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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 help “local leaders and their staff determine whether the conditions for expanding collaborative service delivery efforts may help local governments … 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Park officials began experimenting in the 1980s with a new approach: Shifting responsibilities to the private sector. By 2003 this ‘partnership’ strategy had become the linchpin of the park system. Private organizations — ranging from sophisticated organizations funded by…

This online resource hub from The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing provides detailed guidance on information sharing protocols and information sharing agreements, including templates and protocols. The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing’s vision is “for users of public services to achieve better outcomes…

This report from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government details “how the private sector should be deployed to help deliver and maintain the Nation’s crucial water infrastructure in a timelier and more cost-effective manner….