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The Public Matters – Autumn 2014

In this issue, we share the public's perspectives on reforming public services and dealing with the deficit, lifting living standards and delivering good growth and good jobs. We also explore the role of deliberative research in policy making, more widely.

Oct 2014

Study to inform the impact assessment of EPSAS implementation

Collection of information related to the potential impact, including costs, of implementing accrual accounting in the public sector in the EU and technical analysis of the suitability of individual IPSAS standards.

Oct 2014

New Capitalism: A Holistic Approach to Development

An article by Jan Sturesson in ‘The World Financial Review’, September-October 2014.

Oct 2014

Putting a value on early childhood education and care

PwC has undertaken economy-wide modelling to help meet the need for an Australian evidence base around the value of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Sep 2014

Deregulation of Fees: Pricing our higher education

The proposed changes included in the recent Commonwealth budget are likely to have significant impacts on the post-secondary education sector in Australia.

Sep 2014

Water: Challenges, drivers and solutions

A report on the dynamics and patterns of water management to support the development of models for tomorrow.

Sep 2014

Decentralisation Decade report: a plan for economic prosperity, public service transformation and democratic renewal

IPPR’s report ‘The Decentralisation Decade’, which we have supported, sets out the prospects and priorities for decentralisation in England over the next 10 years.

Sep 2014

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

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

Sep 2014

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

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

Sep 2014

Australia’s Education System: Good but must do better

While many aspects of the Australian Education System are strong, some measures do not consistently indicate optimum performance.

Aug 2014

Who’s accountable now? The public’s view on decentralisation

Who’s to blame when public services go wrong? Who takes the credit when the economy picks up? Our Talking Points publication, Who’s accountable now?, analyses who the UK public hold accountable for the economy and public services.

Aug 2014

Understanding Productivity: Government Benchmarking on Corporate Services 2014

Our government practice is undertaking its second annual benchmarking study on corporate services in the public sector.

Aug 2014

Productivity in the public sector - what makes a good job?

This new Talking Points publication from PwC and Demos explores what can be done to lift productivity and how the public sector can play its part.

Aug 2014

The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal: July 2014

PwC Africa publication describing future-focused strategies and policies among government bodies, not-for-profit entities and development partners in Africa.

Jul 2014

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025

This report provides the first consistent data estimating the scale of current CP&I spending as well as future investment from now until 2025. The findings, based on research from Oxford Economics, illustrate where infrastructure spending is shifting and the drivers of these changes, domestically and globally.

Jun 2014

The connected classroom - How Canadians see the evolution of education

We asked 1,900 Canadians to give us their perspective on the state of education in Canada, and what they think the current system could look like. Their views are clear. They see digital education as a way to improve student outcomes and better prepare students for the future.

Jun 2014

Searching for the micro-multinationals

The report addresses the challenges that small and medium players in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector are facing when they want to grow and expand across borders in the Baltic Sea region.

Jun 2014

The Local State We’re In 2014: Our annual local government survey

The Local State We’re In 2014 charts the progress councils have made in redefining what they do, how they do it, and the outlook for the future.

Jun 2014

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

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

May 2014

Cities of Opportunity 6

PwC’s Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the development of 30 global cities, and through their performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

May 2014

Investor Ready Cities: How cities can create and deliver infrastructure value

This PwC PSRC report looks at the challenges for cities in delivering investor ready infrastructure projects starting with the legal and governance structures and then illustrating how cities can leverage financial mechanisms to their advantage to help deliver the infrastructure.

May 2014

Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness

This PwC study asks: How are different cities worldwide fostering sustainable competitiveness ─ a city’s ability to keep balanced growth and development over time while fostering social cohesion and environmental quality?

Apr 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – April 2014 edition

This edition focuses on three interesting developments in ECJ energy policy, China’s aim to cut energy, the Indian Supreme Court’s order that the Environment Ministry a national regulator, and the Indonesian government’s new energy policy.

Apr 2014

It’s how you play the game: Matching a region’s priorities with the right mega – or not so mega – event

Our publication presents a framework for helping a city or region decide which event to host, based on key questions under the categories of overall readiness, venues, legacy, supporting infrastructure and intellectual capital.

Apr 2014

Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures

PwC’s Annual Global CEO survey gives business leaders and governments across the world 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 17th Annual Global CEO Survey by including a selection of interviews with senior decision-makers in governmental organisations around the world.

Mar 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2014 edition

This edition provides a summary of the Warsaw Climate Change summit , new EU targets for 2030 and a recent OECD report concluding that carbon taxes and trading schemes are the most economical ways of reducing emissions.

Feb 2014

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

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

Jan 2014

Good Growth for Cities 2013

This publication, with UK think tank Demos, presents an index measuring the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for their local economic success.

Jan 2014

Redefining local government

Prolonged austerity is driving an important shift in local government, and this new landscape will require fundamentally different organisational cultures and behaviours to make it successful. This Talking Points argues that there is a need for a new framework that enables local authorities to make strategic choices leading to the redesign and development of new ways of working on the ground.

Jan 2014

Cities of Opportunity: From Moscow to Sao Pãulo
Emerging 7 Cities Report 2013

This special edition of Cities of Opportunity provides a detailed, objective study of the business, economic and cultural hubs of the emerging world – Moscow, São Paulo, Beijing, Mumbai, Mexico City, Istanbul and Jakarta.

Jan 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2013 edition

This edition provides up-to-date news alerts on the UN IPCC report on the scientific aspects of climate change, the European Parliament approving a cap on first generation biofuels, and the new OECD environment policy paper 'Climate and carbon: Aligning prices and policies'.

Dec 2013

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

This special PwC edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on current infrastructure provision and unmet demand among the 27 cities.

Dec 2013

Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation, measurement and alignment

This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper explores the drivers and experience of Australia’s public sector productivity initiatives to date and argues that, despite the challenges of the past, productivity is relevant in the public sector context.

Dec 2013

Understanding Productivity: Federal Government Benchmarking on Corporate Services

This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper is their first annual benchmarking report on corporate services in Australia’s Commonwealth public sector, with insights from 25 government organisations.

Dec 2013

Leading from the front: Finance in the public sector – from aspiration to action

This PwC publication continues PSRC's research into the role of Finance in the public sector in the UK, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by Finance Directors

Dec 2013

Good Growth for Cities 2013

This publication, with UK think tank Demos, presents an index measuring the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for their local economic success

Nov 2013

PwC Thought Leadership for Safe Cities (Surveillance) – India Perspective

This report sets out PwC’s views on creating a Safe City - its objectives, building blocks, workflow, drivers for growth, challenges, sector analysis, technology trends and a future roadmap.

Nov 2013

Paying Taxes 2014

Paying Taxes 2014 is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes.

Nov 2013

Paying Taxes 2013

This study looks at tax regimes in 185 economies and measures all mandatory taxes and contributions that a medium-sized firm must pay in a given year.

Nov 2013

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

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

Oct 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – October 2013 edition

This edition focuses on China’s elevation of environmental protection to a 'pillar industry', the UK’s focus on shale gas, Spain new energy market reforms, South Korea’s proposes carbon tax on fossil fuels and electricity, and the CDP Global 500 Climate Chande Report 2013 What's driving climate change action in the world's largest companies?

Oct 2013

Capital Markets: The Rise of Non-Bank Infrastructure Project Finance

This PwC report identifies the opportunity for the private sector to provide infrastructure financing via project bonds and non-bank lending and identifies four critical preconditions for a project bond market to take root.

Oct 2013

Public Sector findings

Explore PwC's insight and key findings for the public sector inside The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014.

Oct 2013

Horizon 2020 – Aligning your innovation strategy to increase competitiveness

The Horizon 2020 programme is the major funding body for research and innovation initiatives across Europe. This paper provides guidance for making Horizon 2020 work for you, by highlighting the specifics of the programme, and offering key strategic issues and best practices.

Sep 2013

Rebuilding for resilience - Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster

This PwC report explains why collaboration key to disaster resilient infrastructure and calls for advance planning, public and private collaboration and community engagement.

Sep 2013

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

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

Sep 2013

Stepping stones to growth

Signs suggest that the UK economy is turning a corner and confidence is on the rise, but the stepping stones that lead to recovery require a different way of thinking

Sep 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – August 2013 edition

This edition provides up-to-date news on President Obama’s'Climate Action Plan', China’s launch of the first of seven pilot carbon markets, and Australia's Prime Minister calls for early start to emissions trading, among others.

Aug 2013

Trade & Finance Summer 2013

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

Aug 2013

Protecting prosperity - Why we need to talk about tax

Launched in July 2013, this publication from PwC's Public Sector Research Centre looks at the long term future of Australia’s economy and the need for comprehensive tax reform.

Aug 2013

Gridlines − The opportunity and challenge of India’s infrastructure

The need to upgrade India’s infrastructure is especially acute in its huge cities. With the urban population projected to reach 500 million by 2017, experts discuss what is holding India back in this PwC emerging markets, capital infrastructure report.

Jul 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – June 2013 edition

This bimonthly PwC publication provides up-to-date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world, and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business.

Jul 2013

NHS@75: Towards a healthy state

The current and growing financial and demand pressures the NHS is facing threaten to undermine its fundamental principles. Without deliberate and courageous action – by the public, providers, commissioners, regulators and politicians – the NHS as we know it may not exist in 2023. NHS@75 sets out the case for radical change in the health service over the next ten years.

Jul 2013

Gridlines − Separating fact from fiction in the China-Africa relationship

This report looks at the major investments made in African infrastructure, targeting key sectors such as telecommunications, transport, construction, power plants, waste disposal and port refurbishment.

Jul 2013

The Local State We’re In PwC’s annual local government survey, 2013

This PwC publication finds that UK local authorities have once again successfully delivered against an ambitious programme of financial savings over the last year without impacting the quality or quantity of services. But the survey points to nervousness about meeting rising demands for services and protecting the frontline in future in the face of further public spending cuts.

