“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?”