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.

Government Response to COVID-19

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Building a Resilient Government

The pandemic won’t be the last global crisis we face. Here are six principles public sector organizations should follow to prepare for future disruptions.

Digital Government

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The Global Trust Imperative

BCG’s Global Trust Imperative report conveys the voice of the customer on digital government services and provides insight into opportunities to improve service delivery and increase trust.

Shaping Government of the Future

BCG-WEF Project: Mission Possible

BCG-WEF Project: Mission Possible

Government procurement agencies must take steps to abate their greenhouse-gas emissions. They have the buying power to encourage heavy-emitting industries to abate theirs as well.

Education, Employment, and Welfare

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Education as a Catalyst for Climate Progress

Education is a powerful means of spurring behavioral change and collective action, cultivating green skills, ensuring a just transition to a sustainable economy, and building communities' adaptive capacity.

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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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Beyond Great

How to build sustainable business advantage in a world where great is no longer good enough.

Health Care Systems

Defense and Security

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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