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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 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…

“How does a government organization engage a cultural community to reform service delivery for disadvantaged citizens? This case demonstrates how giving a cultural community an active role in addressing their problems requires a fundamental shift in the way government does business. It also provides a…

✴︎ 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…