Increased capacity of stakeholders around genuine and durable partnerships
The overarching goal of the project has been to contribute to advancing the implementation of the
SAMOA Pathway and the 2030 Agenda in SIDS by increasing the capacity of all stakeholders in
forging new, genuine and durable multi-stakeholder partnerships to help drive implementation
on the ground, and to strengthen the monitoring and review process of partnerships in SIDS.
Through the various consultations and partnership dialogues held across all SIDS regions, a range of diverse stakeholders in SIDS have had the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and insight around the design and implementation of genuine and durable partnerships by dialoguing and networking with policy makers and representatives from partnerships, inter-governmental organizations, academia, UN entities and other development actors.
SIDS Partnership Toolbox
The SIDS Partnership Toolbox includes a set of tools for enhancing capacity around the design of partnerships for SIDS, and for assisting stakeholders in monitoring and review of partnerships at national, regional and global level.
The Toolbox includes chapters on:
- Participate and contribute to the SIDS Partnership Framework
- Designing a partnership for SIDS - getting started, being SIDS specific, setting up a governance framework and monitoring programme, accessing finance and communicating with stakeholders
- Evaluate a partnership for SIDS - SIDS Partnership Criteria and Norms and check list
- Analyze and explore - access to global analysis and how to browse and search for partnerships
- Learn - take the Partnership Quiz, access to case studies, and more resources
The Toolbox includes both an interactive online version, and one for print:
SIDS Partnership Analysis
The SIDS Partnership Analysis has been undertaken for the purpose of
helping countries prepare for the mid-term review of the SAMOA Pathway, with a view to assist Member
States in better understanding the landscape of the
many SIDS partnerships that have been undertaken
to implement the SAMOA pathway, and how these
partnerships have addressed its priority areas.
The analysis takes an in-depth look
on the status and trends of partnerships for SIDS, illustrated with case
studies that provides a basis for the description of
best practices in developing durable and genuine
partnerships for SIDS.
Specifically, the in-depth review aims to answer the
- What is the status and trends of SIDS
partnerships globally, regionally and nationally?
- How have these partnerships addressed the
SAMOA Pathway priority areas?
- Are there under-represented areas of the
SAMOA Pathway that may need to be addressed
through further partnerships?
- Have the partnerships had an impact
on their beneficiaries and on sustainable
development of SIDS?
- What challenges have the partnerships
- What lessons have been learned that
could help in developing the next generation
of genuine and durable multi-stakeholder
The analysis was informed by a range of
stakeholders, partners, regional reports, interviews,
and through a series of partnership dialogues
organized in the margins of the preparatory process
of the SAMOA Pathway High-level Mid-term Review.
SIDS Action Platform
The SIDS Action Platform is the main online resource for SIDS partnerships, with
details of all registered partnerships.
Following consultations from stakeholders during the partnership dialogues, the platform has been redesigned and enhanced with new functionalities and filters for searching partnerships, including by keywords, SIDS regions, SAMOA Pathway priority areas,
Sustainable Development Goals, conference the partnership was registered for,
its implementation status, and the status of reporting.
Each registered partnership includes a full description of its objectives, overall
timeframe, implementation methodologies, arrangements for capacity-building
and technology transfer, coordination mechanisms, governance structures,
implementing partners are, SAMOA Pathway priority areas address. It
furthermore outlines concrete and time-bound deliverables, what resources are
devoted (financial, human or other), and geographic location (SIDS regions). In
addition, each partnership page includes contact information to its focal point
(or focal points).
Visitors may engage with the partnership page by providing comments, showing
support by clicking the “Like button” or “follow” the partnership. If a user follows
a partnership, any updates made to the partnership will appear in that user’s
notification log (requires log in).