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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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“Cross-sector partnerships will be key to reaching those left behind in the MDG era and, ultimately, to achieving the post-2015 agenda. However, in order for such partnerships to succeed, this policy paper explores why: It is imperative to acknowledge and address the current lack of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Climate change will exacerbate current and create new health risks. Because many upstream drivers of these risks arise from outside the sector, multi-sectoral approaches are required for effective adaptation. This paper focuses on showcasing successful stories of collaboration…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper addresses two research questions: (1) Does collaborative environmental governance improve environmental outcomes? and (2) How do publicly supported collaborative groups with different levels of responsibility, formalization, and representativeness compare in this regard? Using a representative watershed…

“Despite collaborative governance’s popularity, whether collaboration improves policy performance remains uncertain. This study assesses the link between collaborative decision making and licensed environmental management protocols in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) process for licensing hydropower facilities in the United States. Using results from a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “What explains differentiation in a nonprofit’s organizational practices around partnering with businesses?” asks Rachael Shwom in this contribution to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. “I propose that attendance at events plays a role. To explore this, I identify…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As the paradigm shift from command-and-control statutes to collaborative partnerships increases, public administrators, policy makers, and watershed stakeholders will become more dependent on collaborative partnerships to solve complex environmental problems. This article explores watershed management partnerships and suggests…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The move towards collaborative governance in environmental policy often takes the form of collaborative partnerships involving multiple stakeholders with divergent beliefs and interests. Within such partnerships, stakeholders selectively coordinate with one another to varying degrees to achieve both…