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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.


Agile as the Next Government Revolution

As governments struggle to meet citizens’ demands, agile could unleash the productivity dividends lying dormant within today’s public-sector workforce.

Well-Being Trends over the Past Decade

Well-Being Trends over the Past Decade

It’s been a turbulent time, but BCG’s 2018 Sustainable Economic Development Assessment offers some surprising good news: the well-being of people around the world has been improving.

Health Care Systems

Now Is the Time for Governments to Deliver Citizen-Centric Reform

BCG’s President and CEO explores the new reality of aligning government services with the distinct needs of individual citizens and communities.

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Rich Lesser
Chief Executive Officer
New York

The Power of an Activist PMO in Driving Agency Transformations

To meet new imperatives, agencies and departments need PMOs that actively lead transformative change. Here's how high-performing, activist PMOs get it right.

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Sharon Marcil
Senior Partner & Managing Director; Global Client Team Chair
Washington, DC

Growing Australia's share of the digital economy pie: Five things government can do to help

Australia is at a critical juncture in the development of its digital economic strategy, but we will need to invest significantly to get ahead, explains BCG partner Miguel Carrasco.

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Miguel Carrasco
Senior Partner & Managing Director
Sydney

Three Steps Toward Ensuring Critical Shared Services Capacity at US Federal Agencies

BCG's Steven Williams explains how federal agencies that aspire to become high-performing shared services providers must invest to handle higher volumes of work and tasks of greater complexity.

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Steven Williams
Knowledge Business Director - Public Sector
Washington, D.C.

How governments should rise to the challenge of disruption

The global leader of BCG's Public Sector practice explains why government must be willing to embrace fresh—even radical—thinking to succeed in today's digital world.

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Vincent Chin
Senior Partner & Managing Director; Global Leader, Public Sector Practice
Singapore

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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