The North-South Institute


Private Sector Partnerships for Development

NSI is looking at how partnerships with the private sector can be used to support and improve sustainable development outcomes. This examines challenges and opportunities offered by different cross-sectoral partnership models, and provides recommendations to practitioners and policymakers on how the value of cross-sector partnerships can be maximized for development results. With the support of the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada (TFO Canada), NSI produced a case study on partnership models in the field of trade-related private sector partnerships for development. In addition to this work, NSI has conducted research to better understand how public, private and non-profit sectors derive value through partnerships for development.


Report: The Value of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships, by Shannon Kindornay, Stephanie Tissot, and Nabeel Sheiban, January 2014.

Policy Brief: How to Engage the Private Sector for Development by José Di Bella, Alicia Grant, Shannon Kindornay and Stephanie Tissot, September 2013.

Report: Models for Trade-Related Private Sector Partnerships for Development (Executive Summary) by Shannon Kindornay and Kate Higgins (NSI) with Michael Olender , January 2013.

Policy Brief: Trade-Related Private Sector Partnerships: Understanding the Models by Shannon Kindornay (NSI), February 2013.


For more information, please contact:

Shannon Kindornay