Partnerships are crucial to the efficiency and effectiveness of ACIAR investments in Research for Development (R4D). ACIAR works closely with the Government of Pakistan, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), other donor partners, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the Pakistani private sector.
Firstly, this ensures the R4D is well-targeted and aligned with any related activity. This helps maximise the value of Australia’s contribution.
Secondly, partnerships provide opportunities to build a lasting legacy of capacity - forged at every level from village entrepreneur to young researchers and senior planners.
Thirdly, involving government, non-profit and commercial partners builds pathways to sustain and scale out the project outcomes. This is essential to create a lasting impact.