A guide for partnering with civil society, business, and government groups
Mercy Corps has a 32-year history of working with local partners in over 113 countries and collaborates with an increasingly wide and diverse set of partners at all levels of the public, private and civil society sectors to tackle major global challenges. Our Principles of Partnership, first established in 2003, serve to ensure clear and transparent working relationships with partners that are inclusive and mutually beneficial, based on equity and respect and leverage passion to have lasting impact. These principles, and much more, can be found in Mercy Corps' Local Partnerships Guide, a new Mercy Corps resource which consolidates our global expertise, lessons, field-proven tools and innovative models. This guide is designed for field teams and others interesting in creating and sustaining effective partnerships. It also presents ways to better support partners to realize their own goals.