Supporting collaboration between the third and public sectors: evidence review

Findings of research conducted by Scottish Government researchers to better understand current barriers to effective collaboration between third sector organisations and the public sector.

2. Findings

The rapid literature review highlighted three primary areas that present frequent challenges for collaboration between third sector and public sector organisations. Those areas were: funding, meaningful collaboration and procurement. The sections below will focus on each area separately, with each section combining an overview of the literature and analysis of stakeholders' interviews. The research also identified that lack of trust between third and public sectors is another challenge for collaboration. Because lack of trust is a cross-cutting concern which affects each of the other identified themes, the discussion about trust has been integrated within each section.

The report will also include examples of particularly successful or particularly challenging collaborations between third and public sectors, drawn from the stakeholder interviews.



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