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State management: the "pro bono" missions of consulting firms in the sights of deputies


FOCUS- These unbilled services fuel the mistrust of the French towards the political world and its collusion with the private sector, estimate around thirty LR deputies.

"Sooner or later, the services provided free of charge will pay off



Cynical criticism of unusual practices or a judicious approach to a reality deeply rooted in France?


consultancy services with

regard to public administration and political parties are in the sights of LR deputies.

Led by Olivier Marleix, around thirty deputies have tabled a bill to ban these unpaid assignments.

The State's use of services from outside consulting firms, and often foreign ones, such as Deloitte, BCG, McKinsey or EY, is an old phenomenon, including in the sovereign domain.

It is governed by public framework contracts, managed by the Interministerial Directorate for Public Transformation (DITP) since 2017. However, these firms sometimes support an administration or a political party free of charge.


pro brono



- the Latin for the well-public


fueling the distrust of French

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Source: lefigaro

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