The litmus test for a successful private sector partnership is often considered to be (1) the right idea with (2) the right partner. But reflections and learning shared in this learning brief

Click button to view learning brief by the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity’s also show the importance of a third factor (3) the right relationship. (This brief contributes to the USAID Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Evidence and Learning Plan evidence base on “What PSE relationship qualities influence results?”)​ This relationship factor is particularly important when working in complex settings to address societal problems such as inequality, poverty, hunger, or lack of opportunity. In these contexts, it may be impossible to know exactly what idea is right, so therefore ever more critical to have the right relationship with the right partners to be able to discover the novel, right solution(s) to the problem.

Relationship quality was assessed around these five evidence-based relationship indicators and one ‘fit check’ indicator, informed by ACDI/VOCA’s Partnership Health Assessment Tool and a 2016 USAID study conducted by Dahlberg Global. ​

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