Partnership Principles

ZEP2030 Partnership Principles

  1. Sense of community

ZEP2030 will promote and nurture the spirit of unity and cooperation (bayanihan) around a common development agenda.

  1. Trust is key to a strong and effective coalition

A large-scale collaboration such as ZEP2030 requires confidence on each partner’s ability, motives, and performance, at the same time ensures transparency and accountability.

  1. Leverage and complementation for greater impact

ZEP2030 is built on the premise that each member or stakeholder has something to bring into the partnership. This means that there is willingness to build on each other’s strengths, pool resources, and implement mutually reinforcing activities to contribute to the overall goal of the coalition.

  1. Work with community/area-based organizations

ZEP2030 will engage more community/area-based organizations as primary implementers.

Area-based implementers are in the best position to determine who their partners will be and at what terms. Given their better understanding of local conditions, the determination by area-based organizations bears great weight in selecting other partners.

  1. Promote equity and participation

Projects under ZEP2030 should provide for equitable benefit-sharing among members of the community, especially families in extreme poverty, and should seek the participation of women and youth in the project implementation.

  1. Sustainability of efforts should be paramount

Actions and outputs of programs and projects should build the capacities of implementing partners and develop structures that promote and enhance sustainability of efforts.


(Adapted from: AF’s Partnership Framework; ZEP2030 Environment Cluster’s Consideration for Partnerships)