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Table 5 Key process themes found in the AMP principles

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

Article AMP process principles/items Themes Elements found in partnership tools
TT Position staff at partner organisation (staff exchanges) Staff exchange No
RA Co-operative, cross sector approaches which reduce the burden of duplication and red-tape on community organisations. Cross sector approaches No
TT Develop linkage processes, including formal documentation of partnership service structure; clarification of roles and clear lines of who troubleshoots Partnership structure Yes
TT Ensure partnership is built on realistic resource capacity to support development of partnership and execution Development and implementation resource Yes
RA Real investment of dollars and people based on need and ongoing support for programs that work. Financial and human resource Yes
B Aim to improve long-term well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. Time Resource (Long term) Yes
RA Programs and policy approaches that are geared towards long-term achievements. Yes
TT Be consistent with meetings; use innovative communication technologies where necessary to maintain contact Regular meetings/contacts Yes
TT Ensure meetings are held regularly and staff have opportunity to interact and build relationships. Yes
TT Give the partnership service an Aboriginal name and ensure there are suitable promotion/materials Aboriginal Name/Suitable promotion No
B A commitment to redressing structures, relationships and outcomes that is unequal and/or discriminatory. Reflection Yes
B Valuing process elements as integral to support and enable partnership. Valuing process Yes
RA Regular and independent public evaluation of programs and policies to make sure we learn from mistakes and successes. Monitoring and evaluation Yes
TT Set targets, develop reliable data collection to simple monitoring and outcome indicators Monitoring and evaluation Yes
B Aim to improve long-term well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. wellbeing outcomes No
  1. TT: Taylor and Thompson [5].
  2. RA: Reconciliation Australia [83].
  3. B: Burton [33].