Book News: August 23rd, 2001

By Geoffrey Filkin, Enid Allen and John Williams.Many involved in local government envisage that strategic partnerships will bring about a revolution in public service delivery. The scale of some partnerships is striking, with contracts of 10 million pounds a year over many years, involving many functions, high levels of investment and the transfer of large number of staff. The report is a guide to how to approach strategic partnerships, it describes a framework for thinking ‘partnerships’ and uses actual case studies. It sets out lessons for local government, private sector partners and colleagues in other organizations becoming involved in partnerships. It guides readers through some of the issues involved in partnerships such as: Are they delivering? How are they managed?

Published by the New Local Government Network.   <