As part of THET’s ongoing approach to quality improvement, we have developed Principles of Partnership to support health partnerships to improve the quality and effectiveness of what they do.

1. STRATEGIC

Health partnerships have a shared vision, have long-term aims and measurable plans for achieving them and work within a jointly-agreed framework of priorities and direction.

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2. HARMONISED & ALIGNED

Health partnerships’ work is consistent with local and national plans and complements the activities of other development partners.

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3. EFFECTIVE & SUSTAINABLE

Health partnerships operate in a way that delivers high-quality projects that meet targets and achieve long term results.

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4. RESPECTFUL & RECIPROCAL

Health partnerships listen to one another and plan, implement and learn together.

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5. ORGANISED & ACCOUNTABLE

Health partnerships are well-structured, well-managed and efficient and have clear and transparent decision making processes.

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6. RESPONSIBLE

Health partnerships conduct their activities with integrity and cultivate trust in their interactions with stakeholders.

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7. FLEXIBLE, RESOURCEFUL & INNOVATIVE

Health partnerships proactively adapt and respond to altered circumstances and embrace change.

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8. COMMITTED TO JOINT LEARNING

Health partnerships monitor, evaluate and reflect on their activities and results, articulate lessons learned and share knowledge with others.

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