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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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“The development and implementation of Smart City projects require considerable investments that are difficult to fund with traditional public finance. In this context, Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) appear to be suitable solutions to overcome the shortage of public finance and cuts on public spending. However, the adoption…

“Drawing on ten years of experience in advising both governments and private-sector companies, the Boston Consulting Group has identified a series of best practices that underlie successful PPPs. The best practices for the public sector apply to every stage in the formation and implementation of…

“Public-private partnerships (PPPs) integrate public sector entities with private sector management strategies and/or financial support. The partnerships encourage input from diverse stakeholders who leverage leading practices from their respective fields of expertise. By diversifying funding sources, distributing risk and reward effectively, and bringing expertise from…

“For the development of new cross-sector partnerships it is required to know what the essence of successful partnership projects is. Which factors influence success or failure of partnerships is highly related to the specific context where partnerships operate. … Researchers and practitioners aim to understand…

“This study concerns approaches to discerning, measuring, and assessing public values and the ways of creating them. In recent years there has been tremendous growth in both theory and practice associated with managing public service delivery through network structures. Much of this research has tried…

This paper looks at “strategic collaboration … ‘an intentional, collective approach to address public problems or issues through building shared knowledge, designing innovative solutions, and forging consequential change.’ … The case studies presented in this paper provide a number of examples along this continuum of…