For IFAD we designed this interactive toolkit, which uses a process model that reflects how IFAD partnerships typically develop.
It has four phases: (1) Scoping and Selecting, where the opportunity for partnerships is clarified and assessed, leading the choice of the most suitable partners; (2) Setting Up, where agreements and preparations are made with the prospective partner; (3) Implementation, in which the partnership is structured and managed in order to optimize performance for results; and (4) Monitoring and Reviewing, in which information on the performance of partnerships is collected, analysed, and reported for the purposes of learning and accountability.
For each phase, the toolkit contains two tools that will help you to come to grips on your partnering process. They will guide you to ask the questions that are needed to make good decisions about the partnerships you are setting.
You can download the toolkit here
Wageningen University and Research, IFAD.