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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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“Recently in the U.S., Public-Private Partnerships (P3) have been increasingly utilized as a mechanism for closing the gap between revenues and expenditures in transportation mega-projects, however public perception remains a major challenge to successful utilization. Recent projects have run into issues with public perception particularly…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Much attention has gone towards ‘up‐front’ processes when delivering infrastructure public–private partnerships (PPPs), but less on how to best govern after the ribbon is cut and the infrastructure built. This paper identifies the primary contractual and institutional governance…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Since the 1980s, state governments across Australia have procured critical and complex infrastructure projects via a Public Private Partnership (‘PPP’). Despite the long history and widespread use of PPPs in many sectors, there are still many misconceptions and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The United States—one of the world’s wealthiest and resource-richest nations—has multiple food-related problems: declining food quality due to industrialization of its production, obesity across all age groups, and a surprisingly large number of households suffering from food insecurity….

“This primer is organized in two sections. In the first part, we provide a strategic overview of broadband public–private partnerships, examples of three models, and a framework for public sector entities to consider as they evaluate potential models, assess potential partners, and set goals for a…

“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….