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.


Beyond the Curve: How to Restart in the Wake of COVID-19

How to Restart in the Wake of COVID-19

With no precedent to guide them, governments must create a strategy for reopening economic and social life. A graduated plan, governed at the national level and implemented at the local level, offers flexibility and opportunities for learning.

Win the Fight

Restarting Societies and Economies—Safely

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.

Secteur public in France

Pas de modernisation de l'Etat sans transformation de la gestion des ressources humaines

La gestion des ressources humaines est un pilier majeur de la modernisation de l'action publique. Agnès Audier, Directeur associé en charge du secteur public au bureau de Paris, développe ce constat et détaille différentes pistes d'action – comme la gestion stratégique des compétences et des pyramides des âges, la politique de formation, l'accompagnement des talents – qui peuvent être menées de front au service d'une modernisation durable du service public.

How ISR Tech Will Disrupt the Market for Defense Drones

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 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.

The World Bank’s Human Capital Project: Agile in Action

The World Bank’s Human Capital Project: Agile in Action

Digital in the Public Sector

How Governments Can Restructure to Better Serve Citizens

The Future of Work Is the Future of Education

Le service public est aussi un service client

How Governments Can Overcome the Challenge of Providing More For Less

Helping Cities Fund Their Future

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