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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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“Integrated water management is a wicked public policy problem with no clear path to resolution. This dissertation is an in-depth qualitative comparative analysis of two collaborative governance processes created to tackle complex water problems in New Zealand and Oregon, U.S.A. Both cases convened a wide…

“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…

“The last few decades have been ones of complexity and contradiction. Long-term socio-economic restructuring has produced deep and growing wealth disparities, leveling great constraints on urban public schools that must confront the social and educational repercussions of chronic poverty. Long-standing political austerity, coupled with fallout…

This report from the Center for American Progress’ Kevin DeGood argues that noncompete clauses in infrastructure-related public-private partnership deals constrain the government’s ability to improve critical facilities: “The United States faces a growing infrastructure challenge,” the report argues. “The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates…

“Cross-sector collaboration on child obesity prevention is common, yet little research has examined the context of collaboration at the state level. This study describes secular trends in collaboration between state agency staff responsible for school nutrition and physical education activities and other organizations from 2000…

This study, whose purpose is to “provide new information for practitioners and other stakeholders interested in improving Minnesota’s food retail environment,” explores “ healthy food financing initiatives (HFFIs) … public-private funds that offer flexible capital in the form of loans and grants to developers and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative environmental governance strategies seek to improve management efforts by involving nongovernmental stakeholders and spanning sectoral and geographic boundaries, but it is unclear whether government funding for such efforts efforts pays off in terms of improved environmental outcomes….