Jun 2013

Beyond attraction and retention: Indigenous career advancement in the public sector

In 2012, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) engaged PwC to undertake a research project examining the links between professional development and career advancement for Indigenous people in the Victorian public sector. The purpose of the project was to generate recommendations for IPAA (Victoria), and its member organisations aimed at increasing Indigenous employment and career advancement in the sector.

Jun 2013

Future of Government

This PwC publication explains why Government and public sector organisations world-wide must adjust to the new reality of ‘doing more for less’ (or ‘doing less for less’) and focus on the outcomes society needs and wants.

Jun 2013

PwC Global IPSAS survey

This PwC survey analyses aspects of government accounting & financial reporting; making the transition to accrual accounting; the future of the government finance function.

May 2013

Auckland: The city of opportunity

This PwC paper offers an analytical view of the social and economic performance of Auckland, New Zealand, based upon PwC global Cities of Opportunity indicators, to assess the city’s global competitive advantages.

Apr 2013

Gaming the Cuts: Local government in 2018

Local authority decision makers in the UK are attempting to bridge a widening financial gap. Against this backdrop this report sets out the potential implications of future spending reviews out to 2018. The purpose is not to add more detail to an already fatalistic picture but to recommend new policies and approaches that can be applied to future fiscal challenges.

Apr 2013

Opportunities and risks of a fiscal union (German)

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.

Mar 2013

At risk? Dealing with failure

No government wants a provider of public services to fail. But as public services are opened up to more competitive pressures, it is likely that under performance will no longer be hidden and provider failure will then appear to occur more frequently.

Mar 2013

Brave new world? Different ways of working

Today’s pressures will significantly impact on the way public services are delivered in future, whether by public sector organisations or by a mix of other providers. Here we examine how public sector organisations need to re-define their purpose and future ways of working by becoming more agile and managing demand more effectively.

Mar 2013

Opening out? New approaches to service delivery

The UK Government has committed to opening up public ervices to a diverse range of providers competing to offer a better service for users. But why is opening up public services to new providers such a priority? Does a new market for ‘public service partnerships’ exist yet? Here we discuss the implications for the partnership models needed to deliver public services.

Mar 2013

Government and the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey

PwC's 16th Annual Global CEO Survey discusses how the new contract between business and the state sets out the policy and public sector delivery responses needed to the challenging conditions facing business today.

Feb 2013

Electromobility Standards: Driving the Future

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?

Feb 2013

Paving the way for the next generation of eservices: How the public sector can meet Canadians’ expectations

This report from the Public Sector Research Centre explores some ways in which the Canadian public sector could move forward towards constructing a roadmap for the next generation of eservices.

Feb 2013

The Transformative Power of Service Innovation: Call for Action on a New Policy Framework

This PwC series aims to raise awareness of the transformative power of service innovation by providing a view on main industrial trends, challenges, key barriers, and newly emerging concepts.

Jan 2013

Good growth for cities: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e-services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society’s capacity for development and innovative capacity.

Nov 2012

Under Pressure: securing success, managing risk in public services

PwC's practical guide to coping with the pressures of austerity, rising demand and public sector reform

Nov 2012

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Too late for two degrees?

Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Are G20 economies making progress in reducing carbon emissions levels? Can the world limit warming to 2oC?

Nov 2012

A closer look at e-government

This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e-services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society’s capacity for development and innovative capacity.

Oct 2012

Strategic Infrastructure: Steps to prioritize and deliver infrastructure effectively and efficiently

This publication, developed by PwC and the World Economic Forum, explains why infrastructure only drives economic growth when it is well aligned with the country’s economic, industrial, social and environmental priorities.

Oct 2012

The agile council

This PwC publication discusses why creating an “agile” UK council model is critical to the current and future success of the organisation and looks at the environment councils are operating in and five steps to becoming an agile organisation.

Oct 2012

Cities of Opportunity 2012

In this fifth edition of Cities of Opportunity, PwC and the Partnership for New York City again examine the current social and economic performance of the world’s leading cities. We also add a future dimension that probes the shape of city economies to come.

Oct 2012

Citizen Compass: The next generation of eservices

Canadians looking at private sector service delivery as the benchmark are asking why governments can’t provide the same level of customer service experience as the banks or retailers. In response, governments are increasingly focusing on how they can achieve the next generation of service delivery to meet Canadians’ demands while reducing costs.

Jul 2012

Northern Lights - The Nordic Cities of Opportunity

This paper applies the global methodology from the annual Cities of Opportunity report to the five Nordic capitals. This paper also explores the huge potential for regional collaboration enabling nordic capitals to compete globally.

Jul 2012

Hidden potential: fulfilling the economic potential of mid-sized cities

A report from Centre for Cities, PwC and Sunderland City Council reveals that mid-sized cities have the potential to create more jobs if they can invest in reconfiguring their centres

Jun 2012

A question of quality: Citizens Jury on quality in the NHS - Full report

As part of our contribution to the debate on improving the quality of care in the NHS, PwC commissioned BritainThinks to convene a Citizens’ Jury. The Jurors were able to arrive at strong, well-considered and thoughtful recommendations with a real shift in perspective from personal consumers of healthcare services to citizen ambassadors for the nation.

Apr 2012

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector II

PwC has released Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector II, based on the Australian results of its 6th Global Economic Crime Survey.

Mar 2012

Transportation & Logistics 2030 Vol.5: Winning the talent race

The fifth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of talent management in the transportation and logistics industry worldwide. It also contains strategies to help transportation and logistics companies improve their talent management.

Mar 2012

Smart specialization for cities - A roadmap for city intelligence and excellence

Cities are growing in both size and as key drivers of regional and national growth. What will define one city from another, however, is whether it is managing its potential growth effectively.

Mar 2012

Investing in Transportation: Doing more with less

A PwC survey of five countries illustrates how transportation investment frameworks can help prioritise projects and measure performance.

Mar 2012

Transforming the citizen experience, One Stop Shop for public services

Reforms in the public sector which are aimed at improving service delivery have received considerable focus over the last decade.

Mar 2012

Taking responsibility: Government and the Global CEO

We assess the changing relationship between government and business.

Feb 2012

Valuing social impacts: Should government pay for results?

An approach to measuring and valuing social impacts and practical steps to achieve wider adoption of Payment by Results schemes by Departments.

Feb 2012

Hamburg 2020: seize opportunities, shape the future

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.

Feb 2012

Fighting fraud in government

Since our 2009 Global Economic Crime Survey, governments around the world have taken action to address their faltering economies and this has directly impacted on those who ...

Jan 2012

Helping economic take off: Devolving Air Passenger Duty

This edition discusses the effects of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 29 November, which confirmed a substantial rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in 2012, and what the future for the Northern Ireland leisure and business travel will be.

Dec 2011

Good growth index - Our report on economic wellbeing

One of the toughest questions for today's governments is how to achieve balanced economic growth that is financially, socially and environmentally sound.

Nov 2011

Making it happen: A roadmap for cities and local public services

This report focuses on how cities can make things happen by identifying the success factors that are essential for the execution of a city's strategy and making progress towards realising...

Nov 2011

Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia

People with disability are the largest minority in Australia – about one in five Australians has a disability. They are also one of the most disadvantaged groups, with sub-standard outcomes on most indicators of community participation and wellbeing. The Productivity Commission reported that the current disability support system is “underfunded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient...”. The imperative for changing the disability experience in Australia is clear. The time to act is now.

Nov 2011

Gridlines

This edition of Gridlines takes a pragmatic look at the long-term plans and actions that will be required to move the energy transformation ahead including the role of nuclear power.

Sep 2011

Out in the open: Delivering Public Service Reform

Rising demand for public services, tightened budgets and the need for a leaner, more efficient public sector mean public service reform is high on the Coalition’s agenda.

Sep 2011

'Delusions of safety' - The cyber savvy CEO

As public and private sector organisations capitalise on web, mobile and social media platforms to improve their performance, there is a growing threat from cyber attacks.

Sep 2011

Funding tomorrow's care – Practical implications of the Dilnot Commission proposals

On July 2010 the Government set up the independent Commission on Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, to develop solutions on how to 'achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system for care and support, for all adults in England, both in the home and other settings.'

Jul 2011

Improving your commute : Lifting customer service in public transport

Public transport makes a crucial contribution to liveable cities providing access to employment, education, recreation and community services, as well as contributing to social equity and relieving traffic congestion.

Jul 2011

T&L 2030: Securing the supply chain

Transportation & Logistics 2030 represents a series of Delphi studies on the future of the industry. The fourth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of supply chain security and its impact on global supply chains as well as how global transportation & logistics companies will operate in the future.

Jun 2011

Is PFI Working?

The real problem with PFI is not the one we're hearing about in the press. The procurement process means that PFI deals are structured and signed under significant public sector scrutiny.

Jun 2011

Focus on culture and behavior: Practical experiences, dilemmas and best practices of regulators in the public sector

The success of organizations is increasingly dependent in how they embed their social objectives and core values ​​ in their culture. A culture is valuable not only in a well-articulated mission, but also in the behaviour of managers and employees. The publication is a separate card which includes the ten key questions that supervisors can draw on culture and behaviour. On the other side of the card ten indicators for culture and behaviour.

Jun 2011

Funding Infrastructure: Time for a new approach?

There is no doubt that Australia needs to invest in Infrastructure. Solid levels of population growth, the resources boom and the change in demographic means that the demand for new Infrastructure will continue for sometime to come. PPPs are considered by some not to be the solution of the future. In this paper we explore alternatives to the PPP model using a revenue based approach.

May 2011

Housing the future, the corporation in 2050

Strategy and project planning in public housing needs a vision on the needs people will have over 20 years or more and your role as public housing company.

May 2011

Cities of Opportunity 2011, fourth annual edition

Overall, Cities of Opportunity shows this year that the finance and business centers of the future may not be the traditional capitals of global dominance, according to a new report released today by PwC and the Partnership for New York City. The fourth edition of Cities of Opportunity shows that in a more virtual and mobile world, holistic cities with balanced economies and strong quality of life offer an attractive alternative: resilience during downturns and allure for skilled people who will build the future.

