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Safe cities: Collaborative monitoring

September 29, 2016

This report highlights the importance of collaborative monitoring and lays emphasis on the impact and criticality of community participation in supporting our law enforcement agencies for optimising crime prevention.

Gov.Tech: The power to transform public services in the UK

September 21, 2016

Driven by entrepreneurs using modern technology to disrupt the norm and deliver innovative products and services that users really want, Gov.Tech has the power to transform public services, achieve better for less and improve outcomes.

Transforming front line service in the public sector

September 13, 2016

Since 2010, several provincial and local governments, some federal government departments and numerous public sector organizations across Canada have implemented various forms of operational improvement programs based on Lean philosophy. Unfortunately, the improvements realized initially have been difficult to sustain. So how can organizations sustain improvements?

Cities of Opportunity 7

September 07, 2016

The 7th edition of PwC’s report on strategic development in 30 leading world cities.

Is the public sector planning for the 100 year life?

August 18, 2016

Life expectancy in Australia rose to its highest level on record, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in April this year.

An Australian snapshot of economic crime in the public sector

July 16, 2016

PwC’s latest report in this series summarises survey results relating to the incidence of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally.

iUrban

June 30, 2016

On this website you will find more details on the research, the upcoming report and the details for the upcoming conference to be held in Amsterdam on 9 June 2016 to share the results of our research with city representatives and urban stakeholders from around the world.

Capital project and infrastructure spending outlook: Agile strategies for changing markets

June 28, 2016

It’s going to be a bumpy ride for capital project and infrastructure (CP&I) spending, especially in the near term. Volatile economic forces are making decisions about capital spending difficult and inhibiting strategic planning.

Local State We’re In 2016

June 24, 2016

The Local State We're In is our sixth annual survey of local authority Chief Executives and Leaders across the UK.

Housing for Inclusive Cities: policies in practice

June 20, 2016

Housing urban populations is not just a social but also an economic priority. Unfortunately, in many global cities, economic prosperity and a lack of affordable housing go hand in hand.

How cities and business can work together for growth

June 20, 2016

Collaborations between cities and business hold out the promise of significant progress in improving long-term economic growth, resilience and quality of life. This Discussion Paper by the Global Cities Business Alliance sets out how, as urbanisation continues to drive global growth, cities are becoming more important to business and more interdependent with business.

Managing the refugee crisis

June 20, 2016

Organisations today face more frequent crises – and the impacts of those crises are becoming more significant.

Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation

June 13, 2016

With the rise of the internet and broadband network technologies, cities and urban regions are increasingly seen as key environments for innovation. They are the ecosystems that allow local stakeholders to meet, co-create, develop new products and services, and design new living and working scenarios. Yet, cities and regions must carefully be designed and organised if they are to nurture the modernisation of businesses and give a significant boost to the European economy.

Golden Age Index

June 13, 2016

The latest findings from PwC’s Golden Age Index highlight the huge prize on offer from getting more older people into work.

iUrban: Enabling sustainable city competitiveness through distributed urban leadership

June 06, 2016

Based on the growing body of literature in urban leadership, including previous joint studies by PwC and Euricur on Innovative strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness (iUrban), this report zooms into the nuances, practices and evolving challenges of urban leadership in the 21st century.

Cities of Opportunity 7

May 13, 2016

Cities of Opportunity 7 analyses the development of 30 leading cities, provides a lens on their performance and seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

Australia’s social purpose market: Understanding funding flows and exploring implications

May 01, 2016

PwC's latest report, in partnership with The Centre for Social Impact (CSI), estimates the size and composition of the social purpose market in Australia, and puts forward a clear point of view about the need for productivity gains for this market.

A positive conversation: Performance management in the Public Sector

May 01, 2016

Investing time in common purpose, capabilities, creating shared accountability and a focus on development can make a big difference.

Housing for inclusive cities

April 28, 2016

This report, produced by the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) with the support of AECOM, Arcadis, King & Wood Mallesons and PwC, is the first in GCBA’s work stream on Housing for Inclusive Cities.  

