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Partnerships: Putting Good Governance Principles in Practice

Author: Claire Marshall

This publication analyzes the research and project work of the Institute On Governance in civil society – government partnerships from the point of view of both players. The paper first explores the meaning of ‘governance’ and ‘partnership’; then blends these concepts with good governance principles used by the United Nations Development Programme and the Institute On Governance to create a tool for assessing good governance in partnership arrangements. Finally, the paper draws on the Institute’s work in Canada and internationally, to illustrate some of the lessons and best practices in the governance of partnerships.

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About the Authors

  • Michael Bassett

  • Laura Edgar

    Laura Edgar

    Vice President - Board & Organizational Governance

    Laura leads the Institute’s work on board and organizational governance, including providing advisory services related to roles, responsibilities and functioning of boards of directors, strategic planning, member engagement and governance assessments.  She also provides tailored learning programs on request. She has a strong professional and academic background in the governance of public purpose organizations, indigenous governance, business management, adult education, and international programming.

    Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Edgar was the Programs Coordinator at the Institute for Leadership Development, where she led several programs for young professionals and young entrepreneurs. Her responsibilities included program management, liaising with Canadian and international partner organizations, and organizing training programs.

    Ms. Edgar has completed an M.A. in Economics at the University of Guelph, and also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.  In addition, she lived and worked for two years in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa and two years in Japan, and has managed projects in South-East Asia and Lesotho.

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