Alternative Service Delivery: A Civic Federation Issue Brief

December 01, 2006

This issue brief describes various forms of privatization available to the public sector, including asset sales, contracting out of management, corporatization, internal markets, intergovernmental contracts, managed competition, and vouchers. It discusses the pros and cons of these alternative service delivery options with examples of privatization efforts in Chicago-area governments. It also includes the Civic Federation's position on alternative service delivery and recommendations regarding specific proposals.