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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.

In this research brief for McKinsey, Benjamin Cheatham and Walter Oblin look at the opportunities and risks of public-private partnerships for transportation. “Opportunities for the private sector to invest in public-transportation infrastructure through public-private partnerships are likely to be worth more than $300 billion from…

“Partnerships are an important mechanism for building and sustaining capacity among Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) programs. Partnerships bring together a diversity of skills and resources for more effective outcomes. By making the best use of different but complementary resources, partnerships can increase program efficiency….

“The Case Study Toolbook is designed to help individuals to create their own case studies more successfully. The Case Study Toolbook aims to provide insights into the process of successful cross-sector partnering, create better case study collection and dissemination methods, and deepen understanding of how…

This report is “intended only to provide a preliminary exploration of the rationale and potential for foundation-corporation collaborations, together with a framework for constructing them, and a few abbreviated case studies that suggest their power.” The authors write that their objective is “to help frame…

“This paper aims at developing a framework for evaluation of cross-sector partnerships that allows for further knowledge production in this field. With a general evaluation model, partnerships in different geographical settings and with different aims can be analysed within the same framework whereby broader insights…

“The aim of this Guide is not to convince anyone of the merits of partnerships in the context of modern policies. Rather, it is meant to serve as a practical manual for both the practitioners and policy makers involved in partnerships. It provides information on…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Firms and industries increasingly subscribe to voluntary codes of conduct. These self-regulatory governance systems can be effective in establishing a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. However, these codes can also be largely symbolic, reactive measures to quell public…

“The corporate world is oftentimes approached for favors, but very few evolve into mutually beneficial alliances between non-profits and private-sector companies. As described in this audio lecture, First Book’s Kyle Zimmer and Disney executive Kathy Franklin explain what it takes to build a successful long-term…