The Future of Border Management: Maintaining security; facilitating prosperity

Border management is one of the great challenges of our times. In an increasingly globalised world, how do governments maintain the security they need, while encouraging the trade they want? Economic prosperity relies on the free movement of goods and people, but if those flows are not monitored and controlled the result can be smuggling, trafficking and illegal migration; and with these come organised crime and terrorism. How can governments hope to reconcile these contradictions?

Drawing on the expertise of PwC’s Global Government Security Network, we believe it is possible to combine resilient security with a modern and effective approach to border management that facilitates trade. We’ve identified four factors that characterise this approach, which we explore in this publication.