Cross-sector partnerships will be key to reaching those left behind in the MDG era and, ultimately, to achieving the post-2015 agenda. However, in order for such partnerships to succeed, this policy paper explores why:
- It is imperative to acknowledge and address the current lack of trust between stakeholders.
- There is an urgent need for capacity building to ensure that all actors are fit both to partner and to hold each other to account.
- Common agreement is needed as to what, in the post-2015 era, constitutes good practice in development and development financing.