Denmark/International: Danish study reviews research on contracting-out

A major review of the impact of contracting out calls into question the benefits of getting the private sector to deliver public services. Researchers in Denmark examined the findings of 80 studies published since 2000 that analysed the impact of contracting out. They considered the evidence in terms of cost savings, impact on quality and outcomes for the employees affected. They also looked in particular at possible differences in results in relation to technical services and social services. Read more here.