n Local Government Bulletin - Outsourcing municipal services and skills transfer

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



Many municipalities are choosing to outsource service delivery for services such as water and waste management. The 'drivers' typically used to justify an outsourcing initiative include introducing capital investment, achieving value for money, appropriate risk transfer, greater efficiency and skills transfer. Some common dangers with outsourcing services include a potential loss of accountability, asset protection, threats to continuity of service provision and so on.

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