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The Challenge of Co-Production (Boyle, D., 2009)

Discussion paper on the NESTA website:

Boyle, D., 2009. The Challenge of Co-production: How Equal Partnerships Between Professionals and the Public are Crucial to Improving Public Services. NESTA.

https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/the_challenge_of_co-production.pdf

A historical look at the reasons Co-Production has now become a viable method of service delivery.

This paper highlights the role of co-production in addressing the crisis of reform in public services. It contains useful explanations of what co-production is, is not, and how it works. The following definition is given: “Co-production means delivering public services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, their families and their neighbours. Where activities are co-produced in this way, both services and neighbourhoods become far more effective agents of change.”

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