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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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“Collaboration between the health sector and other sectors might generate new opportunities to improve health, but we need to understand the degree to which such cross-sector collaboration occurs, whether it has positive effects, and if so, the factors that underlie successful cross-sector, health-improving initiatives. This…

“The heightened interest in placemaking by a range of diverse partners and funders calls for the need to scale efforts, create a community of learning, and collaboratively address challenges. The practice requires active communication between placemakers about successes, failures, and lessons learned. This paper highlights…

“The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Innovative Program Delivery (IPD) assists states and local governments in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities in innovative finance techniques. Public-private partnerships (P3s) are one form of innovative finance. … A key IPD activity is the development of a…

✴︎ Available with free registration “The Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact … [offers] practitioners, funders, and evaluators a way to think about, plan for, and implement different performance measurement and evaluation activities. This guide’s three goals are to: Discuss the role of continuous learning and…

“This systematic review synthesizes knowledge on multi-sector partnerships for sustainability. The review set out to address one major research question and four sub-questions: What best practices enable firms to collaborate with other organizations to advance sustainable business? What different forms do collaborative partnerships take, and…

“This report addresses an important topic that does not always receive significant attention: the role of outreach organizations in assisting government agencies to determine benefit eligibility of citizens applying for services. Outreach organizations are defined as state and local governments, non-profit, and other organizations that…

“In April 2012, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) launched a study to examine how regions can become more resilient in the face of increasing risks and infrastructure interdependencies. The Council formed a Regional Resilience Working Group to examine the challenges that regions face in…

“Our Nation’s well-being relies upon secure and resilient critical infrastructure — the assets, systems, and networks that underpin American society. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) — NIPP 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience — outlines how government and private sector participants in…

“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…