Ensuring Innovation in Public Procurement – Does Party Affiliation Matter?

By Amandine Lerusse | 14. July 2020

This blog post looks at government contracting as a type of collaboration where the public sector contracts out public services to the private sector in order to deliver quality public services. In 2018, the European Commission indicated that government contracting accounted for 14 percent of the European single market GDP. Price is a major driver…

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Public private partnership needs collaboration (and trust)!

By Erik Hans Klijn | 5. June 2020

Public private partnerships (PPPs) have been around for some time now in the ‘toolbox’ of governments all around the world. The most well-known and used version are the so-called Design, Build, Finance and Maintenance (DBFM) partnerships, in which public and private partners work together under a usually long-term contract. In this type of partnership, private…

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Public administration collaboration and digitalisation in times of COVID-19. Lessons from Germany?

By Gerhard Hammerschmid | 20. May 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis sheds new light on the importance of state capacity and effective collaboration. The crisis has necessitated governments to deal with many new, unprecedented challenges, including  – but not limited to –  ensuring adequate resources for and coordination within national healthcare systems, collecting and analysing data from different sources, the development and…

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Is collaboration a key factor in healthcare service innovation?

By Jaime García-Rayado, Vicente Pina & Lourdes Torres | 17. April 2020

As in other European countries, the Spanish healthcare system must deal with numerous challenges to improve the quality of its services, while ensuring its sustainability. Accessibility to certain healthcare services throughout the country is difficult due to a geographically dispersed population. In addition, population ageing means there is also an increasing number of patients with…

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