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[PDF] Privatization, Outsourcing and Public-private Partnerships: Charity.com or Business.org? [English summary of article in French, see p.19]

Author: Gilles Carbonnier, Economic Adviser and Coordinator for Private Sector Relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross, International Review of the Red Cross No. 856, Published on: 31 December 2004

Today’s tendency to privatize or outsource many activities hitherto considered the exclusive preserve of the State has given rise to sharp debate. This phenomenon is of direct concern to humanitarian organizations...The author dwells in particular on the privatization of military functions (including the running of detention places), of health care and of the supply of drinking water.

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