Performance Improvement 2010. Expand Public-Private Cooperation


This study by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) sought to determine how the US government can partner more effectively with private philanthropic organizations, especially in connection with international and domestic health-related initiatives.  The study found that the US government and private foundations share many priorities, often work in the same program areas, and interact or collaborate in various ways.  Each type of interaction presents opportunities and challenges.  Hence, there is no "best" partnership model for all situations, and in some program areas or initiatives, partnerships may not be appropriate or possible.  The study distinguished among five types of government-foundation interactions: incidental overlap, supplementary action, communication, coordination, and collaboration.  (9214

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