“This guide focuses on collaborative governance, an emerging set of concepts and practices that offer prescriptions for inclusive, deliberative, and often consensus-oriented approaches to planning, problem solving, and policymaking. Collaborative governance typically describes those processes in which government actors are participants and/or objects of the processes.
This guide attempts to focus on the following questions:
- What are the characteristics of collaborative governance and what is the current status of these ideas-in-action?
- What specific case examples can illuminate these experiences and lessons learned?
- What are some priority areas for further study, experimentation, and assessment in order to advance the knowledge and practice of collaborative governance?
- What guidance can we give to funders interested in this emerging field that could inform their own grantmaking?”
This report is included in our list of TEN NOTABLE RESOURCES FOR FOUNDATIONS SUPPORTING CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION.