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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 “As the new millennium begins, the debate about how best to provide, produce, and deliver public works and infrastructure services to a growing population increases in intensity. The authors argue that traditional definitions of ‘privatization’ and ‘public-private partnerships’…

“The purpose of this report is to promote greater understanding of the role institutional factors (including statutory, regulatory, financial, organizational, procedural, and cultural) play in facilitating or impeding the formation and successfully implementation of public-private partnerships and to identify effective strategies for overcoming institutional impediments…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In the early 21st century, the U.S. federal government faced a hiring crisis as fully half of its workforce would soon be eligible to retire. Yet hiring procedures were time-consuming, confusing to the applicant, and frustrating to managers…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In July 2004, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) volunteered to be one of three federal agencies taking part in a one-year pilot project to reform federal hiring practices. The non-profit Partnership for Public Service coordinated…

“In their report, Dean Klitgaard and Professor Treverton describe the concept of partnerships between organizations in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The report describes why public sector organizations should consider partnerships with nonprofit or private sector entities, and presents a detailed checklist that public…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Historically, investments in crop research and plant breeding have resulted in substantial public benefits worldwide. Because the benefits came largely in the form of improved crop varieties released publicly and requiring only small additional investments for local adaptation,…