May 2011

Implications of the bribery act for higher education

Bribery has traditionally not been considered a high management risk for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Recent changes in UK law however, mean a rethink is needed. This Talking Points outlines some of the new risks facing HEIs and the ways in which these may be addressed.

Apr 2011

VAT/Indirect Taxes are a sports of their own – Investments by and for local sporting clubs: what are the fiscal opportunities?

This paper describes some important VAT issues and points of interest with regard to sporting clubs. We show how sporting clubs and local authorities can make use of the fiscal advantages that legislation has made possible. An accurate implementation will make VAT a limited debit entry.

Apr 2011

Infrastructure investment in the wake of crisis

Our latest Talking Points publication argues for continued investment in infrastructure, despite the global financial crisis.

Mar 2011

Uncovering excellence in cluster management

This report was developed by the PwC practice in the Netherlands. The objective of this report is to support cluster managers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders in crystallising the notion of cluster management excellence as a process rather than an output. We suggest that to achieve cluster excellence, focusing on cluster management alone is not enough, and the notion of cluster governance has to be brought onto the stage.

Mar 2011

Rebalancing the economy: prospects for the North

This report by the Smith Institute, in association with PwC and Newcastle University provides a detailed analysis of past and present policies to tackle regional inequalities.

Mar 2011

Rethinking government: doing things differently

The government view of the issues facing business and their priorites for government.

Mar 2011

Capita Selecta – 2011 Trends in education

This report provides a summary of the most important trends in the Dutch Education Sector for 2011.

Mar 2011

Capita Selecta Charitable and not for profit organizations – 2011 Trends

This report provides a summary of the most important trends in Dutch charitable and not for profit organisations in 2011. Furthermore we set out the latest trends on international development assistance, governance and tax law.

Mar 2011

Agile Defence

How can defence organisations respond to the growing threats facing them.

Mar 2011

Join the leaders in public finance

Implementing International Accounting Standards in the Public Sector (IPSAS) as part of wider finance reform

Feb 2011

Charging ahead: Should government charge for more?

With the Coalition facing the dual challenge of reducing the deficit and implementing public service reform, should government charge for more services?

Feb 2011

South Africa - the road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup

This publication gives an overall account of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. It provides an account of both history behind the games, the sport itself, as well as the bidding process, socio-economic impact of the 2010 World Cup and case studies on firms leveraging from the games, as well as delegates from other countries visiting to share experiences as they themselves are preparing to host similar events.

Jan 2011

Seizing the Day - Global edition

The impact of the financial crisis on cities and local government.

Jan 2011

The World in 2050: The accelerating shift of global economic power - challenges and opportunities

The global financial crisis has accelerated the shift in economic power to the emerging economies. This changing world order poses both challenges and opportunities for businesses in the current advanced economies.

Jan 2011

A view on risks for housing corporations: Practical takeaways for the in-control responsibilities for housing corporations

In our publication “A view on risks for housing corporations” we give managers and supervisory boards a framework for setting up a transparent in-control risk assessment in the annual account and for reporting on risks and risk management to the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners.

Jan 2011

The future of retirement in a transforming workplace

People are living longer, healthier lives, bringing a number of challenges. A public debate is required, alongside action from Government, employers and the financial services industry

Dec 2010

Who's accountable?

All parties appear to support greater localism but given the tendency to hold ministers accountable for all aspects of public service performance is it really possible for government to let go in our centralised political culture?

Nov 2010

Cities of Opportunity

The collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City that developed Cities of Opportunity began seven years ago in the wake of 9/11.

Nov 2010

Social Private Partnerships - Innovation in public service delivery

The last decade has seen a determined push by Whitehall to create a more mixed economy for public service delivery. The policy objective, has been to transform the UK's £79bn public service market by widening choice, lowering cost and radically improving service delivery.

Nov 2010

New partnerships for public services

The third sector makes a significant contribution to society, employing 650,000 people, and contributing nearly —9 billion a year to the UK economy with social enterprises alone. The sector has evolved at a rapid rate, assisted over the last decade by a determined push from Whitehall to create a more mixed economy for public service delivery.

Nov 2010

Confronting corruption: The business case for an effective anti-corruption programme

A PwC report that examines what companies are currently doing to manage the risk of corruption, what steps they should take to better protect themselves in the future and the vital roles both Government and business have to play.

Nov 2010

The world in 2050: Can rapid global growth be reconciled with moving to a low carbon economy?

Does a low carbon economy require big sacrifices in economic growth? Are large cuts in emissions technologically feasible? This PricewaterhouseCoopers report, which updates an earlier analysis in 2006, addresses these and other burning issues and concludes that global carbon emissions could more than double by 2050 in a 'business as usual' scenario, but in fact need to be cut by around a half by that date in order to stabilise atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide at acceptable levels.

Nov 2010

Back to the Future

Back to the Future examines how governments can address the resulting public policy challenges and deal with the huge debt burden resulting from the bailout.

Nov 2010

Working longer, living better: A fiscal and social imperative

This generation is enjoying longer lives and longer periods of retirement than any of its predecessors. But these big changes also create a number of significant challenges, especially to the government's fiscal position through higher costs of state pensions, health and long-term care.

Nov 2010

Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships are complex, highly technical arrangements best suited to large-scale infrastructure assets with ongoing maintenance requirements. This publications examines how wider adoption of PPPs in the US will require demonstrating to public officials and taxpayers alike the tangible benefits in cost savings and efficiency.

Jun 2010

Rethinking and Reshaping the business environment: Government and the Global CEO

This survey of almost 1,200 company leaders supplemented by interviews with a selection of government leaders, considers the implications of the post-crisis environment for governments and how they must act in their different roles: as owners of businesses; as major debtors internationally; and as smarter, more collaborative regulators.

Jan 2010

Redefining success: Government and the Global CEO

This report builds upon PricewaterhouseCoopers prestigious annual Global CEO survey, launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and includes views from an international sample of public sector leaders as well as those from business CEOs.

Mar 2009

Regulate & Collaborate: Government & Global CEO

Our annual study, Government and the Global CEO, this year focusses on regulation and collaboration; it compares and contrasts the viewpoints of CEOs and top-level government officials on regulation and the extent of collaboration between the public and private sectors and comments on the extent of government-to-government collaboration, the global challenge of climate change and the future for public-private relationships.

Mar 2008

The road ahead for public service delivery: delivering on the customer promise

Public sector leaders around the world face a common set of challenges if their services are to meet the increased expectations of their customers - both citizens and businesses. This study identifies these challenges and shares lessons learnt, from examples around the world.

Feb 2008

The Public Matters – Autumn 2014

In this issue, we share the public's perspectives on reforming public services and dealing with the deficit, lifting living standards and delivering good growth and good jobs. We also explore the role of deliberative research in policy making, more widely.

Oct 2014

Study to inform the impact assessment of EPSAS implementation

Collection of information related to the potential impact, including costs, of implementing accrual accounting in the public sector in the EU and technical analysis of the suitability of individual IPSAS standards.

Oct 2014

New Capitalism: A Holistic Approach to Development

An article by Jan Sturesson in ‘The World Financial Review’, September-October 2014.

Oct 2014

Putting a value on early childhood education and care

PwC has undertaken economy-wide modelling to help meet the need for an Australian evidence base around the value of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Sep 2014

Deregulation of Fees: Pricing our higher education

The proposed changes included in the recent Commonwealth budget are likely to have significant impacts on the post-secondary education sector in Australia.

Sep 2014

Water: Challenges, drivers and solutions

A report on the dynamics and patterns of water management to support the development of models for tomorrow.

Sep 2014

Decentralisation Decade report: a plan for economic prosperity, public service transformation and democratic renewal

IPPR’s report ‘The Decentralisation Decade’, which we have supported, sets out the prospects and priorities for decentralisation in England over the next 10 years.

Sep 2014

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

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

Sep 2014

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

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

Sep 2014

Australia’s Education System: Good but must do better

While many aspects of the Australian Education System are strong, some measures do not consistently indicate optimum performance.

Aug 2014

Who’s accountable now? The public’s view on decentralisation

Who’s to blame when public services go wrong? Who takes the credit when the economy picks up? Our Talking Points publication, Who’s accountable now?, analyses who the UK public hold accountable for the economy and public services.

Aug 2014

Understanding Productivity: Government Benchmarking on Corporate Services 2014

Our government practice is undertaking its second annual benchmarking study on corporate services in the public sector.

Aug 2014

Productivity in the public sector - what makes a good job?

This new Talking Points publication from PwC and Demos explores what can be done to lift productivity and how the public sector can play its part.

Aug 2014

The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal: July 2014

PwC Africa publication describing future-focused strategies and policies among government bodies, not-for-profit entities and development partners in Africa.

Jul 2014

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025

This report provides the first consistent data estimating the scale of current CP&I spending as well as future investment from now until 2025. The findings, based on research from Oxford Economics, illustrate where infrastructure spending is shifting and the drivers of these changes, domestically and globally.

Jun 2014

The connected classroom - How Canadians see the evolution of education

We asked 1,900 Canadians to give us their perspective on the state of education in Canada, and what they think the current system could look like. Their views are clear. They see digital education as a way to improve student outcomes and better prepare students for the future.

Jun 2014

Searching for the micro-multinationals

The report addresses the challenges that small and medium players in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector are facing when they want to grow and expand across borders in the Baltic Sea region.

Jun 2014

The Local State We’re In 2014: Our annual local government survey

The Local State We’re In 2014 charts the progress councils have made in redefining what they do, how they do it, and the outlook for the future.

Jun 2014

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

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

May 2014

Cities of Opportunity 6

PwC’s Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the development of 30 global cities, and through their performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

May 2014

Investor Ready Cities: How cities can create and deliver infrastructure value

This PwC PSRC report looks at the challenges for cities in delivering investor ready infrastructure projects starting with the legal and governance structures and then illustrating how cities can leverage financial mechanisms to their advantage to help deliver the infrastructure.

