The Commonwealth's new 'optional' digital identity platform Govpass is getting nearing. Today the government released its first video demonstrating ho
We recently moved our readers to a new system. You may need to reset your password here to login.
Not a member ? Join here for free.
Forgot your password?
Home Features Thought Leadership Making public service markets work
Text size :
TAGS United Kingdom, commissioning, Tom Gash, market stewardship
When government engages external providers to deliver services, what role should it play in ensuring the markets in which these providers operate are performing at their best? Tom Gash is bringing the UK’s discoveries to IPAA 2015.
When asked how he would describe market stewardship, Tom Gash from the UK’s Institute For Government, told IPAA: “I like to think of it as all the things that government has to do to make sure that services are provided properly by private companies and charities… it’s a broad concept”.
“The reason it’s important is that often when government contracts out a service there can be a tendency, as has sometimes been the case in the UK, to concentrate on writing a contract and then thinking everything will be OK.
“Government has a role in making sure these markets work,” said Gash, adding that the importance becomes evident when we consider the case of service provision for more vulnerable people in society such as older people or those with a disability.
Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.
The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.
Read Related Content