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Services publics et missions de service public en Belgique – Etat des lieux



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  • Barbara SAK

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This paper presents various possible ways of organizing public services, focusing on economic services entrusted with a public service mission. Sections 2 and 3 give a general overview of the public sector in Belgium and public enterprises in particular. It shows that the management contract has become the main instrument for ‘managing’ a public service mission in Belgium and for supervising its organisation. The federal legislation, which served as a model for public service contracts for the other levels of government, is explained in particular in Section 4. Various illustrations of companies – presented in the appendix to this paper – make it possible to detail certain missions entrusted by contract Management and by delegation of public service mission at various institutional levels in Belgium. Finally, Section 6 recalls the importance of investments in order to ensure quality public services.

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  • Lia CAPONETTI & Vaia DEMERTZIS & Barbara SAK, 2016. "Services publics et missions de service public en Belgique – Etat des lieux," CIRIEC Working Papers 1612, CIRIEC - Université de Liège.
  • Handle: RePEc:crc:wpaper:1612

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    public enterprises in Belgium; missions of public service; management contract; evaluation; investment;

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