Building your network of implementation partners
In the world that we live in today, it has become imperative for companies to evolve the ability to conduct projects in different parts of the world.
You may be an international foundation that is looking to make contributions to NGOs and foundations spread across Africa and Asia. But you, yourself, may not be based in these countries. You need to become familiar with those countries with the help of your partners on the ground.
You have to be as comfortable in Casablanca or Calcutta. This is why it is essential to build up a network of implementation partners in different countries and regions.
Baird’s CMC has 37 co-owners across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe and implementation partners in 53 further countries. We have handled diverse projects all over the world using our network and can help you identify and engage with similar networks of health professionals, civil society organisations and other stakeholders to help you implement your projects in different regions.
Baird’s CMC is a global consulting team of senior management, communication, policy and research professionals with vast experience of helping clients set up their own networks of implementation partners.
- A consortium of global pharmaceutical companies required assistance in identifying potential allies among civil society organisations in India with the aim of working with these local allies to improve the quality of healthcare in India and improve access to it. Baird’s CMC assisted this consortium by conducting research that yielded a universe of more than 100 organisations who were asked to comment on a set of scenarios about reform. The exercise yielded potential allies for the consortium for future initiatives as well as some ingenious ideas on what sort of initiatives would be best suited to fulfil their ultimate project goal of better access to quality healthcare
- Baird’s CMC was approached by a major international foundation to find, screen and prioritise partners for a major disease area in several countries in South America and Europe. The goal of the international foundation was to identify NGOs and civil society organisations working in this specific disease area for corporate social responsibility projects. Baird’s CMC leveraged its network and helped the foundation identify, profile and engage with several new organisation that was working in that disease area as well as the context in each country
- A major multinational technology company asked Baird’s CMC to conduct preliminary research with telemedicine experts in China. The technology company had developed a portable telemedicine tool that could be quickly transported to remote areas of the country by air, rail or land. Baird’s CMC had to find out how the new technology could be used in remote areas that are under-served by conventional primary care facilities, in emergency situations and elsewhere amongst difficult-to-serve communities in China. Baird’s CMC identified a list of telemedicine experts and conducted in-depth interviews with them. More importantly, Baird’s CMC helped the technology company create a network of implementation partners so that they could get a clearer picture of the realities on the ground and the possibilities their new technology had to offer
- Baird’s CMC worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the New Venture Fund and the Global Health Roundtable to assess government responses to antimicrobial resistance in 14 emerging and developing countries. Researchers in each country collected information on existing government programmes, new initiatives, policy announcements and media trends. We also collected information on the international response by intergovernmental organisations such as the European Commission and the WHO and by foundations active in the field such as Pew and Wellcome. We suggested additional public-private initiatives that could complement the existing work and a list of possible partners for each project