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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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“Managed lane projects have become an important tool for addressing congestion on the nation’s highway system. These projects incorporate the construction of new highways or converting existing lanes to enhance traffic management. Historically, these projects have been developed by public sector entities using design-bid-build procurement….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper addresses two research questions: (1) Does collaborative environmental governance improve environmental outcomes? and (2) How do publicly supported collaborative groups with different levels of responsibility, formalization, and representativeness compare in this regard? Using a representative watershed…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasing access to effective preschool programs is a high priority at local, state, and federal levels. Recently, two initiatives to expand preschool programming in Illinois and Utah have used funds from private investors to scale up existing programs….

This resource guides leaders of cradle to career education partnerships in choosing the members of their “Leadership Table” — “a formalized group of executive level members of the organizations participating in the Partnership … charged with setting the overall strategy for the Partnership, committing organizational/institutional…

“STEM learning ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all children. This paper describes the attributes and strategies of 15 leading ecosystem efforts throughout the country with…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Much existing scholarship on non-profit organizations’ receipt of government funds appears to assume that there is something highly problematic about this relationship. Although rarely articulated in these studies, the concern about the negative effects of government funding turns on…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Affordable access to postsecondary education is of growing concern for both families and policy makers. … Increasing costs of attendance have sustained inequalities in access for students from varying economic, social, and racial groups — a problem that…