Catalyst is a digital and limited-print publication with the primary purpose to advance and highlight best practices in collaborative global development to drive broader change and impact in the sector.

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Welcome to Catalyst

The Start of Something Big

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A collaboration playbook

Three guiding principles for successful collaboration

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New Ideas in Collaboration

Revealing Global Outcomes
C. Bleers, K. Wilson

Revealing Global Outcomes

Evaluating real contributions to the SDGs
Keep Water Pumps Pumping
G. Dalziel

Keep Water Pumps Pumping

A Little Re-engineering and a Lot of Collaboration
Misunderstanding Women’s Empowerment
E. Van Houweling

Misunderstanding Women’s Empowerment

Critical Insights from a Rural Water Project in Mozambique
Making Markets Work for the Poor
M. Goodwin-Kucinsky, S. Roy, G. Lestikow

Making Markets Work for the Poor

How Cross-market Collaboration Improved WASH Outcomes in Cambodia
A Dialectic
Multiple Contributors

A Dialectic

Thoughts on Collaboration in Global Development
Where's the Water?
A. Klemmer, J. Knight, B. Fishburn

Where’s the Water?

An Innovative, Open-source Collaboration Equation
Five Essential Elements
E. Vance

Five Essential Elements

A New Framework for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Catalyzing Collaboration
G. Smithwick, K. Warwick-Diaz

Catalyzing Collaboration

Partnerships Sparked by Posner Center Tenancy
Modeling The Future
M. Rafa, S. Dickerson

Modeling The Future

A Tool for Collaborative, Long-term Development Planning

About this report

Catalyst: Report on Collaborative Global Development is an initiative of the Posner Center for International Development, a community of almost 200 organizations and individuals devoted to global development. Our mission is to convene, connect, and catalyze the global development community to collaborate for greater impact.

Catalyst Team

Managing Editor

Rebecca Hofkes

Senior Editors

Burke Fishburn, Posner Center

Julia Kennedy, Posner Center

Lauren Andraski, Posner Center

Associate Editors

Meg Sagaria–Barritt, Posner Center

Jessica Harig, Posner Center

Layout/Graphic Designer

Austin Klemmer, Klemmer Designs

Copy Editor

Joan Fishburn

Editorial Review Board

Susan Abbott, Cross-Pollinate Consulting

Heidi Cortez, Saving Moses

Amanda Filipczuk, Regis University Development Practice

Danielle Givens, Marshall Direct Fund

Molly Goodwin-Kucinsky

Joshua Knight, Global Hope Network International

Tom Laetz, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies

James Oury, Oury LLC

Tom Scriven, RENEW Strategies

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