Contracting welfare services to NGOs in China: control or opportunity?
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.
This events programme marks the end of the research project. It aims to present its main findings and open up avenues of debate with the public, academics, policy-makers, and practitioners. There is one week of online events, starting on Monday 14th September and ending on Thursday 17th September. There are two one-hour panel sessions focusing on big questions about contracting, neo-liberalism and authoritarianism, and lessons from China. Five academic papers set the scene for the panels. There is plenty of opportunity for Q&A and participants can come to any number of the events.