Program Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)


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. It may or may not be legally binding. 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 program 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 program or services to another entity.
  • collaborate with a partner for the implementation of a program.
What you can expect

In six steps this toolkit assists you to understand and develop MoUs with partnerorganisations 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:
  • program MoU step-by-step
  • a MoU for a program about educational uplifting
  • a MoU between two cities
  • a template for a MoU
This toolkit is largely based on the learning materials of the Atma Network
The purchase of these materials was co-funded by Edukans.

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