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Advancing the Debate: Cross-sector partnerships, business and the post-2015 development agenda

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.