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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 United States

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

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 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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