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We collectively face unprecedented global challenges. Only by working in partnership can we create innovative, transformative and sustainable solutions needed for people and planet to prosper.


TPI works with individuals and organisations from all societal sectors, and with partnerships at every level, to help them realise truly transformational collaborative impact.


TPI believes in a world where collaboration is the norm and all sectors combine their resources through partnership at unprecedented scale to deliver true sustainable development.


TPI has been a pioneer in the development of the theory and practice of multi-stakeholder collaboration since its foundation in 2003

The Power of Partnership

Founded in 2003, TPI passionately believes in the power of collaboration across societal sectors to leverage complementary resources and unleash the innovation and transformational change necessary for people and planet to prosper.

Our work aims to realise a new era of partnership in which business, governments, NGOs, academia, foundations and international organisations systematically align their interests, and effectively combine their resources, to maximise collective value and deliver prosperous economies, thriving societies and a healthy environment.

We do this through our cutting-edge research developing professional standards for partnering, and by supporting individuals and organisations from all sectors of society, and partnerships at every level, to fully realise their potential for transformational collaboration. And to achieve scale of impact, TPI is working towards a global partnering enabling environment that can support widespread, effective multi-stakeholder partnership for a sustainable future.


Our work

Professional capacity development and support

With 20 years of experience, we provide the capacity development and support services to help you, your organisation and your partnerships to professionalise your partnering practice.

Fostering professional partnering excellence through open and bespoke trainings, coaching and communities of practice.
Supporting organisations to become Fit for Partnering and realise maximum strategic value through partnerships.
Facilitating and optimising partnerships to deliver maximum value and impact for all.

Thought leadership and cutting-edge programmes

Collaborative, action research programmes, developing the latest thought leadership, theory and practice in specific issues to help shift sector practice.

Influencing and building a global partnering infrastructure

Major initiatives to build individual, organisational and partnership good practice globally at scale

A UN-TPI initiative supporting national-level, multi-stakeholder collaboration for the SDGs
Supporting in-country mechanisms to engage stakeholders across sectors, and catalyse partnerships for the SDGs
High level policy inputs on multi-stakeholder partnerships and engaging business as a development partner,


The added value of collaboration in Porticus programmes  

A new TPI report for philanthropic foundation Porticus, examines how, and with what outcomes, funders can support impactful, transformational collaboration, with abundant evidence that collaboration created additional value – often towards systems change.

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Global survey: how can we accelerate partnering for the SDGs? 

Have your say in a global survey that is part of the partnership campaign TPI is running with Partnerships2030, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator and the Global Forum for SDG Advisory Bodies. 

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Partnership training

TPI’s Effective Partnering for Sustainable Development course is suited both to new partnership practitioners and those with some experience who wish to complement and formalise their learning.
Next courses: 12th to 16th June, 2023, and 25th to 29th September, 2023.

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Knowledge centre

Supporting your partnering journey with our expanding knowledge centre, we bring you the latest partnering theory and guidance in the form of our cutting edge tools, frameworks, case studies and research.

We regularly renew and add to our material, capturing insights and experiences from all our programmes.


News and blog

News & Views

Better Together? A study on the added value of collaboration in Porticus programmes

A new report by TPI for philanthropic foundation, Porticus, sheds light on how, and with…
News & Views

From rhetoric to reality: practicing partnership in philanthropy

By Anna Hirsch-Holland, Programme Director for Funder Impact. This article was originally published by Alliance Magazine in…
General News

Report launch: impact and potential for partnering in education examined

A new report produced with the School Partnership Alliance was launched on 24th January 2023,…

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