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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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“Across a range of issue areas, governments are increasingly collaborating with nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to achieve policy goals. In the environmental arena, growing concerns over nonpoint source pollution have led governments to work through NPOs rather than rely on traditional regulatory approaches. But past studies…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governments have increasingly relied on market mechanisms to improve the efficiency of public services. This is especially true when it comes to financing the nation’s transportation infrastructure system, where enabling legislation at the federal and state level has…

“This report includes two essays reflecting different perspectives on preparing for and working in large-scale emergencies. The first essay, ‘Keys to Effectively Partner in Temporary Networks,” by Ross O’Brien, examines the roles of non-governmental organizations in large-scale emergencies. He observed a series of characteristics that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The book provides an international overview of developments in public-private partnerships (PPP) in different countries, and addresses the various characteristics and approaches to PPP. Drawing on a number of international studies carried out by the authors, the book…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This edited book will familiarise both researchers and construction professionals working with public private partnerships (PPP) with the issues involved in the planning, implementation and day-to-day management of public private projects. It will show how current risk management…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Many of the current debates in public and nonprofit management have focused on the blurring boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and public sectors. However, surprisingly little empirical research has been conducted on this phenomenon. In order to bridge…

“Several governors have partnered with private and philanthropic leaders to maximize funding and achieve positive outcomes for young children. This Report describes the nature and activities of such early childhood public-private partnerships. It aims to help governors and state policymakers navigate through the decisions they…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborations between nonprofit and public sector organizations have become an increasingly important phenomenon in state and local public service delivery since the publication of the Winter Commission report in 1993. This article focuses on one of the less…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The privatization experience of U.S. municipalities shows declining use of complete contracts and a dramatic rise in mixed public-private delivery (joint contracting) of city services. The analysis here shows that city managers have recognized the need to move…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI) is a policy effort to rebuild school yards in Boston through innovative citywide public-private partnerships. At the center of the initiative is a commitment to engage multiple stakeholders and utilize a bottom-up planning…