One of the research papers that are currently being finalised as part of the Effectiveness of Partnerships project was presented at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Swiss Political Science Association (SVPW-ASSP), which took place on February 3-4 at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland).

The draft paper, which is co-authored by Prof Liliana B. Andonova and Dario Piselli, constitutes one of the main outcomes of the project that has been hosted by the Graduate Institute of Geneva and funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) since Fall 2017. More specifically, the paper seeks to fill existing gaps in academic scholarship dealing with questions of partnership effectiveness by conducting a comparative study of three partnerships in the fields of biodiversity and clean energy, namely the Amazon Region Protected Areas Programme (ARPA) in Brazil, the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) in Costa Rica, and the San Cristóbal Wind Power Project in Ecuador.

The paper was presented on February 3rd, during the first panel of the Conference’s thematic Working Group on Development and Environment, which focuses on ‘Transnational Actors, Transnational Governance Regimes, and Networks’. As part of the same panel, Jamie Marie Fraser also presented a paper on ‘Sovereign Debt Stability and the Effectiveness of Transnational Governance Regimes’, which provides the basis for another future outcome of the Effectiveness of Partnerships project.

The rest of the two-day event took place under the guiding theme ‘The De- and Re-nationalization of Political Conflicts in a Digital Age‘. A detailed conference program is available on the meeting’s website.