The Partnership approach to development gained momentum in the 1990s and is very popular with International and local NGOs. The approcah came about as a realisation that for development to be effective and sustainable, it was important to enter into partnerships with local organisations and communities. This was a move from the traditional donor-reciepient relationship. The study sought to find out whether partnerships between local and International NGOs are genuine or not. MS Zimbabwe was used as a casestudy. This book therefore reveals the views of a number of development actors in Zimbabwe and does show that it is indeed possible to have genuine partnerships. The book highlights that partnerships can be complex and challenging and they require commitment by all parties involved. Partnerships do pose a lot of challenges, but they are worth it at the end. This book is useful to professionals working in the development field, any persons interested in community development and the dynamics between donors and beneficiaries.