Summary of publication
In 2011, a Strategic Partnership Arrangement (SPA) was launched between BRAC, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Under the terms of the SPA, DFID committed core funding of £226 million and DFAT committed AUD180 million over a five-year period, 2011-2015. This research report, commissioned by the partners and produced by Social Development Direct, finds that the SPA is a unique approach to development cooperation. The SPA also represents a globally significant innovation in donor collaboration with a Southern NGO based on core budget support and an equal partnership.