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Author(s): Michelle Halse, Gabriella Ginsberg-Fletcher and Luisa Balbi


UN Global Pulse’s guide to innovation partnerships for the UN community.

All of the UN’s work is accomplished through partnerships. Increasingly, through collaborative partnerships, with diverse partners, seeking new solutions to complex situations through innovation.

We call these ‘innovation partnerships’ and this guide is focused on these particular partnerships, which demand some unique conditions, mindsets and practices.

This is a practical guide to support you, maybe even inspire you, with new ways to approach your partnerships and collaboration for innovation. 

This guide has three goals:

  • Explain the key concepts of innovation partnerships.
  • Demonstrate how to set up for success in your innovation partnerships.
  • Provide an overview of tools & guides for innovation partnerships and how they might be used so you can decide which tools might be appropriate for you and when.