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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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“By far the fastest-growing arena for the use of PPPs is urban economic development,” says this guide from Urban Land Institute. “Cities and counties are rapidly applying the experiences with PPPs learned over the last few decades — experiences on how to most effectively combine…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As a result of longlasting budgetary problems, public investments are gradually diminishing. This lack of public investments on the local, national, and supranational level endangers economic development, especially in the transport field. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) have been…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article strives to deepen our understanding of the nature and role of businesses and Business Leadership Coalitions (BLCs) in public-private partnerships (PPPs) and in the formation and operation of urban governance regimes in major American cities. Our research…

This report, which is designed for use by community-based nonprofit organizations and business groups, local government officials, private citizens, and community planners, “provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It includes a general guide to community assessment…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The idea that better ‘collaboration’ among public and private service providers improves the effectiveness of social service programs for the poor is virtually uncontested in social service circles — yet many efforts at collaboration founder. This case, which…

“The Collaboration Toolkit is designed as a guide for law enforcement agencies and their partners as they develop, fix, and sustain productive law enforcement/community partnerships supporting the advancement of community policing. The toolkit can assist law enforcement personnel working with citizen groups, community-based organizations, school…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “documents attempts to restructure a public-private partnership between the operator of a $200 million trash-to-energy cogeneration plant and a consortium of two dozen Massachusetts municipalities.” The case “describes the process that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Through a case study, this article explores the question of whether and how actions taken by a collaborative alliance influence the strategic behavior of its nonprofit members. The article then assesses how well the existing strategy formulation models accommodate an…