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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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“It is an era of unprecedented interest in broadband as a platform of economic and community development. Advanced communications networks are increasingly recognized as a growing engine for economic activity, democratic participation, healthcare, and education. Local governments, in particular, increasingly embrace opportunities to develop next-generation…

“Data collaboratives present a new form of cross-sector and public-private partnership to leverage (often corporate) data for addressing a societal challenge. They can be seen as the latest attempt to make data accessible to solve public problems. Although an increasing number of initiatives can be…

“Manufacturing USA forms public-private, national Institutes that focus on critical advanced manufacturing technology areas with strategic impact on the economy. Through eight Institutes, the Manufacturing USA Program provides matching federal funding to foster networking and mutually beneficial collaboration between key stakeholders (industry, academia, and government)…

“This brief draws on the experiences of five committed collective impact communities participating in the Ford Foundation’s Corridors to College Success initiative to expose some of the practical challenges of translating the theory of collective impact into action. … Our research has … uncovered challenges…

“This brief shares stories from [Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund] sites, based on conversations among the backbone leaders, site visits by [Jobs for the Future] to each site, and a convening of small cross-sector teams from the sites. The first section offers examples from the sites…

“As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014, Congress authorized a limited number of local projects targeted to assisting disconnected youth. The Performance Partnership Pilots program currently involves participation from seven different federal departments or agencies and is administered by the Department…

This report from the Center for American Progress’ Kevin DeGood argues that noncompete clauses in infrastructure-related public-private partnership deals constrain the government’s ability to improve critical facilities: “The United States faces a growing infrastructure challenge,” the report argues. “The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates…

“Ten years ago, the Urban Land Institute published Ten Principles for Successful Public/Private Partnerships. That publication set forth core principles essential for successful accomplishment of joint development by the public and private sectors, benefiting both, that neither could achieve independently. Those ten principles remain as…