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Public Sector Contracting

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the following two look at the structural changes that have resulted from the economy‐wide application of contracting out. The public sector is, perhaps, the one that has been most ... More


Reforming Public Service Provision: What Have We Learned?

Peter Birch Sørensen

in Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The essay discusses some key features of the wawe of public sector reforms that has swept through the OECD area during the last three decades under the heading of New Public Management. I review what ... More


Function Versus Form in Public-Sector Reform

Brain Levy

in Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199363803
eISBN:
9780199363834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363803.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 8 explores how to achieve a “good fit” between country characteristics and options for public-sector reform. It distinguishes among three types of public-sector reforms: comprehensive reforms ... More


Strong Democracy, Weak State: The Political Economy of Ghana’s Stalled Structural Transformation

Danielle Resnick

in Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845348
eISBN:
9780191880599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845348.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Through a comparative analysis of presidential tenures from Jerry Rawlings through John Mahama, this chapter notes that Ghana’s stable but modest growth reflects its long-term democratic stability ... More


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