Contracting Welfare Services to NGOs in China: Control or Opportunity?
Monday 14 - Thursday 17 September 2020, (BST)
This programme of events arises out of three years research on Contracting Welfare Services to NGOs in China. It was funded by the ESRC and comprises an international team of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Beijing Normal University and University of New South Wales. The research was carried out over five locations in China and focused on three sectors, namely, children living with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS and migrants. Over 120 qualitative interviews were conducted as well as extensive analysis of laws, policies, regulations, and secondary research.
The event is free. Participants should sign up at the following link. All papers (including Q&A) will be available as podcasts, which will be available in a few days after the event. Panel presentations will be recorded but Q&A is not recorded.
Government contracting of welfare services to NGOs in China
The CSNC (Contracting Services to NGOs in China) project team is happy to announce its second international workshop, titled ‘Government contracting of welfare services to NGOs in China’, which will be held on 20 September 2018 at the LSE.
The workshop will gather academics from UK, China, Norway, and Australia, and NGOs from the UK. It will focus on issues such as the building of China’s new welfare system through services contracting, emerging findings from fieldwork in different locations and sectors such as children and care for the elderly, the impact of China’s Foreign NGO law on civil society organizations, and perceptions of NGOs in China. It will also involve presentations and discussions of findings from other relevant projects and experiences of services contracting in the UK.
‘Contracting Services to NGOs in China’ is an ESRC-funded project which investigates how, why and with what consequences the Chinese government formally procures welfare services from NGOs.