Why collaborate?

Collaboration offers a way of bringing greater resources, capacity, knowledge and perspectives together to address an issue. Collaboration is recommended when tackling 'wicked problems' that have multiple causes, complex and changing characteristics, and require negotiated solutions. In an increasingly connected world, collaboration is seen as simply 'the way to do business'.

Collaboration challenges

Despite the hype, there are plenty of challenges in collaboration, particularly working across sectors, where organisations bring distinct cultural values, interests and objectives to the table. Collaboration can be a slow, frustrating and expensive process. Attention to structures and processes can help partners realise the potential benefits of working together.


  - Stakeholder analysis
  - Partnership or network design and brokerage
  - Governance advice
  - Partnership management, evaluation and troubleshooting

Examples of collaboration projects

Further information