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Table 4 Partnership tools included for detailed analysis

From: An exploration of inter-organisational partnership assessment tools in the context of Australian Aboriginal-mainstream partnerships: a scoping review of the literature

Author Year Name of the tool Aim of the tool Basis of tool elements Audience Location: publisher
Spink and Merrill-Sands [68] 1999 Successful collaborative partnership: Key elements and a self-assessment inventory Intended for use either at the start-up phase or later on to reflect on strengths and priorities for improvement. Literature review and practitioner experience. CGIAR Centers and their partners Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research
Mattessich PW, Murray-Close M, Monsey BR & Wilder Research Centre [79] 2001 Wilder Collaborative Inventory (found in Collaboration: What Makes it Work, 2nd Ed) Provide a practical tool that bridges the gap between research and practice. Review of research literature on factors that influence the success of collaboration. Groups working on collaborative projects Minnesota, USA: Fieldstone Alliance
Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health [74] 2002 Partnership Self-Assessment Tool (also known as The New York Partnership Self-Assessment Tool) To assess how the collaborative process is working and identify focus areas to make the collaborative process work better. Based on a 2001 national study on partnership synergy involving 63 US partnerships (815 partnership participants). Broad array of partnerships focusing on any kind of goals New York, USA: CACSH
Markwell S, Watson J, Speller V, Platt S & Younger T [78] 2003 The Working Partnership Book 1–3 (previously and still common known as the Verona Benchmark) To self-assess levels of performance in leadership, organization, strategy, learning, resources and programs. Based on evidence, theory and practice in the areas of business performance assessment, community involvement and partnership dynamics. UK health sector, inter-government department initiatives. Yorkshire, UK: Health Development Agency
Hardy B, Hudson B & Waddington E [77] 2003 Assessing Strategic Partnership: The Partnership Assessment Tool (based on the Nuffield Partnership Assessment Tool) Provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to assess the effectiveness of partnership working, identify problem areas to inform remedial action and guide resource allocations. Previous Nuffield Institute work with health and social care partnerships. Local government authorities London, UK: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
VicHealth [82] 2011 The Partnership Analysis Tool To assist organisations to develop a clearer understanding of the purposes of collaboration, to reflect on the partnership they have established, and to focus on ways to strengthen new and existing partnerships by engaging in a discussion about issues and ways forward. Based on evaluation initiatives undertaken to promote mental health and wellbeing in Victoria. Health promotion initiatives Victoria, Australia: VicHealth
Tennyson, R [81] 2011 The Partnering Initiative’s Partnering Tool Book (4th ed) To help design, develop and manage cross-sector collaboration in a systematic way in order to achieve effectiveness and sustainability. Builds on the experience of practitioners and offer an overview of essential elements of effective partnering. General audience using cross-sector collaboration and partnership to achieve development goals. The Partnering Initiative (International Business Leaders Forum)