Co-production is widely presented as a new and more inclusive way of developing and delivering public goods and services. Responding to concerns about the extent to which the state, on the one hand, and the market, on the other, can realistically provide public services that adequately meet the needs of different citizens, the concept of co-production has been positioned as integral to a new form of governance involving the contribution of multiple actors to public services.
This year, Leda Stott, Thematic Expert of the Partnership Network, authored a technical dossier on co-production and how to enhance the role of citizens in governance and service delivery. Rachel Marangozov contributed to this publication with the case of Neue Nachbarn Arnsberg (New Neighbours Arnsberg), a refugee-led initiative working with German municipalities to co-develop innovative approaches to integration, participation and urban development.
This case study is available here.