May 2014

Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness

This PwC study asks: How are different cities worldwide fostering sustainable competitiveness ─ a city’s ability to keep balanced growth and development over time while fostering social cohesion and environmental quality?

Apr 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – April 2014 edition

This edition focuses on three interesting developments in ECJ energy policy, China’s aim to cut energy, the Indian Supreme Court’s order that the Environment Ministry a national regulator, and the Indonesian government’s new energy policy.

Apr 2014

It’s how you play the game: Matching a region’s priorities with the right mega – or not so mega – event

Our publication presents a framework for helping a city or region decide which event to host, based on key questions under the categories of overall readiness, venues, legacy, supporting infrastructure and intellectual capital.

Apr 2014

Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures

PwC’s Annual Global CEO survey gives business leaders and governments across the world 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 17th Annual Global CEO Survey by including a selection of interviews with senior decision-makers in governmental organisations around the world.

Mar 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2014 edition

This edition provides a summary of the Warsaw Climate Change summit , new EU targets for 2030 and a recent OECD report concluding that carbon taxes and trading schemes are the most economical ways of reducing emissions.

Feb 2014

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

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

Jan 2014

Good Growth for Cities 2013

This publication, with UK think tank Demos, presents an index measuring the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for their local economic success.

Jan 2014

Redefining local government

Prolonged austerity is driving an important shift in local government, and this new landscape will require fundamentally different organisational cultures and behaviours to make it successful. This Talking Points argues that there is a need for a new framework that enables local authorities to make strategic choices leading to the redesign and development of new ways of working on the ground.

Jan 2014

Cities of Opportunity: From Moscow to Sao Pãulo
Emerging 7 Cities Report 2013

This special edition of Cities of Opportunity provides a detailed, objective study of the business, economic and cultural hubs of the emerging world – Moscow, São Paulo, Beijing, Mumbai, Mexico City, Istanbul and Jakarta.

Jan 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2013 edition

This edition provides up-to-date news alerts on the UN IPCC report on the scientific aspects of climate change, the European Parliament approving a cap on first generation biofuels, and the new OECD environment policy paper 'Climate and carbon: Aligning prices and policies'.

Dec 2013

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

This special PwC edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on current infrastructure provision and unmet demand among the 27 cities.

Dec 2013

Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation, measurement and alignment

This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper explores the drivers and experience of Australia’s public sector productivity initiatives to date and argues that, despite the challenges of the past, productivity is relevant in the public sector context.

Dec 2013

Understanding Productivity: Federal Government Benchmarking on Corporate Services

This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper is their first annual benchmarking report on corporate services in Australia’s Commonwealth public sector, with insights from 25 government organisations.

Dec 2013

Leading from the front: Finance in the public sector – from aspiration to action

This PwC publication continues PSRC's research into the role of Finance in the public sector in the UK, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by Finance Directors

Dec 2013

Good Growth for Cities 2013

This publication, with UK think tank Demos, presents an index measuring the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for their local economic success

Nov 2013

PwC Thought Leadership for Safe Cities (Surveillance) – India Perspective

This report sets out PwC’s views on creating a Safe City - its objectives, building blocks, workflow, drivers for growth, challenges, sector analysis, technology trends and a future roadmap.

Nov 2013

Paying Taxes 2014

Paying Taxes 2014 is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes.

Nov 2013

Paying Taxes 2013

This study looks at tax regimes in 185 economies and measures all mandatory taxes and contributions that a medium-sized firm must pay in a given year.

Nov 2013

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

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

Oct 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – October 2013 edition

This edition focuses on China’s elevation of environmental protection to a 'pillar industry', the UK’s focus on shale gas, Spain new energy market reforms, South Korea’s proposes carbon tax on fossil fuels and electricity, and the CDP Global 500 Climate Chande Report 2013 What's driving climate change action in the world's largest companies?

Oct 2013

Capital Markets: The Rise of Non-Bank Infrastructure Project Finance

This PwC report identifies the opportunity for the private sector to provide infrastructure financing via project bonds and non-bank lending and identifies four critical preconditions for a project bond market to take root.

Oct 2013

Public Sector findings

Explore PwC's insight and key findings for the public sector inside The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014.

Oct 2013

Horizon 2020 – Aligning your innovation strategy to increase competitiveness

The Horizon 2020 programme is the major funding body for research and innovation initiatives across Europe. This paper provides guidance for making Horizon 2020 work for you, by highlighting the specifics of the programme, and offering key strategic issues and best practices.

Sep 2013

Rebuilding for resilience - Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster

This PwC report explains why collaboration key to disaster resilient infrastructure and calls for advance planning, public and private collaboration and community engagement.

Sep 2013

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

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

Sep 2013

Stepping stones to growth

Signs suggest that the UK economy is turning a corner and confidence is on the rise, but the stepping stones that lead to recovery require a different way of thinking

Sep 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – August 2013 edition

This edition provides up-to-date news on President Obama’s'Climate Action Plan', China’s launch of the first of seven pilot carbon markets, and Australia's Prime Minister calls for early start to emissions trading, among others.

Aug 2013

Trade & Finance Summer 2013

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

Aug 2013

Protecting prosperity - Why we need to talk about tax

Launched in July 2013, this publication from PwC's Public Sector Research Centre looks at the long term future of Australia’s economy and the need for comprehensive tax reform.

Aug 2013

Gridlines − The opportunity and challenge of India’s infrastructure

The need to upgrade India’s infrastructure is especially acute in its huge cities. With the urban population projected to reach 500 million by 2017, experts discuss what is holding India back in this PwC emerging markets, capital infrastructure report.

Jul 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – June 2013 edition

This bimonthly PwC publication provides up-to-date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world, and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business.

Jul 2013

NHS@75: Towards a healthy state

The current and growing financial and demand pressures the NHS is facing threaten to undermine its fundamental principles. Without deliberate and courageous action – by the public, providers, commissioners, regulators and politicians – the NHS as we know it may not exist in 2023. NHS@75 sets out the case for radical change in the health service over the next ten years.

Jul 2013

Gridlines − Separating fact from fiction in the China-Africa relationship

This report looks at the major investments made in African infrastructure, targeting key sectors such as telecommunications, transport, construction, power plants, waste disposal and port refurbishment.

Jul 2013

The Local State We’re In PwC’s annual local government survey, 2013

This PwC publication finds that UK local authorities have once again successfully delivered against an ambitious programme of financial savings over the last year without impacting the quality or quantity of services. But the survey points to nervousness about meeting rising demands for services and protecting the frontline in future in the face of further public spending cuts.

Jun 2013

Beyond attraction and retention: Indigenous career advancement in the public sector

In 2012, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) engaged PwC to undertake a research project examining the links between professional development and career advancement for Indigenous people in the Victorian public sector. The purpose of the project was to generate recommendations for IPAA (Victoria), and its member organisations aimed at increasing Indigenous employment and career advancement in the sector.

Jun 2013

Future of Government

This PwC publication explains why Government and public sector organisations world-wide must adjust to the new reality of ‘doing more for less’ (or ‘doing less for less’) and focus on the outcomes society needs and wants.

Jun 2013

PwC Global IPSAS survey

This PwC survey analyses aspects of government accounting & financial reporting; making the transition to accrual accounting; the future of the government finance function.

May 2013

Auckland: The city of opportunity

This PwC paper offers an analytical view of the social and economic performance of Auckland, New Zealand, based upon PwC global Cities of Opportunity indicators, to assess the city’s global competitive advantages.

Apr 2013

Gaming the Cuts: Local government in 2018

Local authority decision makers in the UK are attempting to bridge a widening financial gap. Against this backdrop this report sets out the potential implications of future spending reviews out to 2018. The purpose is not to add more detail to an already fatalistic picture but to recommend new policies and approaches that can be applied to future fiscal challenges.

Apr 2013

Opportunities and risks of a fiscal union (German)

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.

Mar 2013

At risk? Dealing with failure

No government wants a provider of public services to fail. But as public services are opened up to more competitive pressures, it is likely that under performance will no longer be hidden and provider failure will then appear to occur more frequently.

Mar 2013

Brave new world? Different ways of working

Today’s pressures will significantly impact on the way public services are delivered in future, whether by public sector organisations or by a mix of other providers. Here we examine how public sector organisations need to re-define their purpose and future ways of working by becoming more agile and managing demand more effectively.

Mar 2013

Opening out? New approaches to service delivery

The UK Government has committed to opening up public ervices to a diverse range of providers competing to offer a better service for users. But why is opening up public services to new providers such a priority? Does a new market for ‘public service partnerships’ exist yet? Here we discuss the implications for the partnership models needed to deliver public services.

Mar 2013

Government and the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey

PwC's 16th Annual Global CEO Survey discusses how the new contract between business and the state sets out the policy and public sector delivery responses needed to the challenging conditions facing business today.

Feb 2013

Electromobility Standards: Driving the Future

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?

Feb 2013

Paving the way for the next generation of eservices: How the public sector can meet Canadians’ expectations

This report from the Public Sector Research Centre explores some ways in which the Canadian public sector could move forward towards constructing a roadmap for the next generation of eservices.

Feb 2013

The Transformative Power of Service Innovation: Call for Action on a New Policy Framework

This PwC series aims to raise awareness of the transformative power of service innovation by providing a view on main industrial trends, challenges, key barriers, and newly emerging concepts.

Jan 2013

Good growth for cities: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e-services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society’s capacity for development and innovative capacity.

Nov 2012

Under Pressure: securing success, managing risk in public services

PwC's practical guide to coping with the pressures of austerity, rising demand and public sector reform

Nov 2012

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Too late for two degrees?

Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Are G20 economies making progress in reducing carbon emissions levels? Can the world limit warming to 2oC?

Nov 2012

A closer look at e-government

This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e-services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society’s capacity for development and innovative capacity.

