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 United States

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Connecticut CREATES

Working with BCG, the State of Connecticut's CREATES project finds opportunities to support an anticipated wave of retirement, taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to draw a high-level roadmap of the path forward.

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A Prescription for Better Performance: Engaging Employees at VA Medical Centers

How does employee engagement affect agency performance in the federal government? That’s what the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group set out to understand in our latest issue brief, “A Prescription for Better Performance: Engaging Employees at VA Medical Centers.” Our analysis of data over a three-year period from nearly 150 medical centers operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that centers with stronger employee engagement had higher patient satisfaction, better call center performance and lower turnover among registered nurses.

Government Response to COVID-19

Digital Government

Responsible AI Builds Trust in Government

Responsible AI Builds Trust in Government

To earn the public’s support, government use of advanced analytics must include stakeholder input, proper controls, regular reviews, and contingency plans for lapses.

Shaping Government of the Future

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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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