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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 “This article explores how political leadership and policy innovation can be enhanced through collaborative governance. The main findings are that while wicked and unruly problems create an urgent need for policy innovation, politicians are badly positioned to initiate,…

This tool is intended to “assist local leaders and their staff determine whether the conditions for expanding collaborative service delivery efforts may help local governments organization achieve their goals. The tool is in two parts. The first part helps communities determine whether or not a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local government managers continue to face an array of challenges that have created the opportunity for new and innovative ways to achieve high quality and less expensive service delivery in their communities. Many such innovative efforts have emerged…

“Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) program within a public agency involves issues from enabling legislation through identification, evaluation, negotiation, and management of P3 projects. Public agencies will need: A legal framework to establish and enforce long term P3 agreements; Policies, processes, and tools to guide policy…

This online resource hub from The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing provides detailed guidance, including downloadable text, tools, and templates, relevant to myriad aspects of information sharing, including identifying and assessing risks, establishing governance systems, drafting agreements, designing storage systems, and more. The Centre…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The public policy and public management literatures together support a vibrant discussion of collaborative governance. Much of this scholarship takes a broad perspective focusing on questions such as what collaborative governance is; why collaborative governance emerges; or why individuals…

“As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014, Congress authorized a limited number of local projects targeted to assisting disconnected youth. The Performance Partnership Pilots program currently involves participation from seven different federal departments or agencies and is administered by the Department…