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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 “The increased intelligence support required for the global war on terrorism has led to exponential growth in the private intelligence industry. The privatisation of intelligence has been particularly apparent in the USA, where public-private collaboration now permeates practically…

“Public–private partnerships (PPPs), revenue sharing agreements, and pay-for-performance arrangements are examples of resourceful new approaches to funding and financing smart cities. Investment vehicles like these go beyond traditional debt instruments to ensure less risk and more reward for all stakeholders.” This Deloitte report looks at…

“A recent report … suggests that executives increasingly are working with government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to help adopt sustainable business practices,” write the authors of this piece in MIT Sloan Management Review. “It is important to understand the differences between these two types of…

In this contribution to Government Executive, collaborative governance scholar John D. Donahue discusses two examples to illustrate that public-private partnership sometimes “makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t.” He also offers “guidelines for making partnership work for the people,” including approaching partnership as one governance option…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaboration is commonplace in contemporary public administration. In many instances, policy mandates collaboration between previously unconnected organizations for those organizations to obtain essential funding for public services, thus creating new administrative structures grounded in collaboration. There exists substantial…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Despite its centrality in the national cyber security strategies of the US and the UK, the public-private partnership is a nebulous arrangement, which is especially problematic in the context of critical infrastructure protection. Privately owned and operated critical infrastructure…