MSP Charter – Resources: References


  1. UN Decisions and Documents relating to MSPs
  2. UN Background Papers
  3. UN Agencies and Programmes
  4. Key Literature on Multi-Stakeholder Partnership

(more at Resources: Implementation Guidance)

1.  UN Decisions and Documents relating to MSPs

UN Decisions

2002 (January) UNGA Resolution (56/76) Towards global partnership

2002 (July) Bali Guiding Principles

2003 (June) UN Commission Decision on Partnerships for Sustainable Development including criteria and guidelines

2004 (February) UNGA Resolution (58/129) Towards global partnerships

2005 (December) UNGA resolution (60/215) Towards global partnerships

2007 (December) UNGA resolution (62/211) Towards global partnerships

2010 (March) UNGA Resolution (64/223) Towards global partnerships

2012 (March) UNGA resolution (66/223 Towards global partnerships

2014 (February) UNGA resolution (68/234) Towards global partnerships: a principle-based approach to enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and all relevant partners  

2015 (December) UNGA resolution 70/224 Towards global partnerships: a principle-based approach to enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and all relevant partners

 2.  UN Background Papers

Atkisson, Alan, 2015. MSPs in the Post-2015 Development Era: Sharing knowledge and expertise to support the achievement of the SDGs. New York: Paper prepared for UN DSD.

Beisheim, Marianne and Nils Simon, 2016. Multistakeholder partnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda: Improving accountability– Analytical paper for the 2016 ECSOC Partnership Forum

Dodds, Felix, 2015. Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Making them work for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

ECOSOC Committee of Experts on Public Administration, 2018: Challenges for institutions in the transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. Contribution by the Committee of Experts on Public Administration to the 2018 thematic review of the high-level political forum on sustainable development. Seventeenth Session, 23-27 April 2018 

Expert Group Meeting “Multi-stakeholder partnerships on implementing the 2030 Agenda, 2016: Improving accountability and transparency” Organized by UNDESA (February 2016)

Hoxtell, Wade, 2016. MSPs and the 2030 Agenda – Challenges and Oversight Options – Challenges and options for oversight at the United Nations. UNDESA Expert Group meeting “Strengthening the role of Member States in the review of multi-stakeholder partnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda (December 2016)

3.  UN Agencies and Programmes

Executive Board of the UN Development Programme and of the UN Population Fund, 2008. The UNDP accountability system: Accountability framework and oversight policy. UN Doc DP/2008/16/Rev.1, New York: United Nations.

FAO Committee on Food Security – High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), 2118: Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda. HLPE Report #13, June 2018

Joint Inspection Unit, 2006. Oversight Lacunae in the United Nations System. UN Doc. JIU/REP/2006/2. Geneva: United Nations.

UN Economic Commission for Europe, 2018. Draft Guiding Principles on People-First Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Part II – The 8 Guiding Principles for People-first PPPs

4.  Key Literature on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

Andonova, Liliana B. and Marc A. Levy, 2003. Franchising Global Governance. Making sense of the Johannesburg Type II Partnerships. In: O. S. Stokke and O. B. Thommessen (Eds.) Yearbook of International Co-Operation on Environment and Development 2003/2004. London: Earthscan.

Beisheim, Marianne and Anne Ellersiek, 2017: Partnerships for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Transformative, Inclusive and Accountable?SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 14, December 2017.

Beisheim, Marianne & Nils Simon, 2016. Multi-stakeholder partnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda: Improving accountability and transparency. Independent analytical paper commissioned by UNDESA 

Beisheim, Marianne and Nils Simon, 2015. Meta Governance of partnerships for sustainable development: Perspectives on how the UN could improve partnerships‘ governance services in areas of limited statehood.Berlin: SWP 

Brouwer, Herman and Jim Woodhill, with Minu Hemmati, Karèn Verhoosel and Simone van Vugt 2015: The MSP Guide – How to Design and Facilitate Multi-stakeholder Partnerships. Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University (free download; also available in French)

Brouwer, Herman and Jan Brouwers, 2017: The MSP Tool Guide. Sixty Tools to Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (free download)

Global Development Incubator 2015. More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Making Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Work

Heiner, Krista, Louise Buck, Lee Gross, Abigail Hart, Nienke Stam.,2017. Public-Private-Civic Partnerships for Sustainable Landscapes: A Practical Guide for Conveners EcoAgriculture Partners and IDH-Sustainable Trade Initiative. EcoAgriculture Partners: Washington, D.C.

Hemmati, Minu (with contributions from F Dodds, J Enayati, J MacHarry) 2002. Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability – Beyond Deadlock and Conflict. London: Earthscan 

Hemmati, Minu and Felix Dodds, 2017. Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Three-part blog series

Hemmati, Minu 2015. Engagement and Communication for Implementation and Review. Contribution to UN EGM “Social Development and the Agenda 2030”, New York Oct 2015

Hemmati, Minu and Felix Dodds, 2016. High-quality Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Implementing the SDGs. New Frontiers Publishing, August 2016

Hemmati, Minu and Francois Rogers, 2015.  Multi-stakeholder Engagement and Communications for Sustainability. Beyond Sweet-Talk and Blanket Criticism – Towards Successful Implementation.London: CatalySD

Hemmati, Minu and Robert Whitfield, 2003. The Future Role of Partnerships In the Follow-up to Johannesburg. Suggestions For Effective Mechanisms at the National, Regional and International Level. London: Stakeholder Forum, April 2003

International Civil Society Centre, 2014. MSPs: Building Blocks for Success (by Pattberg & Widerberg). Berlin: ICSC

Isaacs W. 1999. Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together. New York: Doubleday

Kahane A., 2001. How to Change the World: Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Activists.  in Reflections, Vol.2, No.3, pp16-29

Lederach J. P., 2003. The Little Book of Conflict Transformation. GoodBooks, Skyhorse Publishing, New York

Martens, Jens, 2007.Multistakeholder Partnerships – Future models of Multilateralism?Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

OECD, 2015. Development Co-operation Report 2015: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action.Paris: OECD Publishing

Parks W. et al. 2005. Who measures change? An introduction to participatory monitoring and evaluation of communication for social change, Communication for Social Change Consortium, South Orange, NJ 

Pinnington R. 2014. Local first in practice. Unlocking the power to get things done. London: Peace Direct 

Rein M. et al. 2005. Working Together. A Critical Analysis of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Southern Africa. Cambridge (UK) The University of Cambridge Programme for Industry 

Scharmer, O. & Kaufer, K. 2013. Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Tembo F. and Chapman J. 2014. In search of the game changers: Rethinking social accountability. London: ODI 

Tennyson R. 2011. The Partnering Toolbook. An essential guide to cross-sector partnering. The Partnering Initiative (IBLF) 

UNDESA 2007. Participatory Dialogue: Towards a Stable, Safe and Just Society For All. Report commissioned by UN DESA Department for Social Policy and Development(written by Minu Hemmati) (PDF). New York: United Nations

World Vision 2014. Reaching the Unreached: Cross-sector partnerships, business and the post-2015 development agenda. Milton Keynes, UK

World Vision 2014. Getting Intentional: Cross-sector partnerships, business and the post-2015 development agenda. Milton Keynes, UK

World Vision 2015. Advancing the Debate: Cross-sector partnerships, business and the post-2015 agenda. Milton Keynes, UK

World Vision & The Partnering Initiative 2016. Agenda 2030 Implementation: Delivering on the promise. Uxbridge & Oxford, UK