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Organising local partnerships
From programme management to the
coordination of local development
1.2 Management partnerships, coordination partnerships
Whether an initiative by individuals, private businesses or a public initiative,
two types of partnership logic which are continuous (evolution), much more
than conflicting, can be identified:
- on the one hand, a management partnership, whose objective is closely
linked to allocating, distributing and consuming a budget. This partnership is
generally born of a circumstantial opportunity (programme, exceptional funding, etc.).
It is limited in time and in its objective. It follows a project logic (to find and
involve suppliers of means and know-how in the concrete assembly of an operation).
This is therefore a purely technical-economic logic;
- on the other hand, a partnership coordinating development or identity at
the service of a local development action involving an area, its survival and its
promotion. This partnership aims to create a social project. It is based on an
educational and rallying approach which takes time. Its objective is therefore to
raise citizen awareness, to modify behaviours and to obtain a responsible commitment
from as many people as possible.
The development coordination partnership is extremely diverse and evolves over time.
It is constantly influenced by the management partnership, which sometimes responds
better to certain needs such as:
- short-term efficiency and the projects' need for funding,
- administrative and political pressures,
- the quantitative criteria of the assessment processes.
AIMS and OBJECTIVES
Obtaining, distributing and consuming a budget
Identifying and mobilising the local actors
DYNAMICS and LOGICS
Presenting an application eligible for a procedure
Widening the basis of the development
RESULTS and effects EXPECTED
Carrying out a programme
Innovating and boosting
COMPOSITION and OPENING
Closed partnership between a few people
Opening reasoned around ideas and themes