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Partnerships for Development: In-Depth Interviews with Sustainability Executives


January 15, 2015

Global development has entered a new era defined by partnership between public and private sector actors, but because these alignments are relatively new and dynamic, development professionals are grappling with many outstanding questions.

Who drives these partnerships? How does business perceive the development sector? Are current partnership models effective? And how can they be improved in the future?

To uncover some answers to these questions, Devex and Abt Global formed their own partnership to get the detailed opinions, through in-depth interviews, of 30 top sustainability executives from major multinational corporations and foundations. Our questions expanded on findings from a 2014 Devex Impact survey, a quantitative, online survey that explored how the aid community perceives business involvement in international development. We got the other side of the story.