Welcome to the MSP Charter project website!

The project is developing a Charter for multi-stakeholder processes (MSPs) and those working in and with MSPs, articulating key principles of working in MSPs.


  • Creating and promoting an international MSP Charter of high quality MSPs – a “standard” or set of principles that partnerships, organisations, and individuals can sign up to
  • Initiating and facilitating a process of defining multi-stakeholder partnerships, their desired characteristics and success factors
  • Achieving wide-spread ownership and support from governments and stakeholders by conducting a wide, global, multi-stakeholder process to reach out and engage all interested stakeholders, and initiating a process of signing up to the MSP Charter
  • Keeping signatories and the public informed about the Charter and signatories, and using the process to initiate further dialogue and collaboration on MSPs, ensuring their quality, building necessary capacities, and measuring impact

Desired outcomes

  • A deepened understanding of MSPs among governments, UN and stakeholders
  • An appreciation of the need for a Charter articulating key principles of MSPs among stakeholders and governments
  • Setting quality standards for MSPs that help assess existing MSPs and develop high quality ones in the future
  • Increased quality of MSPs

The zero draft MSP Charter was open for comments until May 31st, 2018.

Thank you to everyone who provided comments, suggestions, and questions on the zero draft! We are currently working on a new version of the MSP Charter and will circulate it in July 2018. 
Please email us at info(at)msp-institute.org if you have any questions or comments at this point.

More about the project’s Background and Activities & Steps

The MSP Charter is a project led by the MSP Institute and Felix Dodds, Tellus Institute (project leads).