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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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“Governments around the world are using public-private partnerships (P3s) to provide needed infrastructure. They often claim that the involvement of the private sector in the delivery of infrastructure will generate various benefits, particularly innovation. However, public agencies and private infrastructure developers provide limited evidence of…

“This discussion paper was developed for transportation professionals who may be involved in a Public-Private Partnership (P3) concession project. P3 concessions are an integrated service delivery approach where a public transportation agency enters a contractual agreement with a private sector entity to deliver a service…

“A growing number of governments are interested in partnering with the private sector to provide public infrastructure assets and services. The PPP Reference Guide aims to assist them. The Guide tackles the following questions: What are public-private partnerships (PPPs), why and when to use them….

“America’s cities are increasingly acknowledged as sites of renewal and economic opportunity — but how can city leaders facing physical and financial constraints harness this positive energy to create sustainable development? The story of Cleveland in the early 1980s provides the necessary roadmap. Mayor George…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Efficiency gains in public-private partnerships (PPP) derive from risk transfer and the bundling of different tasks. We study the factors that explain bundling in single contracts. We focus on the choice between integrating operational tasks alone or construction…

“This case study summarizes recent efforts to revitalize downtown Buffalo and its neighboring waterfront. Like many Rust Belt cities, Buffalo suffered significant economic downturn and population loss in the latter decades of the twentieth century. Now, policymakers are attempting to bring new life to their…

“Public–private partnerships (PPPs), revenue sharing agreements, and pay-for-performance arrangements are examples of resourceful new approaches to funding and financing smart cities. Investment vehicles like these go beyond traditional debt instruments to ensure less risk and more reward for all stakeholders.” This Deloitte report looks at…