AO. Need for more flexible infrastructures to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration as they emerge

  • AO: The IDRC noted that “by requiring multiple partners to co-apply in order to obtain funding, partnerships did effectively emerge in response to those calls, but were primarily a means to leverage funding and coordinate activity, but did not effectively translate into the “sum being more than its individual parts”. (3)

  • AO: “funding modalities required careful foresight and reflexive adaptive planning with regard to processes, resources and tools that would enable meaningful collaboration” (3)

  • AO: The analysts note that “many donor-funded partnerships allocate funding at the outset, and once the agreements are in place, the projects are unable to take advantage of emergent ideas, windows of opportunities, or unexpected collaborations.” (5)


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