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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 report continues the IBM Center’s long interest in leadership, transformation, and the use of innovative public-private partnerships. It explores how NASA leaders have leveraged public-private partnerships to replace the space shuttle, while developing new policy mechanisms to enable private companies to take over cargo…

This report considers different models, factors and considerations that support the success of public-private partnerships related to microgrids — miniature, self-contained power grids that can deploy the latest technologies and efficiently harness resources. “There is a need for not only more modern technologies but also…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governments worldwide struggle to remove policy deadlocks and enact much-needed reforms in organizational structure and public services. In this book, Jacob Torfing explores collaborative innovation as a way for public and private stakeholders to break the impasse. These…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article describes an approach being used by the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to assess and strengthen agency-wide capacity to collaborate effectively with external stakeholders, as well as strategic reasons for investing resources in this endeavor…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Talk of cross-sector collaboration as an approach to designing, building, and operating public infrastructure…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Reliance on market forces can lead to underinvestment in social welfare enhancing innovation. The lack of new medical products in the area of neglected diseases is a case in point. [Research and development (R&D)] for neglected diseases has increased…

“The purpose of this guide is to share lessons learned across multiple initiatives to offer organisations guidance and insight into how to collaborate successfully to create change. In particular, it is designed to support organisations in the larger process of what at Forum we call…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This overview describes how the United States funds and finances infrastructure investment to maintain its economic competitiveness. It considers the roles of taxpayers, users, government allocators and lenders, and private investors in the infrastructure funding system and shows…

“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…