This second volume of the Partnership for Democratic Governance Series investigates whether ‘contracting out' core government functions and services has been conducive to capacity development. Each case study discusses the evidence and emerging lessons of contracting
out in fragile and post‐conflict situations. The chapters contained in this publication first appeared as contributions to the Partnership for Democratic Governance's collaborative online platform, PDF Online. Through this platform, users are able to
post comments on discussion papers, send messages to the authors and easily find ifnormation relevant to the topics covered in this publication. To join the PDG Online Community, please visit www.pdg‐online.org.
‐ Contracting out Health Services in Post‐Conflict and Fragile Situations ‐ Lessons from Cambodia, Guatemala and Liberia by Wendy B. Abramson ‐ Justice and Security as Public and Private Goods and Services by Eric Scheye ‐
Contracting out Core Government Functions and Services in Southern Sudan by Fiona Davies ‐ Contracting out Core Government Functions and Services in Afghanistan by Seema Ghani and Netmatullah Bizhan ‐ Rethinking the Provision of Public Services in Post‐Conflict
States by Paul Collier ‐ Contracting out Core State Functions and Services in Fragile and Post‐Conflict Situations ‐ A Transitional Arrangement or an Option for Long‐Term Delivery? by Greg Ellis ‐ Conference Background
‐ Summary Record of Joint AfDB‐PDG Conference (8‐9 June 2009) ‐ Keynote Speech by Professor Paul Collier ‐ List of Participants