About Us

The Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) is the center of excellence for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society. Launched in 2008 on the recommendation by the Advisory Committee for Transformational Diplomacy, S/GP builds and facilitates partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact.

To advance U.S. government interests in a world where decision-making at the national level is increasingly influenced by non-state actors, the Department of State recognizes the need to cultivate and maintain partnerships with key organizations and individuals across public, private and nonprofit sectors. Partnerships can play a crucial role in advancing America’s core national security and economic interests: creating jobs, business ties, and dialogues across peoples and cultures; and promoting regional stability, while creating enabling environments for economic prosperity. The Office of Global Partnerships leads the U.S. government’s efforts to engage private sector and civil society partners to achieve foreign policy objectives.

S/GP’s mission is to build and institutionalize public-private partnerships that advance the Department of State’s foreign policy goals by serving as:

  • CONVENER: Bringing together people from across regions and sectors for common objectives.
  • CATALYST: Launching projects and providing partnership training and technical assistance.
  • COLLABORATOR: Working closely with partners to optimize resources and best practices.
  • CULTIVATOR: Nurturing partnerships by providing access to networks & mentorship.