Commissioning for Outcomes in NSW – An NGO perspective
14th November 18
The paper is based on interviews with 20 NGO representatives, a number of other stakeholders, and a review of key documents and research. It shows that there are opportunities for a constructive reset of the commissioning relationship between government and the NGO sector, based on some agreed principles and proposals for shared work.
Some indicative strategic directions for the NGO sector also emerge from the data. A major finding is that any government/ NGO commissioning reset will need to have as a priority strategies for meaningful engagement with children and young people, who appear to have been largely absent in many key discussions about service design