Country focus: Germany

Welcome to the Public Centre Research Centre - Germany. This section features insightful research from Germany and similar countries on the issues and the challenges faced by public sector and government officials while providing a roadmap of the future of government. To view global publications, please choose the option "all publications" in the menu to the left.

You will find all Public Sector publications from PwC Germany here.

Smart Cities: Cities and municipalities must make digitization a strategic priority

May 15, 2017

A joint study by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), PwC and the Fraunhofer IAO makes clear that municipalities must make digitization a strategic priority in order to remain viable and relevant for citizens and companies.

Open Data in State administration

May 09, 2017

An open and unrestricted use of state and local data by civil society and the private sector promises not only more transparency and confidence in state action but also significant economic potential.

Trade & Finance, Spring 2015

April 15, 2015

The 2015 spring edition of Trade & Finance takes a closer look at the growth markets of Central & Eastern Europe.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2014

October 10, 2014

This edition’s viewpoint reports on the importance of the energy and more specifically the wind sector in Turkey and opportunities for foreign companies.

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

September 01, 2014

Climate finance is the focus of this year's summer edition of Trade & Finance

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

August 31, 2014

The report 2030 analyses the employment situation in the German regions in the year 2030 (German language).

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

May 26, 2014

Indonesia is the focus of the Spring 2014 edition of Trade & Finance.

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

January 30, 2014

This issue of PwC’s Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014 examines the potential, and the management, of economic promotion programmes.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

October 30, 2013

This issue of PwC’s Trade & Finance Autumn 2013 examines the opportunities that may arise from crisis at the country and business level.

Global Policy & PwC Special Issue: Economic Policy, Governance and Institutions in Times of Crisis

September 19, 2013

PwC Germany presents this Global Policy special issue focusing on economic policy, governance and institutions in challenging times.

Trade & Finance Summer 2013

August 29, 2013

This issue of Trade & Finance Summer 2013 examines the topic of supply chains from different perspectives in terms of profitability, risk and sustainability.

Opportunities and risks of a fiscal union (German)

March 18, 2013

This report, by PwC Germany and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), discusses how to stabilise the European Monetary Union through a common currency zone developed into a fiscal union with an institutionalised transfer system.

Electromobility Standards: Driving the Future

February 08, 2013

This PwC report asks, and answers, the question: Which standards does Germany need to set to become the leading provider and leading market for electromobility?

Hamburg 2020: seize opportunities, shape the future

January 31, 2012

Which advantages does the metropolitan area of Hamburg have and where does it need to catch up? We look at the demographic development, working conditions, R&D and skill development in Hamburg.