Book News, PublicNet: 6 April, 2011

This overview and compendium published by CIPFA looks at the issues and possible approaches to evaluating partnerships and how to answer the question ‘does partnership represent a good value-for-money solution?’

The term partnership covers a broad spectrum of meaning. The publication looks only at partnerships that are not underpinned by a contract and which are commonly described as either advisory, strategic or executive. CIPFA’s Financial Management Panel has reviewed existing literature and guidance to provide an overview on how to approach the evaluation of partnerships and a number of organisations have contributed additional resources developed for their own partnership reviews.