Oct 2012

Strategic Infrastructure: Steps to prioritize and deliver infrastructure effectively and efficiently

This publication, developed by PwC and the World Economic Forum, explains why infrastructure only drives economic growth when it is well aligned with the country’s economic, industrial, social and environmental priorities.

Oct 2012

The agile council

This PwC publication discusses why creating an “agile” UK council model is critical to the current and future success of the organisation and looks at the environment councils are operating in and five steps to becoming an agile organisation.

Oct 2012

Cities of Opportunity 2012

In this fifth edition of Cities of Opportunity, PwC and the Partnership for New York City again examine the current social and economic performance of the world’s leading cities. We also add a future dimension that probes the shape of city economies to come.

Oct 2012

Citizen Compass: The next generation of eservices

Canadians looking at private sector service delivery as the benchmark are asking why governments can’t provide the same level of customer service experience as the banks or retailers. In response, governments are increasingly focusing on how they can achieve the next generation of service delivery to meet Canadians’ demands while reducing costs.

Jul 2012

Northern Lights - The Nordic Cities of Opportunity

This paper applies the global methodology from the annual Cities of Opportunity report to the five Nordic capitals. This paper also explores the huge potential for regional collaboration enabling nordic capitals to compete globally.

Jul 2012

Hidden potential: fulfilling the economic potential of mid-sized cities

A report from Centre for Cities, PwC and Sunderland City Council reveals that mid-sized cities have the potential to create more jobs if they can invest in reconfiguring their centres

Jun 2012

A question of quality: Citizens Jury on quality in the NHS - Full report

As part of our contribution to the debate on improving the quality of care in the NHS, PwC commissioned BritainThinks to convene a Citizens’ Jury. The Jurors were able to arrive at strong, well-considered and thoughtful recommendations with a real shift in perspective from personal consumers of healthcare services to citizen ambassadors for the nation.

Apr 2012

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector II

PwC has released Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector II, based on the Australian results of its 6th Global Economic Crime Survey.

Mar 2012

Transportation & Logistics 2030 Vol.5: Winning the talent race

The fifth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of talent management in the transportation and logistics industry worldwide. It also contains strategies to help transportation and logistics companies improve their talent management.

Mar 2012

Smart specialization for cities - A roadmap for city intelligence and excellence

Cities are growing in both size and as key drivers of regional and national growth. What will define one city from another, however, is whether it is managing its potential growth effectively.

Mar 2012

Investing in Transportation: Doing more with less

A PwC survey of five countries illustrates how transportation investment frameworks can help prioritise projects and measure performance.

Mar 2012

Transforming the citizen experience, One Stop Shop for public services

Reforms in the public sector which are aimed at improving service delivery have received considerable focus over the last decade.

Mar 2012

Taking responsibility: Government and the Global CEO

We assess the changing relationship between government and business.

Feb 2012

Valuing social impacts: Should government pay for results?

An approach to measuring and valuing social impacts and practical steps to achieve wider adoption of Payment by Results schemes by Departments.

Feb 2012

Hamburg 2020: seize opportunities, shape the future

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.

Feb 2012

Fighting fraud in government

Since our 2009 Global Economic Crime Survey, governments around the world have taken action to address their faltering economies and this has directly impacted on those who ...

Jan 2012

Helping economic take off: Devolving Air Passenger Duty

This edition discusses the effects of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 29 November, which confirmed a substantial rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in 2012, and what the future for the Northern Ireland leisure and business travel will be.

Dec 2011

Good growth index - Our report on economic wellbeing

One of the toughest questions for today's governments is how to achieve balanced economic growth that is financially, socially and environmentally sound.

Nov 2011

Making it happen: A roadmap for cities and local public services

This report focuses on how cities can make things happen by identifying the success factors that are essential for the execution of a city's strategy and making progress towards realising...

Nov 2011

Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia

People with disability are the largest minority in Australia – about one in five Australians has a disability. They are also one of the most disadvantaged groups, with sub-standard outcomes on most indicators of community participation and wellbeing. The Productivity Commission reported that the current disability support system is “underfunded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient...”. The imperative for changing the disability experience in Australia is clear. The time to act is now.

Nov 2011

Gridlines

This edition of Gridlines takes a pragmatic look at the long-term plans and actions that will be required to move the energy transformation ahead including the role of nuclear power.

Sep 2011

Out in the open: Delivering Public Service Reform

Rising demand for public services, tightened budgets and the need for a leaner, more efficient public sector mean public service reform is high on the Coalition’s agenda.

Sep 2011

'Delusions of safety' - The cyber savvy CEO

As public and private sector organisations capitalise on web, mobile and social media platforms to improve their performance, there is a growing threat from cyber attacks.

Sep 2011

Funding tomorrow's care – Practical implications of the Dilnot Commission proposals

On July 2010 the Government set up the independent Commission on Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, to develop solutions on how to 'achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system for care and support, for all adults in England, both in the home and other settings.'

Jul 2011

Improving your commute : Lifting customer service in public transport

Public transport makes a crucial contribution to liveable cities providing access to employment, education, recreation and community services, as well as contributing to social equity and relieving traffic congestion.

Jul 2011

T&L 2030: Securing the supply chain

Transportation & Logistics 2030 represents a series of Delphi studies on the future of the industry. The fourth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of supply chain security and its impact on global supply chains as well as how global transportation & logistics companies will operate in the future.

Jun 2011

Is PFI Working?

The real problem with PFI is not the one we're hearing about in the press. The procurement process means that PFI deals are structured and signed under significant public sector scrutiny.

Jun 2011

Focus on culture and behavior: Practical experiences, dilemmas and best practices of regulators in the public sector

The success of organizations is increasingly dependent in how they embed their social objectives and core values ​​ in their culture. A culture is valuable not only in a well-articulated mission, but also in the behaviour of managers and employees. The publication is a separate card which includes the ten key questions that supervisors can draw on culture and behaviour. On the other side of the card ten indicators for culture and behaviour.

Jun 2011

Funding Infrastructure: Time for a new approach?

There is no doubt that Australia needs to invest in Infrastructure. Solid levels of population growth, the resources boom and the change in demographic means that the demand for new Infrastructure will continue for sometime to come. PPPs are considered by some not to be the solution of the future. In this paper we explore alternatives to the PPP model using a revenue based approach.

May 2011

Housing the future, the corporation in 2050

Strategy and project planning in public housing needs a vision on the needs people will have over 20 years or more and your role as public housing company.

May 2011

Cities of Opportunity 2011, fourth annual edition

Overall, Cities of Opportunity shows this year that the finance and business centers of the future may not be the traditional capitals of global dominance, according to a new report released today by PwC and the Partnership for New York City. The fourth edition of Cities of Opportunity shows that in a more virtual and mobile world, holistic cities with balanced economies and strong quality of life offer an attractive alternative: resilience during downturns and allure for skilled people who will build the future.

May 2011

Implications of the bribery act for higher education

Bribery has traditionally not been considered a high management risk for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Recent changes in UK law however, mean a rethink is needed. This Talking Points outlines some of the new risks facing HEIs and the ways in which these may be addressed.

Apr 2011

VAT/Indirect Taxes are a sports of their own – Investments by and for local sporting clubs: what are the fiscal opportunities?

This paper describes some important VAT issues and points of interest with regard to sporting clubs. We show how sporting clubs and local authorities can make use of the fiscal advantages that legislation has made possible. An accurate implementation will make VAT a limited debit entry.

Apr 2011

Infrastructure investment in the wake of crisis

Our latest Talking Points publication argues for continued investment in infrastructure, despite the global financial crisis.

Mar 2011

Uncovering excellence in cluster management

This report was developed by the PwC practice in the Netherlands. The objective of this report is to support cluster managers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders in crystallising the notion of cluster management excellence as a process rather than an output. We suggest that to achieve cluster excellence, focusing on cluster management alone is not enough, and the notion of cluster governance has to be brought onto the stage.

Mar 2011

Rebalancing the economy: prospects for the North

This report by the Smith Institute, in association with PwC and Newcastle University provides a detailed analysis of past and present policies to tackle regional inequalities.

Mar 2011

Rethinking government: doing things differently

The government view of the issues facing business and their priorites for government.

Mar 2011

Capita Selecta – 2011 Trends in education

This report provides a summary of the most important trends in the Dutch Education Sector for 2011.

Mar 2011

Capita Selecta Charitable and not for profit organizations – 2011 Trends

This report provides a summary of the most important trends in Dutch charitable and not for profit organisations in 2011. Furthermore we set out the latest trends on international development assistance, governance and tax law.

Mar 2011

Agile Defence

How can defence organisations respond to the growing threats facing them.

Mar 2011

Join the leaders in public finance

Implementing International Accounting Standards in the Public Sector (IPSAS) as part of wider finance reform

Feb 2011

Charging ahead: Should government charge for more?

With the Coalition facing the dual challenge of reducing the deficit and implementing public service reform, should government charge for more services?

Feb 2011

South Africa - the road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup

This publication gives an overall account of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. It provides an account of both history behind the games, the sport itself, as well as the bidding process, socio-economic impact of the 2010 World Cup and case studies on firms leveraging from the games, as well as delegates from other countries visiting to share experiences as they themselves are preparing to host similar events.

Jan 2011

Seizing the Day - Global edition

The impact of the financial crisis on cities and local government.

Jan 2011

The World in 2050: The accelerating shift of global economic power - challenges and opportunities

The global financial crisis has accelerated the shift in economic power to the emerging economies. This changing world order poses both challenges and opportunities for businesses in the current advanced economies.

Jan 2011

A view on risks for housing corporations: Practical takeaways for the in-control responsibilities for housing corporations

In our publication “A view on risks for housing corporations” we give managers and supervisory boards a framework for setting up a transparent in-control risk assessment in the annual account and for reporting on risks and risk management to the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners.

Jan 2011

The future of retirement in a transforming workplace

People are living longer, healthier lives, bringing a number of challenges. A public debate is required, alongside action from Government, employers and the financial services industry

Dec 2010

Who's accountable?

