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Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism: Field Principles for Action


This report articulates steps toward creating successful public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the purposes of eliciting positive outcomes for countering violent extremism (CVE). It specifically provides guiding principles for government actors to facilitate CVE-focused PPPs, as well as describes key means for government and non-government partners to develop, implement, and sustain successful CVE-focused PPPs. 

In addition to, and in accordance with this vision of partnership, the report seeks to achieve the following:

  • Survey different government sourcing options and partnering strategies to achieve desired programmatic and policy outcomes, with a particular focus on PPPs.
  • Discuss the field of CVE policy and practice, including its evolution and why government actors have increasingly called for PPPs to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Enunciate 14 field principles of successful PPPs, drawn from lessons in the “Partnered Government” literature and lessons learned from successes and setbacks in multiple contexts, including CVE.


Publication Information

Full Citation:

Beutel, Alejandro, and Peter Weinberger. “Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism: Field Principles for Action,” Final Report to the U.S. Department of State. College Park, MD: START, 2016. https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_STate_PublicPrivatePartnershipstoCounterViolentExtremismFieldPrinciplesforAction_June2016.pdf