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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 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “As Hurricane Katrina roared towards the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts on August 28, 2005, the public sector — ranging from local law enforcement to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — feverishly prepared for what was expected to be…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-Private Partnerships are viewed quite positively. In the context of working with local government for economic development, the interests and concerns of the private appear to dominate the development decision-making. This essay explores eminent domain decisions and community…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Two common approaches have been used by governments for the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs): a finance-based approach that aims to use private financing to satisfy infrastructure needs, and a service-based approach that aims to optimize the time…

✴︎ 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 “Since the 1990s, public policy-makers in the US have renewed support for mixed-income housing development as a means towards inner-city neighbourhood revitalisation and poverty amelioration. Yet, research to date finds that, while these mixed-income developments have promoted neighbourhood revitalisation,…

“Government leaders at all levels are realizing that sharing information across organizational boundaries is essential to effectively respond to the most pressing public problems facing governments. A public health crisis, such as the outbreak of the West Nile virus in the United States, represents one…

“Sharing information across organizational boundaries in support of a governmental response to crises requires intergovernmental collaboration and information sharing. Examining these efforts provides an opportunity to explore questions about the role of various actors in such response efforts; in particular, informal leaders. This paper, based…