What’s Outsourcing Public Services Got to Do with Social Innovation?


Social Spider CIC director David Floyd wonders how delivering existing public services more cheaply can work towards social innovation.

Floyd delves into issues concerning policy-level interventions by governments around the world intended to promote "social innovation". He lists UK's channel of "social investments" as an example as UK's approach to social investment in outsourcing public services is popular among other countries and international business leaders.


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