All parties appear to support greater localism but given the tendency to hold ministers accountable for all aspects of public service performance is it really possible for government to let go in our centralised political culture?

Nov 2010

Cities of Opportunity

The collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City that developed Cities of Opportunity began seven years ago in the wake of 9/11.

Nov 2010

Social Private Partnerships - Innovation in public service delivery

The last decade has seen a determined push by Whitehall to create a more mixed economy for public service delivery. The policy objective, has been to transform the UK's £79bn public service market by widening choice, lowering cost and radically improving service delivery.

Nov 2010

New partnerships for public services

The third sector makes a significant contribution to society, employing 650,000 people, and contributing nearly —9 billion a year to the UK economy with social enterprises alone. The sector has evolved at a rapid rate, assisted over the last decade by a determined push from Whitehall to create a more mixed economy for public service delivery.

Nov 2010

Confronting corruption: The business case for an effective anti-corruption programme

A PwC report that examines what companies are currently doing to manage the risk of corruption, what steps they should take to better protect themselves in the future and the vital roles both Government and business have to play.

Nov 2010

The world in 2050: Can rapid global growth be reconciled with moving to a low carbon economy?

Does a low carbon economy require big sacrifices in economic growth? Are large cuts in emissions technologically feasible? This PricewaterhouseCoopers report, which updates an earlier analysis in 2006, addresses these and other burning issues and concludes that global carbon emissions could more than double by 2050 in a 'business as usual' scenario, but in fact need to be cut by around a half by that date in order to stabilise atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide at acceptable levels.

Nov 2010

Back to the Future

Back to the Future examines how governments can address the resulting public policy challenges and deal with the huge debt burden resulting from the bailout.

Nov 2010

Working longer, living better: A fiscal and social imperative

This generation is enjoying longer lives and longer periods of retirement than any of its predecessors. But these big changes also create a number of significant challenges, especially to the government's fiscal position through higher costs of state pensions, health and long-term care.

Nov 2010

Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships are complex, highly technical arrangements best suited to large-scale infrastructure assets with ongoing maintenance requirements. This publications examines how wider adoption of PPPs in the US will require demonstrating to public officials and taxpayers alike the tangible benefits in cost savings and efficiency.

Jun 2010

Rethinking and Reshaping the business environment: Government and the Global CEO

This survey of almost 1,200 company leaders supplemented by interviews with a selection of government leaders, considers the implications of the post-crisis environment for governments and how they must act in their different roles: as owners of businesses; as major debtors internationally; and as smarter, more collaborative regulators.

Jan 2010

Redefining success: Government and the Global CEO

This report builds upon PricewaterhouseCoopers prestigious annual Global CEO survey, launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and includes views from an international sample of public sector leaders as well as those from business CEOs.

Mar 2009

Regulate & Collaborate: Government & Global CEO

Our annual study, Government and the Global CEO, this year focusses on regulation and collaboration; it compares and contrasts the viewpoints of CEOs and top-level government officials on regulation and the extent of collaboration between the public and private sectors and comments on the extent of government-to-government collaboration, the global challenge of climate change and the future for public-private relationships.

Mar 2008

The road ahead for public service delivery: delivering on the customer promise

Public sector leaders around the world face a common set of challenges if their services are to meet the increased expectations of their customers - both citizens and businesses. This study identifies these challenges and shares lessons learnt, from examples around the world.

Feb 2008

The Public Matters – Autumn 2014

In this issue, we share the public's perspectives on reforming public services and dealing with the deficit, lifting living standards and delivering good growth and good jobs. We also explore the role of deliberative research in policy making, more widely.

Oct 2014

Study to inform the impact assessment of EPSAS implementation

Collection of information related to the potential impact, including costs, of implementing accrual accounting in the public sector in the EU and technical analysis of the suitability of individual IPSAS standards.

Oct 2014

New Capitalism: A Holistic Approach to Development

An article by Jan Sturesson in ‘The World Financial Review’, September-October 2014.

Oct 2014

Putting a value on early childhood education and care

PwC has undertaken economy-wide modelling to help meet the need for an Australian evidence base around the value of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Sep 2014

Deregulation of Fees: Pricing our higher education

The proposed changes included in the recent Commonwealth budget are likely to have significant impacts on the post-secondary education sector in Australia.

Sep 2014

Water: Challenges, drivers and solutions

A report on the dynamics and patterns of water management to support the development of models for tomorrow.

Sep 2014

Decentralisation Decade report: a plan for economic prosperity, public service transformation and democratic renewal

IPPR’s report ‘The Decentralisation Decade’, which we have supported, sets out the prospects and priorities for decentralisation in England over the next 10 years.

Sep 2014

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

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

Sep 2014

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

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

Sep 2014

Australia’s Education System: Good but must do better

While many aspects of the Australian Education System are strong, some measures do not consistently indicate optimum performance.

Aug 2014

Who’s accountable now? The public’s view on decentralisation

Who’s to blame when public services go wrong? Who takes the credit when the economy picks up? Our Talking Points publication, Who’s accountable now?, analyses who the UK public hold accountable for the economy and public services.

Aug 2014

Understanding Productivity: Government Benchmarking on Corporate Services 2014

Our government practice is undertaking its second annual benchmarking study on corporate services in the public sector.

Aug 2014

Productivity in the public sector - what makes a good job?

This new Talking Points publication from PwC and Demos explores what can be done to lift productivity and how the public sector can play its part.

Aug 2014

The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal: July 2014

PwC Africa publication describing future-focused strategies and policies among government bodies, not-for-profit entities and development partners in Africa.

Jul 2014

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025

This report provides the first consistent data estimating the scale of current CP&I spending as well as future investment from now until 2025. The findings, based on research from Oxford Economics, illustrate where infrastructure spending is shifting and the drivers of these changes, domestically and globally.

Jun 2014

The connected classroom - How Canadians see the evolution of education

We asked 1,900 Canadians to give us their perspective on the state of education in Canada, and what they think the current system could look like. Their views are clear. They see digital education as a way to improve student outcomes and better prepare students for the future.

Jun 2014

Searching for the micro-multinationals

The report addresses the challenges that small and medium players in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector are facing when they want to grow and expand across borders in the Baltic Sea region.

Jun 2014

The Local State We’re In 2014: Our annual local government survey

The Local State We’re In 2014 charts the progress councils have made in redefining what they do, how they do it, and the outlook for the future.

Jun 2014

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

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

May 2014

Cities of Opportunity 6

PwC’s Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the development of 30 global cities, and through their performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

May 2014

Investor Ready Cities: How cities can create and deliver infrastructure value

This PwC PSRC report looks at the challenges for cities in delivering investor ready infrastructure projects starting with the legal and governance structures and then illustrating how cities can leverage financial mechanisms to their advantage to help deliver the infrastructure.

May 2014

Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness

This PwC study asks: How are different cities worldwide fostering sustainable competitiveness ─ a city’s ability to keep balanced growth and development over time while fostering social cohesion and environmental quality?

Apr 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – April 2014 edition

This edition focuses on three interesting developments in ECJ energy policy, China’s aim to cut energy, the Indian Supreme Court’s order that the Environment Ministry a national regulator, and the Indonesian government’s new energy policy.

Apr 2014

It’s how you play the game: Matching a region’s priorities with the right mega – or not so mega – event

Our publication presents a framework for helping a city or region decide which event to host, based on key questions under the categories of overall readiness, venues, legacy, supporting infrastructure and intellectual capital.

Apr 2014

Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures

PwC’s Annual Global CEO survey gives business leaders and governments across the world 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 17th Annual Global CEO Survey by including a selection of interviews with senior decision-makers in governmental organisations around the world.

Mar 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2014 edition

This edition provides a summary of the Warsaw Climate Change summit , new EU targets for 2030 and a recent OECD report concluding that carbon taxes and trading schemes are the most economical ways of reducing emissions.

Feb 2014

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

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

Jan 2014

Good Growth for Cities 2013

This publication, with UK think tank Demos, presents an index measuring the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for their local economic success.

Jan 2014

Redefining local government

Prolonged austerity is driving an important shift in local government, and this new landscape will require fundamentally different organisational cultures and behaviours to make it successful. This Talking Points argues that there is a need for a new framework that enables local authorities to make strategic choices leading to the redesign and development of new ways of working on the ground.

Jan 2014

Cities of Opportunity: From Moscow to Sao Pãulo
Emerging 7 Cities Report 2013

This special edition of Cities of Opportunity provides a detailed, objective study of the business, economic and cultural hubs of the emerging world – Moscow, São Paulo, Beijing, Mumbai, Mexico City, Istanbul and Jakarta.

Jan 2014

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2013 edition

This edition provides up-to-date news alerts on the UN IPCC report on the scientific aspects of climate change, the European Parliament approving a cap on first generation biofuels, and the new OECD environment policy paper 'Climate and carbon: Aligning prices and policies'.

Dec 2013

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

This special PwC edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on current infrastructure provision and unmet demand among the 27 cities.

Dec 2013

Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation, measurement and alignment

This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper explores the drivers and experience of Australia’s public sector productivity initiatives to date and argues that, despite the challenges of the past, productivity is relevant in the public sector context.

Dec 2013

Understanding Productivity: Federal Government Benchmarking on Corporate Services

This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper is their first annual benchmarking report on corporate services in Australia’s Commonwealth public sector, with insights from 25 government organisations.

Dec 2013

Leading from the front: Finance in the public sector – from aspiration to action

This PwC publication continues PSRC's research into the role of Finance in the public sector in the UK, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by Finance Directors

Dec 2013

Good Growth for Cities 2013

This publication, with UK think tank Demos, presents an index measuring the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) and give the public and business a key role in determining priorities for their local economic success

Nov 2013

PwC Thought Leadership for Safe Cities (Surveillance) – India Perspective

This report sets out PwC’s views on creating a Safe City - its objectives, building blocks, workflow, drivers for growth, challenges, sector analysis, technology trends and a future roadmap.

Nov 2013

Paying Taxes 2014

Paying Taxes 2014 is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes.

