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Partnership And Contracting

Devolution: A Think Piece 2005
CLIENT: New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
This paper is included in our work on partnership and contracting because it discusses relational contracting as an approach to government’s science funding. The paper was prepared in 2005 to assist the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology in rethinking the relationship between government funding of science institutions and their capability and performance.

A Good Practice Guide for Local Authorities in the Resourcing and Funding of Community Organisations: A Synopsis February 2000
Guide (Synopsis)

CLIENT: Local Government New Zealand
A guide dealing with recurring issues in funding community organisations, whether the need is ongoing improvement in internal management approaches or working with communities in a partnership relationship.
The full printed report is available from Local Government New Zealand. Or contact us.

Outcomes, Contracting and Relational Contracting in Social Service Delivery 1999

CLIENT: New Zealand State Services Commission
This report was prepared for the State Services Commission as part of work the Commission undertook on improved social services delivery.

Relational Contracting November 1998

This paper is based on one prepared as part of work by New Zealand government officials on government-voluntary sector relationships. The paper considers trust as the single most important factor in reducing costs and improving effectiveness in government funding of community services, and the benefits of relational contracting over conventional transactional contracting. The ideas are drawn from business and applied to social services.

Government Funding of Voluntary Services in New Zealand: The Contracting Issues July 1998
Scoping study

CLIENT: New Zealand Social and Civil Policy Institute
A scoping study commissioned by the Social and Civic Policy Institute on government contracting for the provision of social services by voluntary/community organisations.

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