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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.

“This guide is one of the tools supplied by DISTILLATE to help local authority practitioners. The function of this guide is to help practitioners overcome the barriers — identified by practitioners themselves through the DISTILLATE research process — to meaningful partnership working and delivery. ……

“This case highlights the array of issues facing a government organization that wishes to engage a cultural community to reform service delivery for disadvantaged citizens. It shows how giving this community an active role in addressing the problems required a fundamental change to the way…

This workshop at the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s 2006 conference “addressed how civic engagement practitioners can assist local governments in thinking systematically about and choosing among the various forms of civic engagement in public decision-making.” The materials from that workshop can be found…

“In this research product, financing techniques and partnerships for rural and small urban area transportation projects are presented. With traditional transportation revenue sources lagging and maintenance demanding more attention, non-urban areas have less funding for new projects. This research examined alternative financing options, experience with…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-private partnerships (P3) have emerged as a popular strategy for infrastructure development worldwide. Within the United States, the momentum for P3 arrangements is building as states put enabling legislation in place, public authorities search for expedient solutions for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Privatization research lacks an understanding of the scope and nature of informal service delivery relationships between nonprofits and local government. This article reports on a study of local service delivery partnerships in Georgia using survey and interview data….

“Across a range of issue areas, governments are increasingly collaborating with nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to achieve policy goals. In the environmental arena, growing concerns over nonpoint source pollution have led governments to work through NPOs rather than rely on traditional regulatory approaches. But past studies…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governments have increasingly relied on market mechanisms to improve the efficiency of public services. This is especially true when it comes to financing the nation’s transportation infrastructure system, where enabling legislation at the federal and state level has…

“This report includes two essays reflecting different perspectives on preparing for and working in large-scale emergencies. The first essay, ‘Keys to Effectively Partner in Temporary Networks,” by Ross O’Brien, examines the roles of non-governmental organizations in large-scale emergencies. He observed a series of characteristics that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The book provides an international overview of developments in public-private partnerships (PPP) in different countries, and addresses the various characteristics and approaches to PPP. Drawing on a number of international studies carried out by the authors, the book…