Engage known local entities and look beyond traditional sources for development partners, potentially those experienced with local communities and populations, that can offer targeted relevant experience, even if they may not yet have operated at large scales or in the same political contexts.
- Be receptive to complex, multi-faceted development teams with separate sets of expertise. In some cases, a well-managed interdisciplinary team that can demonstrate expertise can present a simpler avenue to project completion and delivery.
- Acknowledge that developer track record is one of several critical factors in project financing, and work with credible partners to ensure that lending sources understand the joint development process.
- Ensure that development partners are aware of the local jurisdiction’s policies and standards.