Cross-sector development partnerships (CSDPs) often start as ‘pilots’– testing out the potential of partnering approach to deliver desired results within a pre-defined time. As projects, CSDPs have potential for replication because they test innovative approaches which can be scaled up by the partners after donor funding ends.

Not much is known about how replication of successfully piloted partnerships actually works. This publication provides insights into replication through repeated collaboration, based on the experiences of the Sustainable Development Programme for Coffee Growing Families in Nariño (Colombia). In addition to identifying the benefits, process and facilitators of the repeated collaboration, it examines how bilateral development agencies can facilitate successful replication through repeated collaboration.