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Together for Better Public Services: Partnering with Citizens and Civil Society, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Together for Better Public Services: Partnering with Citizens and Civil Society, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Language
eng
Abstract
This report analyses the partnerships that governments form with citizens, users and CSOs in order to innovate and deliver improved public service outcomes. These approaches can offer creative policy responses that enable governments to provide better public services in times of fiscal constraints.  Although co production and citizens’ involvement are still in the developmental stage in many countries, early efforts appear to lead to cost reductions, better service quality and improved user satisfaction. This report identifies the risks of citizen and user involvement in service delivery, and the barriers that must be overcome to make these models work. Top-level political commitment, adequate public sector capacity, and aligned financial incentives are the key factors for success.  “Co-production is attracting increasing interest among scholars and practitioners alike. This report, which offers a comprehensive survey of existing practice across OECD countries, is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the state of play internationally.” -Professor John Alford, Australia and New Zealand School of Government, (author, Engaging Public Sector Clients: From Service-Delivery to Co-Production, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
resource.governmentPublication
international or intergovernmental publication
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Together for Better Public Services: Partnering with Citizens and Civil Society
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
749252592
Responsibility statement
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Series statement
OECD Public Governance Reviews,, 22190414
Table Of Contents
Overview of country input to the research -- Success factors and challenges in partnering with citizens for public service delivery -- Implementing co-production in public services -- Overview and analysis of country practices on co-production of key public services -- New forms of partnership with citizens for public service delivery -- Executive summary -- Transforming public service delivery -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Foreword -- Service categories covered in the study
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