Activist Research

If we’re going to make recommendations to you with any confidence, we have to have a deep understanding of what’s happening in the world of public sector service provision.

So we spend a great deal of time analysing the market, studying what works and what doesn’t, reviewing new sourcing models and compiling profiles on the major outsourcing service providers.

Many of our research projects are commissioned by our clients, but we also have our own research programmes that we undertake on our own or in collaboration with partners such as SOLACE.

We know about the latest trends, innovations and partnerships and we’re specialists in the field of strategic benchmarking – going beyond the usual top-level cost comparisons to build a much deeper and more useful understanding of how your operations compare with others.

Activist’s Eric Bohl is the author of the “When the Salami’s Gone”, SOLACE’s guide to commissioning, which provides a strategic overview of how local government can make more effective use of commissioning and sourcing techniques.

Other publications include the SOLACE Guide to Sourcing.

Coming soon: Activist’s Helen Thomas is finalising a guide to how the voluntary sector can respond to commissioning by public sector organisations and to different approaches to working in partnership.

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