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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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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…

“This framing paper defines effective governance, explains why governance is suddenly in the spotlight, details and illustrates eight key principles of effective rural governance, and poses questions that ground the Rural Governance Initiative. … Effective governance incorporates a variety of decision-making and implementation practices by…

This working paper from John Donahue, Director of the Weil Program on Collaborative Governance at Harvard’s Kennedy School, looks at where collaborative governance fits into the taxonomy of models for structuring collective action, how to categorize examples of collaborative governance (by duration, formality, focus, etc.),…

“In their report, Dean Klitgaard and Professor Treverton describe the concept of partnerships between organizations in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The report describes why public sector organizations should consider partnerships with nonprofit or private sector entities, and presents a detailed checklist that public…

“This important report presents a new perspective on the challenges now faced by government to more effectively, efficiently, and creatively partner with the private sector to develop and implement new models of contracting. Professor Williams, an associate professor of civil engineering at Rutgers University, uses…

“This report examines federal agencies that have contracted out large scale programs and evaluates their effectiveness. Privatization or outsourcing of services formerly provided in-house have become strategies used by an increasing number of local and state governments nationwide to lower service delivery costs and/or improve…

“This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA’s goals via public-private partnerships. … FEMA’s experience with the safe construction networks does suggest that national goals can be pursued through indirect means but that there may be…

“In recent decades it has become apparent that [environmental challenges such as global warming and population growth] encompass more than simply science and economics, and an innovative model is supplanting traditional decision-making methods. This new model is collaborative environmental planning, and it is being used increasingly…