Learning from both the rich positive and negative experiences of partnerships with civil society in the past, impeccable standards of transparency, efficiency, mutual accountability, mutual respect and credibility will be adopted by the BRLF in forging partnerships with civil society organisations. It will be clearly understood that grant-making is a privilege, an opportunity to make a difference that emanates from the grantee for the donor. At the same time, it will be equally understood that the ultimate accountability of both donor and grantee is towards the people in whose name the grant is made and justified. Hence, the highest benchmarks of performance and accountability will need to be adopted by both BRLF and its partners so that the goal towards which we are all working is realised.