NGO-government partnerships

  • Tim Owen
Policy Matters/Questions de Politiques Publiques


In an effort to streamline service and generate efficiency, governments have looked increasingly to non-government organizations (usually not-for-profit charities) to deliver service to the public. This new way of subcontracting is often referred to as partnership and has created interesting challenges for both government and non-government sectors. These range from threats to the autonomy of NGOs to the downloading of deficits to the private sector. The field of immigration and settlement provides a particularly interesting example of study.


Comparative Advantage International Migration Voluntary Sector Public Accountability Personnel Exchange 
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Les gouvernements se sont de plus en plus tournés vers les organisations non gouvernementales (la plupart du temps des organismes de bienfaisance sans but lucratif) dans le but de rationaliser la prestation des services au public et d’en améliorer l’efficacité. Cette nouvelle façon d’offrir les services en ayant recours à la sous-traitance—ce que l’on nomme bien souvent les «partenariats» —a posé des défis intéressants pour les gouvernements et le secteur non gouvernemental: menace pour l’autonomie des organisations non gouvernementales, délestage des déficits vers le secteur privé, etc. Le domaine de l’immigration et de l’établissement constitue un champ d’études particulièrement intéressant à cet égard.


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