Many of CPS’s programs are joint ventures, meaning that healthy working relationship directly contribute to the success of CPS’s work.  As a result, CPS will do its best to:

  • Ensure its partners understand their roles, objectives, responsibilities, and rights in terms of the project and the working relationship. These must be mutually agreed upon and firmly grounded in the partners’ mandates and capacities.   They may be expressed in a  formal agreement
  • Periodically review partnerships to ensure they reflect program needs and dynamics
  • Include partners in program planning so as to foster shared ownership

CPS must carefully consider any partnership it forms, particularly with the private sector. The private and not-for-profit sectors sometimes operate on difference value systems, which may create conflict of interest. CPS’s criteria for partnership are indicated in the following categories