How to learn the right lessons from Carillion
- 11 February 2018
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, has written about lessons learned from Carillion for the Alliance for Useful Evidence
Returning everything to state management would be exactly the wrong lesson to learn from Carillion and other PPPs: a purely ideological mirror to the neoliberal arguments that produced the problems in the first place. The right lesson is that government should be pragmatic in finding the right mix of roles of government, business and third sector, and should be open, transparent and experimental as it navigates how to get the balance right. It’s not exactly rocket science.