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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 case is about public managers collaborating with the public. It puts the readers in the shoes of the city planning director of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who is about to embark on a major city-wide environmental initiative. It prompts readers to think about how much…

“Demand for infrastructure in the United States continues to grow dramatically while governments at all levels struggle to balance their budgets,” writes Kathleen Brown, Head of Public Finance for the West Region at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and former Treasurer of the State of California…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article examines the public-private partnerships’ (PPPs’) processes, governance structures, financing, and promotion strategies through tax increment reinvestment zones’ (TIRZs’) provision in various projects and their impacts in the City of Houston, Texas. In conclusion, the analysis delineates…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study seeks to understand similarities and differences in why local governments and nonprofits choose to collaborate, particularly when those relationships are not governed by formal contracts or grants. Exchange, transaction, and resource dependence theories are used to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The article starts a conversation in the literature about the governance structures of certain kinds of collaboratives in public management: public-private partnerships. The findings come from the study of implemented partnerships for regeneration and management of city centres…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-Private Partnerships are viewed quite positively. In the context of working with local government for economic development, the interests and concerns of the private appear to dominate the development decision-making. This essay explores eminent domain decisions and community…

“The purpose of this report is to promote greater understanding of the role institutional factors (including statutory, regulatory, financial, organizational, procedural, and cultural) play in facilitating or impeding the formation and successfully implementation of public-private partnerships and to identify effective strategies for overcoming institutional impediments…

“The aim of this Guide is not to convince anyone of the merits of partnerships in the context of modern policies. Rather, it is meant to serve as a practical manual for both the practitioners and policy makers involved in partnerships. It provides information on…

“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…

“Hurricane Katrina placed tremendous stress on America’s emergency response systems. No single agency possessed the capacity required to address the needs of those affected by the hurricane. One element seen lacking in the immediate response to the hurricane was a well-coordinated effort taking advantage of…