Memorandum of Understanding


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a document that is used as an agreement between two parties, usually when one party is the service provider and the other one the beneficiary of the service. A MoU is less formal than a written contract, but more formal than a handshake. It is an important document when you work as a partner in any way, for example if you run your programme at another organisation, use a company's space to host a fundraising event or support another organisation using your curriculum or technology .


This toolkit is useful when your organisation wants to:

  • establish a partnership for service provision or joint implementation of a project.
  • have a document that clearly outlines the terms and conditions in a partnership.
  • offer your programme or services to another entity.
  • collaborate with a partner for the implementation of a programme.

What you can expect

In six steps this toolkit assists you to understand and develop MoUs with partner organisations and other parties. Here you’ll find a step-by-step guide, tools, examples and other resources for developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

What you get

Know How:

  • How to formulate a Memorandum of Understanding step-by-step
  • a MoU for a programme about educational uplifting
  • a MoU between two cities
  • a template for a MoU

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