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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 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…

“By definition, coalitions represent sets of relationships, which can be complex, inefficient, and mired in managing process. … This paper explores the evidence base for what makes an effective coalition with the assumption that understanding what makes them effective and how to assess and improve…

“The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel, and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue PPPs in their states. Solid, balanced, and comprehensive state enabling legislation is the key to thorough consideration and success of…

This report, from the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s Collaborating Across Boundaries Series discusses public-private partnerships for food safety: “Using food safety as a case study, the authors discuss new approaches to public-private partnerships. This use of new approaches to public-private partnerships is…

“A key issue in the literature on collaborative governance has been the question of how to ensure the responsiveness of the system to the general public interest as well as to specific underrepresented interests. In particular, it is unclear whether or not the self-organizing nature…

This working paper aims “to assess the ‘how and what’ of what concerns partnership practitioners in evaluating the cross-sector partnerships in which they are involved. The motivation was to identify the ingredients of a successful partnership evaluation and to identify priorities for further research and…