Our Latest Thinking in Public Sector

The impact of today’s rapidly changing economic and technological landscape—combined with the long-term implications of an aging population, climate change, and globalization—affects everything from how education and health care systems need to evolve to how governments are funded. Not only will the public sector have to play a big role in helping citizens and institutions adapt, but it will also need to look at how governments of the future need to be structured to deliver to citizens. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on the public sector.

Government Response to COVID-19


Start Reimagining Government Now

COVID-19 has massive implications for governments, including increased demand for public services and the need to improve resilience. To adapt, leaders must rethink governments’ roles and processes.


Win the Fight

Restarting Societies and Economies—Safely

Shaping Government of the Future

Sustainable Economic Development


Measure Well-Being to Improve It

Governments need a dashboard—one that tracks not just economic growth but also citizens’ well-being and happiness levels—in order to understand how their performance stacks up.


SEDA: An Interactive Guide

Explore the SEDA interactive to find out how countries compare when it comes to the well-being of their citizens—and which nations are making the most progress.

Beyond Great BCG Book

Beyond Great

How to build sustainable business advantage in a world where great is no longer good enough.

Health Care Systems


How Procurement Unlocks Value-Based Health Care

Hospitals are increasingly buying medtech products and services less on the basis of initial purchase price and more on the total value they create—for patients, clinical staff, and society.

Digital Government

Public Sector in India

Unlocking Cities: The impact of ridesharing across India

Ridesharing has the potential to be a vital part of the solution to India’s transportation needs and can reduce up to 33%-68% of private cars and congestion by 17%-31% across biggest cities. Uber has commissioned the Boston Consulting Group to assess the potential benefits that greater adoption of ridesharing may bring. Realizing these benefits would depend on collaboration between the rideshare ecosystem and the public sector.

The $250 Billion Digital Volcano: Dormant No More

Digital adoption in India has been growing rapidly. The country’s internet economy is expected to double to become USD 250 billion by 2020. India’s digital economy will have a much broader influence beyond the direct economic impact.

Education and Employment

Defense and Security


How ISR Tech Will Disrupt the Market for Defense Drones

Platforms and procurement models are evolving rapidly, offering improved intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to militaries and boosting a fast-growing market. To capitalize, defense contractors can’t rely on the business models of the past.

Government Procurement

Five Ways to Speed Up Government Procurement

The acquisitions process is notoriously time-consuming and onerous, but governments can attract stronger bids—and get quicker results—by taking action in five key areas.

Government Procurement Gets the MIDAS Touch

When used in conjunction with conventional methods, market-informed design and sourcing (MIDAS) can help governments deliver more successful procurement outcomes and greater financial and nonfinancial value.


Centre for Public Impact

How are governments transforming lives and achieving positive impact? Explore our interviews, articles, briefing bulletins, and podcasts from around the world.

Cities of the Future

Digital in the Public Sector

Digital in the Public Sector

Digital in the Public Sector

How Governments Can Restructure to Better Serve Citizens

How Governments Can Restructure to Better Serve Citizens

The Future of Work Is the Future of Education

The Future of Work Is the Future of Education

Government Service Is Customer Service

Government Service Is Customer Service

How Governments Can Overcome the Challenge of Providing More For Less

How Governments Can Overcome the Challenge of Providing More For Less

Helping Cities Fund Their Future

Helping Cities Fund Their Future

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