What if government made public services with citizens rather than for them?

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On 17 June this year, the International Meetings of Public Management (IMPM) will be held in Bercy in Paris with a theme that is new for France: ‘The third sector: towards collaborative public services’. The involvement of the ‘third sector’, which is neither government nor private sector, in the provision of public services, is nothing new. Private establishments providing public services which were previously run by religious communities have for over a century played a major role in the education and healthcare fields. Civil society organisations are already fully involved in government action in the social services sector, in environmental …

Futurs Publics : Harnessing innovation to modernise government

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Innovation is essential for modernising government. We’re using our new ‘Futurs Publics’ laboratory to support it. Futurs Publics is testing new solutions for public sector challenges on a small scale and helping to develop an ‘ecosystem’ that supports innovation. What are the challenges? Well, there are plenty of challenges for Futurs Publics to address… Getting government to work with new partners like business start-ups and social entrepreneurs Improve public services for citizens and businesses creatively Using public resources more efficiently And last but by no means least – having a real and significant impact on French citizens’ lives So what …