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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 “Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are contractual relationships between government and industry to deliver facilities or service for public benefit. In the United States, existing transportation infrastructure is aging and new infrastructure is underfunded. PPPs are considered one way to…

“This paper reports on the opportunities and challenges of creating partnerships between foundations and government agencies in promoting housing as a platform. Through discussions with philanthropists, the authors examine evidence for ‘housing as a platform’ and assess the challenges that impede public-private partnerships. They find…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Long-term commercial contracts between governments and private companies to design, build, finance, and/or manage infrastructure projects, often labeled ‘’public-private partnerships,’’ offer the potential to improve project quality and cost-effectiveness. However, the success of these contracts from the public’s…

“The Lodestar Foundation, founded in 1999 and based in Phoenix, has set for itself what many may consider a quixotic journey: to foster, encourage, and celebrate collaborative partnerships among nonprofit and public-sector enterprises that advance social good,” writes Feather O’Connor Houstoun in this piece for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Almost a decade ago, public health initiated a number of innovative ventures to attract investments from multinational drug companies for the development of new drugs and vaccines to tackle neglected diseases (NDs). These ventures — known as product…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book “demystifies this innovative solution to the challenges of designing, financing, building, and operating major infrastructure projects. In today’s world, partnerships between public agencies-federal, state, and local-and private companies are an increasingly popular policy tool. At a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-private partnerships (or PPPs) encompass a broad spectrum of public sector infrastructure and service initiatives. Recently, some scholars have undertaken literature review studies of the various definitions of the concept of PPPs and its research traditions, identifying several…

“The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel, and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue PPPs in their states. Solid, balanced, and comprehensive state enabling legislation is the key to thorough consideration and success of…

This report, from the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s Collaborating Across Boundaries Series discusses public-private partnerships for food safety: “Using food safety as a case study, the authors discuss new approaches to public-private partnerships. This use of new approaches to public-private partnerships is…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Fiscally strapped local governments have increasingly turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) for redevelopment assistance, empowering private actors to exercise functions typically performed by the public sector. While P3s can enhance project funding and completion, they create the possibility…