Stella Pfisterer is Research Associate at the Partnerships Resource Centre, Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University (The Netherlands). Her research focuses on the effectiveness of cross-sector partnerships in international development cooperation. Stella has researched partnership projects in diverse sectors such as agriculture, water and energy, in Colombia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia among other countries. Stella has developed specific expertise in the analysis of development policy, governance and management of inter-organisational relationships and international development administration. She works at the interface of academia and practice and finds it important to make research findings applicable to practice. Therefore, she provides (policy) advice to various organizations, has published professional publications and developed various tools. In addition, she has developed a series of executive training modules about partnership management, in particular for diplomats and public servants.