Partnership International - Sustainable Development
Promoting sustainable development
through international collaboration

About Partnership International, Inc.
Celebrating our 31 Years of Service:

Partnership International, Inc. (PI), founded in November 1990, is an international consulting firm that provides renewable energy and infrastructure technical, financial/economic, legal/regulatory and commercial advice to clients on projects that promote sustainable development through infrastructure investments. We are recognized for delivering pragmatic, market-driven solutions for our public and private clients across multiple industries and sectors. Through our offices in Washington, DC, and in the field, our staff targets meaningful sectoral reforms to stimulate sustainable economic growth in developing and emerging markets worldwide.

Partnership International provides consulting services in the following areas:

  • Energy: power grids, micro-grids, renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, biomass, biofuels, WTE, etc.)
  • Clean Water: desalination/purification of seawater, wastewater and backwater.
  • Environment: energy efficiency, carbon & climate change, clean development mechanisms, environmental & social impact assessments.
  • ICT: knowledge management, smart-grids, resource management, monitoring & evaluation systems, financial software, energy/efficiency mapping, resource databases, data portals.
  • Transportation: ports, airports, roads, and transportation security.
  • Public-Private Sector Collaboration: business & trade development and international collaboration towards poverty reduction and economic growth.

    Service Solutions:

  • Sector Reform & Development: policy & regulatory, market assessments, institutional & enterprise restructuring, process reengineering, supply-chain development, public-private partnership investments.
  • Economic & Financial Analysis: economic analysis, financial modeling, tariff setting, project financing, business plan & strategy.
  • Project Management: technical/financial feasibility, socio-economic impact, environmental impact assessment, public awareness, implementation plans, monitoring & evaluation.

Partnership International Worldwide:

Partnership International works in partnership with internationally seasoned senior professionals. Partnership International is composed of senior partners and technical advisors with in-depth experience in creating the necessary regulatory, institutional and economic environment to promote public and private investments in infrastructure projects. Our professional staff is multicultural and multilingual with extensive overseas experience. Partnership International consultants have worked for Fortune 500 companies, the World Bank, the UNDP, the U.S. Government, and other distinguished employers. Partnership International includes experts with extensive contacts with government ministries, donor agencies, financial institutions and local entities worldwide. While providing country-specific solutions, Partnership International is a distinctively international consulting firm in its structure, its staffing and its competencies.

Partnership International's Sustainable Development & Market-Oriented Approach:

Partnership International
works closely with private clients, government agencies, multilateral organizations and bilateral donors in creating the necessary regulatory, institutional and economic frameworks to promote investments in vital infrastructure projects that promote economic growth, social development, eliminate poverty and create jobs. We believe in establishing a strong local presence as the key to our success in addressing the requirements of our clients. In doing so, we work closely with local partners in developing and proposing best-practice market-driven solutions which address the internal vision of the country, while ensuring an international perspective with market-place efficiencies.

Partnership International, History & Founding Board:

Founded in 1990, under the direction of Sargent R. Shriver (founder and first Director of the Peace Corps, US Ambassador to France, and founder of the Job Corps), the mission of Partnership International is to promote international collaboration between people for a better world. Partnership International's projects and mission has slightly changed over the years, but continues to reflect the same vision of Sargent Shriver. We aim to provide assistance between nations and their people for a better world by giving people the infrastructure needed to make their world better. Based on his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy's famous statement: "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country;" Partnership International has taken this statement a step further by extending it beyond nations, and asking all citizens of the world to give a helping hand to improve our collective future.

Partnership International, Sustainable ICT Development:

Global Micro-grid Resource Portal - Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), UN Foundation

In support of the UN Foundation’s effort for SE4ALL, Partnership International (PI) is helping to develop a comprehensive portal for micro-grids that enhances the global communications and information sharing. Partnership International, working with the UN Foundation Mini/Micro-Grid Working Group, took has taken the lead in this effort. Together with this consortium of NGOs and private micro-grid related companies, PI is developing a global Microgrid Resource Portal and database that will map the location of different micro-grid projects and provide know-how on the technical, legal, financial aspects of these developments around the world. The project aims to provide alternative micro-grid models of electrification in developing countries, where the provision of electricity from the national grids is neither available nor stable. Each micro-grid site catalogued in the database will provide key information on its financing, technology, regional particularities and impact. All catalogued information will be searchable, providing valuable information on micro-grid barriers to success, how they have been overcome, and best practices.

