Strategic Partnerships @ ICRISAT: Global Partnerships for Strategic Impact uri icon

abstract

  • This study formally examines the intricacies of public-private partnerships at ICRISAT in order toglean from experiences how best to effectively and efficiently develop strategic partnerships thatwork and to build a learning module on successful partnership management for ICRISAT staffand partners.Public-private partnerships are examined in the light of institutional behavior and lessons learned,which facilitate/impede the exchange of potential pro-poor knowledge and technology. The focusis on three key issues: (1) the rationale for forging partnerships; (2) the benefits accrued; and(3) lessons learned from ongoing partnerships to harness more successful strategic ties in thefuture.Collaborations between scientists of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-AridTropics (ICRISAT) were examined, especially working linkages between and among researchersbased in international, regional and national organizations spread across Asia and Sub-SaharanAfrica. Data and information were obtained through web- and email-based surveys across all theregional locations of ICRISAT. The resulting analysis characterizes public-private partnerships atICRISAT and delves into factors that contribute to their success or failure.These findings are critical to developing a learning module on the best practices in undertakingstrategic partnerships at ICRISAT

publication date

  • 2010