Nov 2013

Paying Taxes 2013

This study looks at tax regimes in 185 economies and measures all mandatory taxes and contributions that a medium-sized firm must pay in a given year.

Nov 2013

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

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

Oct 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – October 2013 edition

This edition focuses on China’s elevation of environmental protection to a 'pillar industry', the UK’s focus on shale gas, Spain new energy market reforms, South Korea’s proposes carbon tax on fossil fuels and electricity, and the CDP Global 500 Climate Chande Report 2013 What's driving climate change action in the world's largest companies?

Oct 2013

Capital Markets: The Rise of Non-Bank Infrastructure Project Finance

This PwC report identifies the opportunity for the private sector to provide infrastructure financing via project bonds and non-bank lending and identifies four critical preconditions for a project bond market to take root.

Oct 2013

Public Sector findings

Explore PwC's insight and key findings for the public sector inside The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014.

Oct 2013

Horizon 2020 – Aligning your innovation strategy to increase competitiveness

The Horizon 2020 programme is the major funding body for research and innovation initiatives across Europe. This paper provides guidance for making Horizon 2020 work for you, by highlighting the specifics of the programme, and offering key strategic issues and best practices.

Sep 2013

Rebuilding for resilience - Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster

This PwC report explains why collaboration key to disaster resilient infrastructure and calls for advance planning, public and private collaboration and community engagement.

Sep 2013

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

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

Sep 2013

Stepping stones to growth

Signs suggest that the UK economy is turning a corner and confidence is on the rise, but the stepping stones that lead to recovery require a different way of thinking

Sep 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – August 2013 edition

This edition provides up-to-date news on President Obama’s'Climate Action Plan', China’s launch of the first of seven pilot carbon markets, and Australia's Prime Minister calls for early start to emissions trading, among others.

Aug 2013

Trade & Finance Summer 2013

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

Aug 2013

Protecting prosperity - Why we need to talk about tax

Launched in July 2013, this publication from PwC's Public Sector Research Centre looks at the long term future of Australia’s economy and the need for comprehensive tax reform.

Aug 2013

Gridlines − The opportunity and challenge of India’s infrastructure

The need to upgrade India’s infrastructure is especially acute in its huge cities. With the urban population projected to reach 500 million by 2017, experts discuss what is holding India back in this PwC emerging markets, capital infrastructure report.

Jul 2013

Global Green Policy Insights – June 2013 edition

This bimonthly PwC publication provides up-to-date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world, and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business.

Jul 2013

NHS@75: Towards a healthy state

The current and growing financial and demand pressures the NHS is facing threaten to undermine its fundamental principles. Without deliberate and courageous action – by the public, providers, commissioners, regulators and politicians – the NHS as we know it may not exist in 2023. NHS@75 sets out the case for radical change in the health service over the next ten years.

Jul 2013

Gridlines − Separating fact from fiction in the China-Africa relationship

This report looks at the major investments made in African infrastructure, targeting key sectors such as telecommunications, transport, construction, power plants, waste disposal and port refurbishment.

Jul 2013

The Local State We’re In PwC’s annual local government survey, 2013

This PwC publication finds that UK local authorities have once again successfully delivered against an ambitious programme of financial savings over the last year without impacting the quality or quantity of services. But the survey points to nervousness about meeting rising demands for services and protecting the frontline in future in the face of further public spending cuts.

Jun 2013

Beyond attraction and retention: Indigenous career advancement in the public sector

In 2012, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) engaged PwC to undertake a research project examining the links between professional development and career advancement for Indigenous people in the Victorian public sector. The purpose of the project was to generate recommendations for IPAA (Victoria), and its member organisations aimed at increasing Indigenous employment and career advancement in the sector.

Jun 2013

Future of Government

This PwC publication explains why Government and public sector organisations world-wide must adjust to the new reality of ‘doing more for less’ (or ‘doing less for less’) and focus on the outcomes society needs and wants.

Jun 2013

PwC Global IPSAS survey

This PwC survey analyses aspects of government accounting & financial reporting; making the transition to accrual accounting; the future of the government finance function.

May 2013

Auckland: The city of opportunity

This PwC paper offers an analytical view of the social and economic performance of Auckland, New Zealand, based upon PwC global Cities of Opportunity indicators, to assess the city’s global competitive advantages.

Apr 2013

Gaming the Cuts: Local government in 2018

Local authority decision makers in the UK are attempting to bridge a widening financial gap. Against this backdrop this report sets out the potential implications of future spending reviews out to 2018. The purpose is not to add more detail to an already fatalistic picture but to recommend new policies and approaches that can be applied to future fiscal challenges.

Apr 2013

Opportunities and risks of a fiscal union (German)

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.

Mar 2013

At risk? Dealing with failure

No government wants a provider of public services to fail. But as public services are opened up to more competitive pressures, it is likely that under performance will no longer be hidden and provider failure will then appear to occur more frequently.

Mar 2013

Brave new world? Different ways of working

Today’s pressures will significantly impact on the way public services are delivered in future, whether by public sector organisations or by a mix of other providers. Here we examine how public sector organisations need to re-define their purpose and future ways of working by becoming more agile and managing demand more effectively.

Mar 2013

Opening out? New approaches to service delivery

The UK Government has committed to opening up public ervices to a diverse range of providers competing to offer a better service for users. But why is opening up public services to new providers such a priority? Does a new market for ‘public service partnerships’ exist yet? Here we discuss the implications for the partnership models needed to deliver public services.

Mar 2013

Government and the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey

PwC's 16th Annual Global CEO Survey discusses how the new contract between business and the state sets out the policy and public sector delivery responses needed to the challenging conditions facing business today.

Feb 2013

Electromobility Standards: Driving the Future

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?

Feb 2013

Paving the way for the next generation of eservices: How the public sector can meet Canadians’ expectations

This report from the Public Sector Research Centre explores some ways in which the Canadian public sector could move forward towards constructing a roadmap for the next generation of eservices.

Feb 2013

The Transformative Power of Service Innovation: Call for Action on a New Policy Framework

This PwC series aims to raise awareness of the transformative power of service innovation by providing a view on main industrial trends, challenges, key barriers, and newly emerging concepts.

Jan 2013

Good growth for cities: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e-services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society’s capacity for development and innovative capacity.

Nov 2012

Under Pressure: securing success, managing risk in public services

PwC's practical guide to coping with the pressures of austerity, rising demand and public sector reform

Nov 2012

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Too late for two degrees?

Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Are G20 economies making progress in reducing carbon emissions levels? Can the world limit warming to 2oC?

Nov 2012

A closer look at e-government

This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e-services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society’s capacity for development and innovative capacity.

Oct 2012

Strategic Infrastructure: Steps to prioritize and deliver infrastructure effectively and efficiently

This publication, developed by PwC and the World Economic Forum, explains why infrastructure only drives economic growth when it is well aligned with the country’s economic, industrial, social and environmental priorities.

Oct 2012

The agile council

This PwC publication discusses why creating an “agile” UK council model is critical to the current and future success of the organisation and looks at the environment councils are operating in and five steps to becoming an agile organisation.

Oct 2012

Cities of Opportunity 2012

In this fifth edition of Cities of Opportunity, PwC and the Partnership for New York City again examine the current social and economic performance of the world’s leading cities. We also add a future dimension that probes the shape of city economies to come.

Oct 2012

Citizen Compass: The next generation of eservices

Canadians looking at private sector service delivery as the benchmark are asking why governments can’t provide the same level of customer service experience as the banks or retailers. In response, governments are increasingly focusing on how they can achieve the next generation of service delivery to meet Canadians’ demands while reducing costs.

Jul 2012

Northern Lights - The Nordic Cities of Opportunity

This paper applies the global methodology from the annual Cities of Opportunity report to the five Nordic capitals. This paper also explores the huge potential for regional collaboration enabling nordic capitals to compete globally.

Jul 2012

Hidden potential: fulfilling the economic potential of mid-sized cities

A report from Centre for Cities, PwC and Sunderland City Council reveals that mid-sized cities have the potential to create more jobs if they can invest in reconfiguring their centres

Jun 2012

A question of quality: Citizens Jury on quality in the NHS - Full report

As part of our contribution to the debate on improving the quality of care in the NHS, PwC commissioned BritainThinks to convene a Citizens’ Jury. The Jurors were able to arrive at strong, well-considered and thoughtful recommendations with a real shift in perspective from personal consumers of healthcare services to citizen ambassadors for the nation.

Apr 2012

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector II

PwC has released Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector II, based on the Australian results of its 6th Global Economic Crime Survey.

Mar 2012

Transportation & Logistics 2030 Vol.5: Winning the talent race

The fifth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of talent management in the transportation and logistics industry worldwide. It also contains strategies to help transportation and logistics companies improve their talent management.

Mar 2012

Smart specialization for cities - A roadmap for city intelligence and excellence

Cities are growing in both size and as key drivers of regional and national growth. What will define one city from another, however, is whether it is managing its potential growth effectively.

Mar 2012

Investing in Transportation: Doing more with less

A PwC survey of five countries illustrates how transportation investment frameworks can help prioritise projects and measure performance.

Mar 2012

Transforming the citizen experience, One Stop Shop for public services

Reforms in the public sector which are aimed at improving service delivery have received considerable focus over the last decade.

Mar 2012

Taking responsibility: Government and the Global CEO

We assess the changing relationship between government and business.

Feb 2012

Valuing social impacts: Should government pay for results?

An approach to measuring and valuing social impacts and practical steps to achieve wider adoption of Payment by Results schemes by Departments.

Feb 2012

Hamburg 2020: seize opportunities, shape the future

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.

Feb 2012

Fighting fraud in government

Since our 2009 Global Economic Crime Survey, governments around the world have taken action to address their faltering economies and this has directly impacted on those who ...

Jan 2012

Helping economic take off: Devolving Air Passenger Duty

This edition discusses the effects of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 29 November, which confirmed a substantial rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in 2012, and what the future for the Northern Ireland leisure and business travel will be.