BAPPENAS/KfW - Geothermal Investment Database, Indonesia
PI provided technical assistant to the Government of Indonesia to effectively plan and coordinate public and private investments in the geothermal sector. Our Technical, ICT, Financial and Legal Advisors assisted BAPPENAS in developing an action plan to mobilization geothermal investments. Our objective was to develop an Investment Database to provide support to the planning and execution of geothermal projects and to accelerate the development of geothermal-based power (both greenfields and brownfields). The Geothermal Investment Database ("Geo Portal") was being collaboratively developed with BAPPENAS staff to help attract public and private financing and to support the coordination of this effort among ministries, departments, local government authorities as well as public and private financing institutions.

Solutions of Solar in a Box (SOSolar Boxes), Haiti
Partnership International aims to assist the Haitian relief efforts by providing "Solutions of Solar in a Box" (SOS Box). > SOSolar Boxes Info

PI at Conferences and Workshops:

InterSolar: Emerging Solar Markets
Partnership International presented at the InterSolar North America ( The conference comprise 25 sessions with more than 150 speakers with over 60,000 trade visitors. Partnership International presentation “Tools for Success: Best Practice for Emerging Markets” was targeted to assist international decision-makers interested in promoting solar energy in emerging markets. The presentation covered the three key areas in which regulatory, technical and financial structures best suit the particular needs of each regions.
> InterSolar Presentation

GEF/World Bank: GeoFund Geothermal Workshop, Turkey
Partnership International, with the International Geothermal Association (IGA), received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the implementation of region wide technical assistance as part of the Geothermal Energy Development Program (GeoFund), and hosted the International Geothermal Workshop to help develop geothermal development in the Europe Central Asia (ECA) Region.
> Geothermal Workshop

Africa Geothermal Center of Excellence: Validation Workshop
The Validation Workshop on the Feasibility Study for establishing an African Geothermal CoE was held at the UN Complex in Nairobi, Kenya on 12-13 August 2015. The workshop was hosted by UNEP and co-organized by GoK, ICEIDA and AUC. The goal was to provide a collaborative platform for countries to contribute and discuss the vision of the CoE and foster ownership and leadership among participating countries. Partnership International then conducted the Feasibility Study based on the feedback of the workshop's participants for the establishment of the African Geothermal Center of Excellence.

What's New:

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTi) - H2O Desalination and Purification, Global
Partnership International is helping develop and implement an international business strategy for a cavitation water desalination/purification technology which can purify almost any water (saltwater, wastewater, polluted lakes, etc.), without chemicals or added emissions while operating “off-grid" using minimal energy. PI is seeking global strategic development partners and securing funding (grants, equity, and debt) for the expansion of this potable water technology in areas of need. If you are interested, please contact us at

Regeneración Ecológica, S.A. de C.V. and its renewable energy holding company Enermun, S.A. de C.V. to develop Utility-Scale Solar Plants in Mexico
Partnership International is helping RE/Enermun develop grid connected PV power projects in the Michoacán and Jalisco States. Regeneración Ecológica has formed a new special purpose vehicular (SPV) holding company ENERMUN (Project Sponsor), to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico. Working with its Partner Firms, Partnership International (PI) and Sustainable Development Partners (SD Partners), their first initiative is to develop a 53MW dc grid-connected Solar PV Power Plant “La Pluma" in Susupuato, Michoacán in the south-western region of Mexico, of a potential 100MW dc development.

USAID funded Solar PV development with the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA)
Partnership International is assisting the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) develop grid-connected Solar PV systems for its members with funding from the USAID Clean Energy Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA). The JHTA seeks to develop 5MW of solar power at member locations across six area chapters. The PI team has developed five models to address the needs of different types of members within the JHTA: large scale hotels, medium scale hotels, small/boutique hotels, accommodation/villas and tourism providers. The goal of the project is to improve power supplies available for JHTA members while reducing their dependence on imported fossil fuels. A SPV will be formed to help finance and lease Solar PV systems for JHTA members to help bring down overall costs.

