multi-stakeholder


multi-stakeholder

A very broad term that describes groupings of civil society, the private sector, the public sector, the media and other stakeholders that come together for a common purpose. It is often used with words like “partnership” and “consultation”. In multi-stakeholder partnerships the partners have a shared
understanding that they play different roles and have different purposes, but that they can pursue
collective goals through collaboration and common activities to achieve such goals. These partnerships
are voluntary, with participation driven by the perceived benefits they may see emerging from the process. Such partnerships are increasingly being used to challenge and lobby for change in policy processes.

Style information: APC uses multi-stakeholder with a hyphen between “multi” and “stakeholder”.

Source: Frequently Asked Questions
about Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in ICTs for Development: A guide for national ICT policy animators

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