Insights into transformation: Seven lessons for the public sector

April 14, 2016

PwC New Zealand undertook face-to-face interviews with 15 executives and transformation leaders from 13 government agencies at various stages of their transformation journeys. There were seven clear lessons leaders told us were critical to successful transformation.

Reforms to accelerate the development of India’s Smart Cities

April 06, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s report Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities: Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services, written in collaboration with PwC, highlights the reforms required at state government and local government level to provide thrust to implementation of smart cities in India.

Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services

April 04, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s new report Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services, written in collaboration with PwC, identifies the way in which emerging technologies and new business models are transforming the way cities plan and operate.

Chinese Cities of Opportunity 2016

March 31, 2016

PwC China and the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) jointly produced the Chinese 'Cities of Opportunity 2016' Study Report to serve as a source of reference for discussions at the 2016 China Development Forum (CDF) March 2016.

Women in Work

March 17, 2016

The latest findings from the PwC Women in Work Index highlight the huge prize on offer from getting more women into work.

Beyond control – local government in the age of participation

March 16, 2016

The past five years has seen a period of unprecedented change for local authorities in the UK. Councils have been pushed to the point where they are having to ask fundamental questions about their place in society. This Talking Points sets out five areas which councils should focus on to harness the power of participation.

Making STEM a primary priority

March 03, 2016

Practical steps to improve the quality of science and mathematics teaching in Australian Primary Schools

Cities of today, metropoles of tomorrow (French language edition)

February 16, 2016

Cities of today, metropoles of tomorrow draws on the experience accumulated by PwC for over 10 years, through Cities of Opportunity, and compares the French metropoles in order to determine and point out their differences and potential.

Government and the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

February 08, 2016

Government and the Global CEO: Redefining Success in a Changing World” in which PwC assesses the changing relationship between government and business

A high price to pay

December 18, 2015

The cost of violence against women is high and increasing in Australia. We estimate that violence against women costs $21.7 billion a year, with victims bearing the primary burden of this cost. Governments (national and State and Territory) bear the second biggest cost burden, estimated at $7.8 billion a year, comprising health, administration and social welfare costs.

Building better cities

November 20, 2015

In Building better cities we focus on the role urban centres play in the context of APEC’s economic and social growth and explore their growing influence outside their city borders.

Paying Taxes 2016

November 19, 2015

Paying Taxes, now in its 10th edition, continues to be a unique study from PwC and the World Bank group which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide using a case study company.

Good growth for cities 2015: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

November 05, 2015

The Good growth for Cities 2014 report presents and index measuring the economic wellbeing of our urban areas looking back to before the financial crisis. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) – and for further powers for cities to determine their own priorities for economic success.

The global university

November 03, 2015

What are the challenges facing universities who have an international agenda? Our new Higher Education sector briefing considers the risks.

Safety in program design

October 29, 2015

Why early and effective safety thinking is critical.

How smart are our cities

October 19, 2015

This report assesses the existing infrastructure and various social factors of ten major Indian cities to discover just how far the cities are from the starting point on their journey to smart cities.  

India: Surging to a smarter future

October 19, 2015

Learn more about smart city initiatives in the Indian landscape and details of specific projects in our report.

Transforming central business districts: Taking the smart route

October 19, 2015

This paper highlights the importance of Central Business Districts (CBDs), their issues and best practices from across the globe. Also, the report presents technology initiatives that can be taken up within CBDs and lays out an action plan which will support administrators in embracing those initiatives for the improvement of CBDs.

Location-based services: Adding another dimension to smart city

October 19, 2015

Read about how location based services can help in better planning, governance and functioning of Indian smart cities in our report.

Beyond letting go

October 19, 2015

Our ‘Beyond letting go’ Talking Points explores a number of areas where central government has a critical role to play in creating and operating in a successful devolved environment.

Low Carbon Economy Index 2015: Conscious uncoupling?

October 19, 2015

The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies.

Global defense perspectives

October 07, 2015

PwC's global defense perspectives looks at defense spending trends and the major investment, institutional, structural and strategic priorities.

