Government and the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey

Each year, PwC’s Annual Global CEO survey gives business leaders, governments and the world’s business community a unique insight into the vision and decisions of the global CEO. As in past years, we have extended and deepened the research for PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey by including a selection of interviews with senior decision-makers in governmental organisations across the world.

So, what are we exploring this year? Change and complexity are a constant challenge. Disruptive events, both 'black' and 'grey' swan, seem to be happening faster than ever and are changing the nature of risk which needs to be managed, in both the public and private sectors.

This report sets out how businesses are adapting their approaches in these uncertain times, including their priorities for government, and discusses in turn how governments can:

  • deal with uncertainty and create the conditions for good growth and jobs;
  • build resilience by becoming more agile; and
  • shift the mindset and engagement of public sector and business leaders from co-existence to mutual collaboration.