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Working in project partnerships

Introduction

In public service and academic institutions, partnerships underpin almost any kind of project. For most externally funded projects and programmes collaboration between a range of different partner organisations is a prerequisite, intended to stimulate cross-sectoral (and in the case of European Commission funding, cross-border) cooperation and maximise the impact and effectiveness of project outcomes. This chapter considers the benefits and challenges of partnerships from a project management perspective, the building and reviewing of working partnerships and project governance structures.

Local government and other partnership policies

Partnerships are needed because, in most cases, they are ...

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