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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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“Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Projects is a … municipal action guide that describes PPPs, specifically for developing transportation and transit projects. It presents some of the common structures used for transportation financing and development, the benefits and risks, strategies for effective implementation and real-life examples…

“This teaching case presents recurrent points of tension around resident representation in a community planning process: the Santa Centro Community Change Initiative. The case is relevant to current public policy, as outside funders ranging from private foundations to the national government increasingly focus their funding…

“As a companion piece to the report ‘Catalyzing Transformational Partnerships between the United Nations and Business,’ this guide serves as a step-by-step roadmap for maximizing the transformative potential of your partnership. As transformational partnerships cannot exist without a strong foundation in place from the outset,…

“This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase. … The guide outlines a list of best practices, which together constitute a 12-step process to capture the economic and practical benefits…

“The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel, and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue PPPs in their states. Solid, balanced, and comprehensive state enabling legislation is the key to thorough consideration and success of…

This report, from the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s Collaborating Across Boundaries Series discusses public-private partnerships for food safety: “Using food safety as a case study, the authors discuss new approaches to public-private partnerships. This use of new approaches to public-private partnerships is…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book by Carmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, looks at citizen engagement and collaborative governance: “The health of American democracy ultimately depends…

“This is a case of inter-organizational collaboration gone awry where several non-profit and government agencies have come together to develop and implement a streamlined first response protocol for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in one Ontario community. Despite having created a common protocol,…