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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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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborations between nonprofit and public sector organizations have become an increasingly important phenomenon in state and local public service delivery since the publication of the Winter Commission report in 1993. This article focuses on one of the less…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The privatization experience of U.S. municipalities shows declining use of complete contracts and a dramatic rise in mixed public-private delivery (joint contracting) of city services. The analysis here shows that city managers have recognized the need to move…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI) is a policy effort to rebuild school yards in Boston through innovative citywide public-private partnerships. At the center of the initiative is a commitment to engage multiple stakeholders and utilize a bottom-up planning…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “What function does accountability serve in public-private partnerships where one partner has no authority over others and no control over results? This article aims to shed light on this question by studying participants of partnerships formed between K-12…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Many public functions originally performed primarily by state actors now routinely rest not with the responsible government agencies but with a host of nongovernmental, third-party surrogates or proxies. There has also been an increase in partnerships and collaboration…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasingly, public sector child welfare agencies are contracting with private agencies for the provision of specialized services to clients while maintaining oversight and case management responsibilities. At the same time, funders, both private and public, are demanding that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The purpose of this research is to analyze and compares principal factors that contribute to successful public‐private partnerships and public works projects. This study uses a qualitative analysis with in‐depth interviews and observation. Interviews are conducted with key…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “We consider public-private partnerships, in which a public official selects a project that is then developed and operated by a private contractor. We derive optimal public accounting rules when the official’s choice among projects is biased by ideology…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article suggests that network collaborations are likely to vary in important ways depending on the nature of the issue/challenge being addressed and the range of stakeholders involved. Collaborative networks are more likely to emerge in policy settings…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article analyses public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the field of sustainable development from an international relations perspective with insights from the business and ethics literature. We argue that the role of business in these types of arrangements has…