.org
  • GFSE: Global Forum on Sustainable Energy: is a multi-stakeholder platform: for a sustainable world energy system: the GFSE activities are supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation in the Ministry for European and International Affairs and the Austrian Development Agency-ADA: GFSE Secretariat, Vienna-Austria: http://www.gfse.at/
  • Stakeholder Forum: is an international multi-stakeholder organisation working to advance sustainable development and promote stakeholder democracy at a global level: initially Stakeholder Forum was UNED-UK (from 1987-2000), hosted by IIED, in 2000 become an international multi-stakeholder organization called Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future hosted by UNA-UK (1993-2004). Stakeholder forum is now an independent organization-not-for-profit organisation- with a secretariat based in London, partners and consultant around the globe and receives funding from governments, UN agencies, foundations and international financial institutions: http://www.stakeholderforum.org > http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/ > EARTHSUMMIT2012: http://www.earthsummit2012.org/ > OUTREACH: a multi-stakeholder magazine on environment and sustainable development: http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/ > IEG dossier, International environmental governance: http://ieg.stakeholderforum.org/
  • Stakeholders Corporate Governance: CORPGOV Corporate Governance: Stakeholders: since 1995 has facilitated the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both accountability and the creation of wealth: http://www.corpgov.net/stakeholders/stakeholders.html
  • UKCDS: UK Collaborative on Development Science: collaboration of 13 UK funders and stakeholders with an interest in international development research: UKCDS, London-United Kingdom: http://www.ukcds.org.uk
  • WSSCC: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council: was formerly created in 1990, is a global multi-stakeholder partnership organisation, Geneva, Switzerland: http://www.wsscc.org/