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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—implicates everything from how education and health care systems need to evolve to how governments are funded. Not only will governments have to play a big role in helping citizens and institutions adapt, but they 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 to learn how governments of the future can deliver more with less.


New Public-Sector Leader

The New Public-Sector Leader

Governments and public agencies must make leader development a key pillar of their strategies for the future. Here’s how.

Measure Well-Being To Improve It | The 2019 Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA)

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 2019 | Sustainable Economic Development Assessment | Interactive

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.

Health Care Systems

How Procurement Unlocks Value-Based Health Care

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.

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 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.

Why Startups Don’t Bid on Government Contracts

Startups are revolutionizing nearly every segment of the US economy. To partner with more of these companies, the government must communicate with them more effectively and modify its approach to contracting.

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.

Digital in the Public Sector

Digital in the Public Sector

How Governments Can Restructure to Better Serve Citizens

The Future of Work Is the Future of Education

Government Service Is Customer Service

How Governments Can Overcome the Challenge of Providing More For Less

Helping Cities Fund Their Future

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