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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.

“Demand for infrastructure in the United States continues to grow dramatically while governments at all levels struggle to balance their budgets,” writes Kathleen Brown, Head of Public Finance for the West Region at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and former Treasurer of the State of California…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article examines the public-private partnerships’ (PPPs’) processes, governance structures, financing, and promotion strategies through tax increment reinvestment zones’ (TIRZs’) provision in various projects and their impacts in the City of Houston, Texas. In conclusion, the analysis delineates…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study seeks to understand similarities and differences in why local governments and nonprofits choose to collaborate, particularly when those relationships are not governed by formal contracts or grants. Exchange, transaction, and resource dependence theories are used to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Historically, ensuring access to primary education has been seen as a predominantly public responsibility. However, governments are increasingly sharing this responsibility through a variety of subsidiary arrangements. Some governments are contracting services out to the private sector, to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This significant study discusses the emergence of partnerships for sustainable development as an innovative, and potentially influential, new type of governance. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the ‘partnership paradigm’ is discussed and the contributors explore…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The article starts a conversation in the literature about the governance structures of certain kinds of collaboratives in public management: public-private partnerships. The findings come from the study of implemented partnerships for regeneration and management of city centres…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The pressure on companies to position themselves as responsible corporate citizens has been identified as a key driver of the increase in collaborative relationships between corporations and non-profit organizations, with innovation and learning recognized as benefits to the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Invasive exotic plants know no boundaries. If public conservation lands’ managers wish to achieve long-term success, it is critical for them to reach out and collaborate with all stakeholders, including private landowners. In Florida, many regions are exploring…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case addresses the issues of leadership and change management in the process of transforming an industry through an innovative public-private partnership approach to policy making. In 2005, the Governor of Arizona issued an Executive Order to create…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As Hurricane Katrina roared towards the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts on August 28, 2005, the public sector — ranging from local law enforcement to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — feverishly prepared for what was expected to be…