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Doubts about capabilities of public servants in contract management worldwide

The Economist last week reported on British Chancellor George Osborne’s ambitious plan to remake the British Government, and it observed (in U-turns and new turns): “By 2020 departments will be too cash-strapped to run things; public administration will be far … Continue reading

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Cost savings from contracting out public services

One of the issues of debate inspired by the Queensland Commission of Audit is the potential cost savings from outsourcing or contracting out public services. While there are risks to service quality if contract terms are not well specified and … Continue reading

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