The public sector is the section of the economy charged with the provision of government services such as education, police and defence forces, public transport, health and some or all utilities. These services are funded through taxation and commercial services.
Current trends in the public sector at an international level include privatisation of services such as utilities and outsourcing of professional and non-professional services.
As people are living longer there are more demands being made from public services in terms of health care, caring for the elderly, increasing pension costs etc. Many countries have had a drain on their public services also due to an increase in unemployment. Many public services globally are making cuts in services, staffing numbers and salaries due to increased demand on services and falling revenues.
Research and Experts provides market and industry reports on the public sector, indicating market trends, public sector projects and key growth areas.
Services purchased by the Public Sector--(UK)
World Bank- Public Sector Development