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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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To help users find relevant, quality resources from our Resource Library, we create curated lists on a variety of topics, bringing important practitioner- and academic-oriented work to the forefront.

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Why do some partnerships form successfully while others fail? Much has been written about the conditions for successful partnership formation, however the qualities of the policy issue itself have rarely been central to this debate. Drawing on qualitative…

“Cassville, Pennsylvania had no local food options after a gas station market burned down in 2007. The closest grocery store was 15 miles away. In 2009, Betsy and Mark Whitsel built the 3,200 square-foot Cassville Country Store. Using a grant from the Pennsylvania Fresh Food…

“It is generally understood that the public and private sectors need to collaborate to address the nation’s cybersecurity challenges, yet there remain significant questions regarding the circumstances, nature, and scope of those relationships. Legal, strategic, and pragmatic obstacles often impede effective public-private sector cooperation, which…

“The City Resilience Framework is a unique framework developed by Arup with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, based on extensive research in cities. It provides a lens to understand the complexity of cities and the drivers that contribute to their resilience. Looking at these drivers…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Place-based approaches to rural development require the collaboration of public and private actors. Such collaboration may be stimulated through joint learning and innovation processes which are supported by various institutional arrangements. There is, however, reason to question the…

“The economic and social challenges that affect the geographically large and diverse Appalachia region are too complex for an individual organization to address comprehensively,” argues Emily Mitchell writing for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. “Many communities need large-scale growth or transition to other industries…

“This article focuses on two mayoral-led public-private partnerships designed to renew good government in Cleveland — Mayor George Voinovich’s Operations Improvement Task Force (OITF) (1979-1982) and Mayor Frank Jackson’s Operations Efficiency Task Force (OETF) (2006-2009). The Voinovich OITF public-private partnership enabled Cleveland to ‘come back’…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Affordable access to postsecondary education is of growing concern for both families and policy makers. … Increasing costs of attendance have sustained inequalities in access for students from varying economic, social, and racial groups — a problem that…