September 1, 2004
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

The purpose of this report is to offer analysis and insights about the structure and operation of collaborative technology partnerships in public policy. This report is based on an assessment of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program, a public-private partnership between DOE and the building industry. This report has three primary objectives related to the design and management of these styles of programs. First, it explains the Building America program concept and its implementation. Second, it discusses the program's successes and identifies opportunities for improvement. Third, it offers recommendations for strengthening the program and improving future evaluations.

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