Co-production in the Public Sector: Experiences and Challenges, by Mariagrazia Fugini, Enrico Bracci, Mariafrancesca Sicilia This book examines the various ways in which co-production can contribute to the creation, design, and delivery of public services, namely by engaging the expertise of users and their networks, by promoting public services that are better targeted and more responsive to users, by cutting costs against the background of austerity in public finance, by creating a synergy between government and civil society that […]
Boyle D, et al. (2010), Co-production: Right here, Right now , NESTA https://www.nesta.org.uk/report/co-production-right-here-right-now/ This paper published by NESTA provides the basis for a better understanding of how to bring co-production from the margins to the mainstream. It identifies four barriers to mainstreaming, which the report looks to address: Commissioning co-production activity Generating evidence of value Taking successful co-production approaches to scale Developing professionals’ skills
Boyle D, Slay J and Stephens L (2010), Public services inside out , NESTA https://www.nesta.org.uk/report/public-services-inside-out/ This report published by NESTA is about real stories of reform, led by people who work in and use public services. It details both the potential of and the challenges for co-production in the public sector. It describes six key characteristics of co-production: Recognising people as assets Building on people’s existing capabilities Promoting mutuality and reciprocity Developing peer support networks Breaking down barriers between professionals and […]
Bovaird, T. 2006. Beyond Engagement and Participation: User and Community Co-Production of Public Services. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2007.00773.x A helpful paper with illustrative case studies examining the different “types” of co-production and how issues may arise in the implementation.
Co-Production: A Literature Review and Environmental Scan Durham College, Municipality of Durham Social Services Department, (2016). Co-Production: A Literature Review and Environmental Scan. DURHAM COLLEGE & DURHAM REGION. https://durhamcollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/Final-Report-Co-production-Literature-Review-Env.-Scan-2016.pdf A useful “state of play” essay that acknowledges the many forms co-production can take and the challenges it faces – both in terms of application and evaluation. Also useful for links to scholarly works that examine the subject. Activating Citizens to Participate in Collective Co-Production […]