If the intervention manager is convinced that the partnership has potential, a motivation document is sent to the program`s Senior Management Team (SMT), although a TMS member has already participated in the partner meeting and the intervention manager`s board. Together, TMS discuss the document and refer it to the response team with comments and questions, often followed by a meeting with the team. The rationale for the partnership can go back and forth repeatedly, as the response team collects missing information or asks for all of the information raised by the TMS. The programme uses moUs when it concludes an agreement with a partner which it does not consider to be a `market player`, i.e. the partner is not an integral part of the market system. Generally speaking, this concerns other development programmes or donors with whom the programme coordinates or cooperates; Thus, GROW signed a moU with GIZ to coordinate its respective work in the cocoa sector. For partnerships in which GROW expects the partner to contribute directly and sustainably to changing market systems for the poor, the programme signs a partnership agreement. Cooperation partnerships between education and business are created to benefit the objectives of innovation and education. Companies benefit from unique academic solutions to real-world problems. Institutions at different levels of learning benefit from funding, industry support and resources that would normally remove academic problems.

[14] Cooperative partnerships are agreements and measures that are concluded by affiliated organizations to share resources to achieve a common goal. Cooperative partnerships are based on the participation of at least two parties who agree to share resources such as finances, knowledge and people. Organizations in a collaborative partnership share common goals. The essence of collaborative partnership is that all parties benefit from cooperation. In both cases, GROW reserves the right to terminate partnerships for various reasons, even if the partner does not stop the end of the contract. The agreements clearly show that fraud is a reason for immediate denunciation and possible legal action. “Local” partnerships have been used by many governments around the world to tackle complex social issues. In Australia, for example, the Victorian government has highlighted government and “joint” partnerships between government and community to better address the complex issues facing local and regional communities. [18] This note provides an overview of GROW Liberia`s current process of structuring partnership agreements. This is what emerges from learning how to manage the different capacities and incentives of partners and ensure a streamlined yet collaborative process.