Dec 2011

Good growth index - Our report on economic wellbeing

One of the toughest questions for today's governments is how to achieve balanced economic growth that is financially, socially and environmentally sound.

Nov 2011

Making it happen: A roadmap for cities and local public services

This report focuses on how cities can make things happen by identifying the success factors that are essential for the execution of a city's strategy and making progress towards realising...

Nov 2011

Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia

People with disability are the largest minority in Australia – about one in five Australians has a disability. They are also one of the most disadvantaged groups, with sub-standard outcomes on most indicators of community participation and wellbeing. The Productivity Commission reported that the current disability support system is “underfunded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient...”. The imperative for changing the disability experience in Australia is clear. The time to act is now.

Nov 2011

Gridlines

This edition of Gridlines takes a pragmatic look at the long-term plans and actions that will be required to move the energy transformation ahead including the role of nuclear power.

Sep 2011

Out in the open: Delivering Public Service Reform

Rising demand for public services, tightened budgets and the need for a leaner, more efficient public sector mean public service reform is high on the Coalition’s agenda.

Sep 2011

'Delusions of safety' - The cyber savvy CEO

As public and private sector organisations capitalise on web, mobile and social media platforms to improve their performance, there is a growing threat from cyber attacks.

Sep 2011

Funding tomorrow's care – Practical implications of the Dilnot Commission proposals

On July 2010 the Government set up the independent Commission on Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, to develop solutions on how to 'achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system for care and support, for all adults in England, both in the home and other settings.'

Jul 2011

Improving your commute : Lifting customer service in public transport

Public transport makes a crucial contribution to liveable cities providing access to employment, education, recreation and community services, as well as contributing to social equity and relieving traffic congestion.

Jul 2011

T&L 2030: Securing the supply chain

Transportation & Logistics 2030 represents a series of Delphi studies on the future of the industry. The fourth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of supply chain security and its impact on global supply chains as well as how global transportation & logistics companies will operate in the future.

Jun 2011

Is PFI Working?

The real problem with PFI is not the one we're hearing about in the press. The procurement process means that PFI deals are structured and signed under significant public sector scrutiny.

Jun 2011

Focus on culture and behavior: Practical experiences, dilemmas and best practices of regulators in the public sector

The success of organizations is increasingly dependent in how they embed their social objectives and core values ​​ in their culture. A culture is valuable not only in a well-articulated mission, but also in the behaviour of managers and employees. The publication is a separate card which includes the ten key questions that supervisors can draw on culture and behaviour. On the other side of the card ten indicators for culture and behaviour.

Jun 2011

Funding Infrastructure: Time for a new approach?

There is no doubt that Australia needs to invest in Infrastructure. Solid levels of population growth, the resources boom and the change in demographic means that the demand for new Infrastructure will continue for sometime to come. PPPs are considered by some not to be the solution of the future. In this paper we explore alternatives to the PPP model using a revenue based approach.

May 2011

Housing the future, the corporation in 2050

Strategy and project planning in public housing needs a vision on the needs people will have over 20 years or more and your role as public housing company.

May 2011

Cities of Opportunity 2011, fourth annual edition

Overall, Cities of Opportunity shows this year that the finance and business centers of the future may not be the traditional capitals of global dominance, according to a new report released today by PwC and the Partnership for New York City. The fourth edition of Cities of Opportunity shows that in a more virtual and mobile world, holistic cities with balanced economies and strong quality of life offer an attractive alternative: resilience during downturns and allure for skilled people who will build the future.

May 2011

Implications of the bribery act for higher education

Bribery has traditionally not been considered a high management risk for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Recent changes in UK law however, mean a rethink is needed. This Talking Points outlines some of the new risks facing HEIs and the ways in which these may be addressed.

Apr 2011

VAT/Indirect Taxes are a sports of their own – Investments by and for local sporting clubs: what are the fiscal opportunities?

This paper describes some important VAT issues and points of interest with regard to sporting clubs. We show how sporting clubs and local authorities can make use of the fiscal advantages that legislation has made possible. An accurate implementation will make VAT a limited debit entry.

Apr 2011

Infrastructure investment in the wake of crisis

Our latest Talking Points publication argues for continued investment in infrastructure, despite the global financial crisis.

Mar 2011

Uncovering excellence in cluster management

This report was developed by the PwC practice in the Netherlands. The objective of this report is to support cluster managers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders in crystallising the notion of cluster management excellence as a process rather than an output. We suggest that to achieve cluster excellence, focusing on cluster management alone is not enough, and the notion of cluster governance has to be brought onto the stage.

Mar 2011

Rebalancing the economy: prospects for the North

This report by the Smith Institute, in association with PwC and Newcastle University provides a detailed analysis of past and present policies to tackle regional inequalities.

Mar 2011

Rethinking government: doing things differently

The government view of the issues facing business and their priorites for government.

Mar 2011

Capita Selecta – 2011 Trends in education

This report provides a summary of the most important trends in the Dutch Education Sector for 2011.

Mar 2011

Capita Selecta Charitable and not for profit organizations – 2011 Trends

This report provides a summary of the most important trends in Dutch charitable and not for profit organisations in 2011. Furthermore we set out the latest trends on international development assistance, governance and tax law.

Mar 2011

Agile Defence

How can defence organisations respond to the growing threats facing them.

Mar 2011

Join the leaders in public finance

Implementing International Accounting Standards in the Public Sector (IPSAS) as part of wider finance reform

Feb 2011

Charging ahead: Should government charge for more?

With the Coalition facing the dual challenge of reducing the deficit and implementing public service reform, should government charge for more services?

Feb 2011

South Africa - the road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup

This publication gives an overall account of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. It provides an account of both history behind the games, the sport itself, as well as the bidding process, socio-economic impact of the 2010 World Cup and case studies on firms leveraging from the games, as well as delegates from other countries visiting to share experiences as they themselves are preparing to host similar events.

Jan 2011

Seizing the Day - Global edition

The impact of the financial crisis on cities and local government.

Jan 2011

The World in 2050: The accelerating shift of global economic power - challenges and opportunities

The global financial crisis has accelerated the shift in economic power to the emerging economies. This changing world order poses both challenges and opportunities for businesses in the current advanced economies.

Jan 2011

A view on risks for housing corporations: Practical takeaways for the in-control responsibilities for housing corporations

In our publication “A view on risks for housing corporations” we give managers and supervisory boards a framework for setting up a transparent in-control risk assessment in the annual account and for reporting on risks and risk management to the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners.

Jan 2011

The future of retirement in a transforming workplace

People are living longer, healthier lives, bringing a number of challenges. A public debate is required, alongside action from Government, employers and the financial services industry

Dec 2010

Who's accountable?

All parties appear to support greater localism but given the tendency to hold ministers accountable for all aspects of public service performance is it really possible for government to let go in our centralised political culture?

Nov 2010

Cities of Opportunity

The collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City that developed Cities of Opportunity began seven years ago in the wake of 9/11.

Nov 2010

Social Private Partnerships - Innovation in public service delivery

The last decade has seen a determined push by Whitehall to create a more mixed economy for public service delivery. The policy objective, has been to transform the UK's £79bn public service market by widening choice, lowering cost and radically improving service delivery.

Nov 2010

New partnerships for public services

The third sector makes a significant contribution to society, employing 650,000 people, and contributing nearly —9 billion a year to the UK economy with social enterprises alone. The sector has evolved at a rapid rate, assisted over the last decade by a determined push from Whitehall to create a more mixed economy for public service delivery.

Nov 2010

Confronting corruption: The business case for an effective anti-corruption programme

A PwC report that examines what companies are currently doing to manage the risk of corruption, what steps they should take to better protect themselves in the future and the vital roles both Government and business have to play.

Nov 2010

The world in 2050: Can rapid global growth be reconciled with moving to a low carbon economy?

Does a low carbon economy require big sacrifices in economic growth? Are large cuts in emissions technologically feasible? This PricewaterhouseCoopers report, which updates an earlier analysis in 2006, addresses these and other burning issues and concludes that global carbon emissions could more than double by 2050 in a 'business as usual' scenario, but in fact need to be cut by around a half by that date in order to stabilise atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide at acceptable levels.

Nov 2010

Back to the Future

Back to the Future examines how governments can address the resulting public policy challenges and deal with the huge debt burden resulting from the bailout.

Nov 2010

Working longer, living better: A fiscal and social imperative

This generation is enjoying longer lives and longer periods of retirement than any of its predecessors. But these big changes also create a number of significant challenges, especially to the government's fiscal position through higher costs of state pensions, health and long-term care.

Nov 2010

Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships are complex, highly technical arrangements best suited to large-scale infrastructure assets with ongoing maintenance requirements. This publications examines how wider adoption of PPPs in the US will require demonstrating to public officials and taxpayers alike the tangible benefits in cost savings and efficiency.

Jun 2010

Rethinking and Reshaping the business environment: Government and the Global CEO

This survey of almost 1,200 company leaders supplemented by interviews with a selection of government leaders, considers the implications of the post-crisis environment for governments and how they must act in their different roles: as owners of businesses; as major debtors internationally; and as smarter, more collaborative regulators.

Jan 2010

Redefining success: Government and the Global CEO

This report builds upon PricewaterhouseCoopers prestigious annual Global CEO survey, launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and includes views from an international sample of public sector leaders as well as those from business CEOs.

Mar 2009

Regulate & Collaborate: Government & Global CEO

Our annual study, Government and the Global CEO, this year focusses on regulation and collaboration; it compares and contrasts the viewpoints of CEOs and top-level government officials on regulation and the extent of collaboration between the public and private sectors and comments on the extent of government-to-government collaboration, the global challenge of climate change and the future for public-private relationships.

Mar 2008

The road ahead for public service delivery: delivering on the customer promise

Public sector leaders around the world face a common set of challenges if their services are to meet the increased expectations of their customers - both citizens and businesses. This study identifies these challenges and shares lessons learnt, from examples around the world.

Feb 2008