Caribbean Community Climate Change Center: Consultancy to Develop an Expanded Work Plan for USAID CCAP, Eastern and Southern Caribbean
USAID CCAP is a partnership established in July 2016 between USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). CCCCC chose Partnership International to provide Consultancy services to develop and finalize USAID CCAP Expanded Work Plan (July 2016 – September 2018). USAID CCAP comprises three technical components to strengthen an integrated system that aims to reduce risks to human and natural systems resulting from climate vulnerability. USAID CCAP purpose is to strengthen an integrated system for the implementation and financing of sustainable adaptation approaches in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region. Implemented by CCCCC, it works in partnerships with national governments, other donors working in the region, regional institutions, the private sector, community-based organizations (CBOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 10 countries in USAID/ESC’s region.

Energy Smart Fund, IADB/Barbados
Partnership International was selected to develop a monitoring system for Barbados' Energy Smart Fund Program aimed to promote the increased use of Renewable Energy (RE) and the implementation of Energy Efficiency (EE) measures by providing financial and technical support to RE and EE projects. PI is working with the Prime Minister’s Office under the Division of Energy and Telecommunications by providing technical assistance to implement a program of oversight and reporting to ensure that the Government’s objectives are achieved. Toward this goal, PI is designing a database reporting system that will facilitate the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the technical aspects of the program’s outputs by tracking the progress and impacts of the program based on various established indicators. In doing so, PI is utilizing social, economic, developmental and environmental indicators within the current energy climate in Barbados to gage what best addresses the government’s goals. Our team reviewed the Energy Smart Fund Program and options for the government to sustain and scale up sustainable energy projects. PI is reviewing these indicators to develop a framework that will provide guidance for further investment and funding options from the government.

ICEIDA/GDC - Geothermal Center of Excellence, Africa
Partnership International was selected to conduct a feasibility study and preparing a conceptual model and budget for the establishment of an African Geothermal Center of Excellence (CoE). PI provided detailed recommendations on the technical, intellectual, physical, virtual and budgetary requirements of such a center that can best serve the long-term sustainable requirements of the region as a whole. Funded by Icelandic International Development Agency and Nordic Development Fund (ICEIDA/NDF), the Government of Kenya under the auspices of the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) seeks to assist African countries to facilitate and accelerate geothermal developments through: enhanced access to geothermal information; educational and training opportunities; internships and access to state of the art field and laboratory equipment; and, facilities for geotechnical, geochemical, geophysical and petrographic studies, surveys and analysis/interpretation.

USTDA - Hydropower Development, Angola Partnership International conducted an Electricity Distribution Rehabilitation and Hydropower Development in Angola to prepare two Master Plans for the rehabilitation and expansion of the electricity distribution networks in the cities of Cuchi and Luena, and perform Pre-Feasibility studies for two mini-hydroelectric projects, Kaquima and Chafinda, located near these cities.

USTDA - MENA Geothermal, West Bank
Partnership International worked with MENA Geothermal in the West Bank to help develop a geothermal heating and cooling project design, feasibility and implementation plan. The PI team aims to assist MENA Geothermal to develop a sustainable, bankable business plan for implementing Geothermal “GeoExchange” systems in the region. MENA has developed an advanced GeoExchange system adapted to local conditions with some specialty local supplies. Our team reviewed the feasibility, regulatory, economic, financial, environmental and social aspect of this USTDA-funded GeoExchange system study.

Renewable Energy & Tariffs Incentives, Pakistan
Partnership International worked with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) by reviewing tariff practices of various energy technologies as they relate to Renewable Energy (RE) and are proposing suitable modifications/changes in the tariff determination process to help promote the development of RE in Pakistan. Our consultants assessed tariff guidelines, renewable projects, licenses agreement, subsidies incorporated, environmental considerations, etc. Our team aim was to enhance the overall renewable energy sector strategies, which in turn will help create a favorable business and trade environment for renewable energy development to better utilize indigenous renewable energy sources such as biomass, bio-fuels, solar, geothermal, hydro and wind.


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