Cross-sector partnerships are at the core of innovative work we support that is transforming urban systems and producing better results for low-income people.

In this paper, we set out to offer a strategic framework for cross-sector partnerships including describing and defining the traits that make up a strong foundation, factors that influence success, and behaviors of high-impact efforts. In addition to the theory, the paper steeps these ideas in four examples of cross-sector partnerships working on different issues, in distinctive ways, in diverse geographies: