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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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“Data collaboratives present a new form of cross-sector and public-private partnership to leverage (often corporate) data for addressing a societal challenge. They can be seen as the latest attempt to make data accessible to solve public problems. Although an increasing number of initiatives can be…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The growing importance of public–private partnerships (PPPs) suggests the need to assess their contributions to sustainability-related objectives. With a systematic review of business and public administration literature, this study elaborates on whether empirical evidence indicates that PPPs are…

“Manufacturing USA forms public-private, national Institutes that focus on critical advanced manufacturing technology areas with strategic impact on the economy. Through eight Institutes, the Manufacturing USA Program provides matching federal funding to foster networking and mutually beneficial collaboration between key stakeholders (industry, academia, and government)…

“Government at all levels faces a dual-edge sword of long-term fiscal sustainability challenges that will not be easily remedied and unmet resource demands. Included is replacing decaying roads and bridges, tackling broader infrastructure needs, and making system and operational investments. The United States (U.S.) is…

This Brookings article looks at public-private partnerships for infrastructure in the United States. “Public-private partnerships are unique because of the ongoing collaboration between governments and private contractors, as well as the wide range of options that exist for structuring PPPs. In one type of PPP,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “A government delegates a build-operate-transfer project to a private firm. In the contracting stage, the operating cost is unknown. The firm can increase the likelihood of facing a low cost, rather than a high cost, by exerting costly…