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  • n. Industries or services provided or funded by the government
  • adj. Of or relating to industries or services provided or funded by the government


public + sector (Wiktionary)


  • Two British economists, Robert Bacon and Walter Eltis, have proposed that even if there is no deterioration in the quality of services nor any deficit financing, expansion of the public sector will lead to inflation.

    Why Nothing Works

  • The Australian government have become very aware that we need to have partners with an effective capacity to deliver — that means effective governance — and that improving public sector performance will require long-term coordinated responses to tackle institutional causes of poor performance while also providing immediate assistance to improve individual and institutional capacity in priority areas.

    Speech - Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs - The Hon Duncan Kerr MP

  • The business sector bangs on about grand strategy it can't affect - to reduce the size of the "bloated" public sector and therefore taxation, which is beyond the Executive's remit.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Ministers noted that assistance of up to $12.5 million would be provided to facilitate joint activities between Australian and Indonesian public sector institutions, to implement priorities of the AIMF.

    9th Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Forum - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The managing director would be Mr. Walid Nazir, a forty-four-year-old chemical engineer, who had been a plant manager at Dawood Hercules Chemicals, Ltd., and was currently the managing director of a large public sector fertilizer company.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • Additional research in universities and public sector bodies should be aligned closely with the needs of industry in NI and potential inward investors to NI.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Mr. Humala's policy adviser Kurt Burneo joked that Ms. Fujimori might need to negotiate "a strategic alliance with Interpol" to bring back into public sector some of her father's cronies who are still fugitives or in jail.

    Peru Votes in Divisive Runoff for President

  • The State Trading Corporation STC, a public sector enterprise, would sponsor either alternative.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • The Machinery of Government Programme will stimulate public sector and financial management reforms and demand for better governance.

    Media Release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs: A More Effective Aid Programme

  • The Reagan Justice Department ruled that private or public sector employees with AIDS could be legally fired.

    No Excuses


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