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.

Public Sector in Nordics

National Strategy for Sweden: From Wealth to Well-being

What role will Sweden play in the 21st century? Will its society and companies be able to constantly reinvent themselves, and against the increasing competition of the global challengers? A strategy for Sweden needs to be solidly founded on setting the right priorities, enabling the creation of both wealth and well-being. This report is available in English and Swedish.

Nordic Agenda 2016: Bringing Growth Back To Focus

The Nordic countries are losing their competitiveness, and a transformation is needed to change direction. We believe that by addressing the workforce gap—caused by the aging population—and by stimulating the most productive industries, the Nordics could return to a path of healthy economic growth.

Nordic Agenda: Transforming for the Next Wave of Success

The much-admired Nordic model is showing cracks. The Nordics must act now and act fast to transform the model in order to continue to create wealth and well-being in the years to come. The framework for business transformation—funding the journey, winning in the medium term, and securing the right team, organization, and culture—is highly relevant to their transformation efforts.

Government Response to COVID-19

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Building a Resilient Government

The pandemic won’t be the last global crisis we face. Here are six principles public sector organizations should follow to prepare for future disruptions.

Digital Government

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The Global Trust Imperative

BCG’s Global Trust Imperative report conveys the voice of the customer on digital government services and provides insight into opportunities to improve service delivery and increase trust.

Shaping Government of the Future

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How Government Can Fuel a Green Recovery

Governments have an unparalleled opportunity to use stimulus programs to drive climate change progress. But their approach must reflect the specifics of their economy and workforce.

Education, Employment, and Welfare

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The Future of Jobs in the Era of AI

An in-depth analysis of the US, Germany, and Australia shows how technology will disrupt labor markets by 2030—displacing millions of workers but creating new opportunities as well.

Sustainable Economic Development

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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.

Read Our Latest Thinking on Value Based Healthcare

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

Canada’s Plan for Achieving Its Ambitious Climate Change Agenda

Canada’s Plan for Achieving Its Ambitious Climate Change Agenda

Canada’s Plan for Achieving Its Ambitious Climate Change Agenda

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

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