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Contracts and MOUs

Key terms in shared use agreements

Fact Sheet
Legal Memo
Good Governance

Our partners often ask us, what's the difference between a contract and a memorandum of understanding (MOU)?

ChangeLab Solutions developed this fact sheet to help our partners understand key terms that are used when developing shared use agreements. Although there can be legal distinctions between the two types of documents, there may be no legal or practical difference if they are written with similar language.

Download our fact sheet to learn more about what type of document to use and how to make sure it includes the language that you need.