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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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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study seeks to understand similarities and differences in why local governments and nonprofits choose to collaborate, particularly when those relationships are not governed by formal contracts or grants. Exchange, transaction, and resource dependence theories are used to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Historically, ensuring access to primary education has been seen as a predominantly public responsibility. However, governments are increasingly sharing this responsibility through a variety of subsidiary arrangements. Some governments are contracting services out to the private sector, to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The article starts a conversation in the literature about the governance structures of certain kinds of collaboratives in public management: public-private partnerships. The findings come from the study of implemented partnerships for regeneration and management of city centres…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case addresses the issues of leadership and change management in the process of transforming an industry through an innovative public-private partnership approach to policy making. In 2005, the Governor of Arizona issued an Executive Order to create…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In the early 21st century, the U.S. federal government faced a hiring crisis as fully half of its workforce would soon be eligible to retire. Yet hiring procedures were time-consuming, confusing to the applicant, and frustrating to managers…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In July 2004, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) volunteered to be one of three federal agencies taking part in a one-year pilot project to reform federal hiring practices. The non-profit Partnership for Public Service coordinated…

“By far the fastest-growing arena for the use of PPPs is urban economic development,” says this guide from Urban Land Institute. “Cities and counties are rapidly applying the experiences with PPPs learned over the last few decades — experiences on how to most effectively combine…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The aim of the book is to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the more traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who typically experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. ……

“This important report presents a new perspective on the challenges now faced by government to more effectively, efficiently, and creatively partner with the private sector to develop and implement new models of contracting. Professor Williams, an associate professor of civil engineering at Rutgers University, uses…