The average response rate cited in literature for online surveys conducted with external partners is 20%. As the Directory of Partners is updated on an ongoing basis, it is assumed that most recipients were reached. There were 309 survey responses fully completed. This provides a response rate of 30.23%,which is considerably higher than the average response rate (20%) for such a survey. 

Respondents were mainly from developing country NGOs (51%), communities (12%) and developed country NGOs (12%).


Questions related to the Operational Strategy 2013-2015, Strategic Goal 1 on areas of communications and collaboration among partners generated a good response from respondents.

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