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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 “What function does accountability serve in public-private partnerships where one partner has no authority over others and no control over results? This article aims to shed light on this question by studying participants of partnerships formed between K-12…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Many public functions originally performed primarily by state actors now routinely rest not with the responsible government agencies but with a host of nongovernmental, third-party surrogates or proxies. There has also been an increase in partnerships and collaboration…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasingly, public sector child welfare agencies are contracting with private agencies for the provision of specialized services to clients while maintaining oversight and case management responsibilities. At the same time, funders, both private and public, are demanding that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The purpose of this research is to analyze and compares principal factors that contribute to successful public‐private partnerships and public works projects. This study uses a qualitative analysis with in‐depth interviews and observation. Interviews are conducted with key…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “We consider public-private partnerships, in which a public official selects a project that is then developed and operated by a private contractor. We derive optimal public accounting rules when the official’s choice among projects is biased by ideology…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Although policy and collaborative networks have been studied since the 1970s and 1980s, only recently has the management of these entities come under greater scrutiny. Studies of ‘network management’ are designed to better understand the unique challenges of operating in…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Much of the public debate about public-private partnerships (P3s) has occurred through the lens of those who either oppose or support this increasingly popular method of delivering public infrastructure assets. Despite some scepticism in the academic literature, an…

“Demand for infrastructure in the United States continues to grow dramatically while governments at all levels struggle to balance their budgets,” writes Kathleen Brown, Head of Public Finance for the West Region at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and former Treasurer of the State of California…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article examines the public-private partnerships’ (PPPs’) processes, governance structures, financing, and promotion strategies through tax increment reinvestment zones’ (TIRZs’) provision in various projects and their impacts in the City of Houston, Texas. In conclusion, the analysis delineates…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This study seeks to understand similarities and differences in why local governments and nonprofits choose to collaborate, particularly when those relationships are not governed by formal contracts or grants. Exchange, transaction, and resource dependence theories are used to…