The Future of Border Management: Maintaining security; facilitating prosperity

October 02, 2015

This publication discussed how border management leaders can identify opportunities to adapt and respond to an increasingly diverse threat landscape.

The 2018 University

September 27, 2015

Higher education is facing a future that is challenging but also presents more opportunities for innovative organisations than ever before. Rather than being standalone academic institutions, universities will need to become ever more integrated into the economy, with real commercial awareness and relationship management capability, in order to thrive.

Skilled for the future: simplifying the UK skills system

September 28, 2015

The skills system in the UK has been the subject of significant change over the last 10 years, with new funding agencies and policies, new qualifications and a greater focus on employers' needs. This Talking Points publication considers whether the current skills system is really working for its stakeholders and what changes could be made to its administration to make the UK skilled for the future.

Agility: The future of government

September 27, 2015

Through a series of roundtable sessions and interviews PwC along with Canada’s Public Policy Forum are investigating how government could increase their agility.

To own or not to own: realising the value of public sector assets

September 23, 2015

The drivers of fiscal austerity will continue to frame decisions, and the ongoing reform of public services, for the rest of this Parliament.

Full speed ahead: connecting our cities and regions

September 17, 2015

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and the future is about localised decision-making.

City-business interaction: current trends and future outlook

August 11, 2015

This discussion paper, produced for the inaugural Global Cities Business Alliance Symposium, focuses on city-business interaction. It draws on the findings of a survey of some 2,000 businesses from a representative range of industries, sectors, and countries, complemented by qualitative interviews with Alliance Partners and city administrations.

Delivering growth: Where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships?

August 11, 2015

Our Talking Points with the Smith Institute draws on interviews with 22 LEP leaders (mainly chairs and chief Executives) and a briefing event hosted at the LEP Annual Conference in March 2015 to explore ‘where next’ for Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Towards a new era in government accounting and reporting

August 11, 2015

The second edition of the PwC global survey analyses key aspects of government accounting and reporting around four themes.

Delivering the decentralisation dividend

August 11, 2015

With decentralisation high on the agenda in the UK, our report Delivering the decentralisation dividend sets out the potential prize of decentralisation - good growth, public service reform and public engagement - and the barriers to be overcome if local places are truly to deliver the decentralisation dividend.

Forces for change: the public’s view of defence

August 11, 2015

As we approach the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) under a new government, we explore the public’s views on the purpose and value of our Armed Forces.

A smart move: Future-proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

May 07, 2015

Our latest report argues the case for growing the STEM workforce, and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy more broadly.

State-owned enterprises: Catalysts for public value creation?

April 24, 2015

This report addresses the key questions which we believe are essential for a robust discussion around the active ownership and management of state-owned enterprises.

Collaboration: Preserving water through partnering that works

April 17, 2015

The publication tackles the challenges water presents to business, the immediate management steps business can implement, and focuses on the need for collaboration.

Trade & Finance, Spring 2015

April 16, 2015

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

Into Africa - the continent's Cities of Opportunity

March 19, 2015

This special edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on the continent’s 20 cities that we judge to be among the most dynamic and future focused.

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector III

March 02, 2015

Our latest report provides an overview of the incidences of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally, as well as in the wider Australian economy.

Benchmarking of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services 2014

February 27, 2015

The 2014 benchmarking study of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services provides insights from a broad range of government entities of different sizes.

Government & the Global CEO: Delivering outcomes, creating value

February 16, 2015

Government & the Global CEO: Businesses’ priorities for government & how governments can deliver better outcomes and create value.

World in 2050: Will the shift in economic power continue?

February 10, 2015

This publication analyses how the world could look in 2050, presenting economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the world, accounting for around 84% of global GDP.

Education Matters

January 21, 2015

The fifth issue of Canada’s Education Matters looks at operational efficiency and continuous improvement projects that are engaging staff and helping to identify wasteful activities that prevent them from focusing on student needs.

Squaring the circle

January 06, 2015

This publication sets out the arguments, and suggestions, for simplifying public programmes and controlling the costs of public services over the long term, making the system generally more agile in the interest of sustainable efficiency.

Amsterdam - A City of Opportunity

December 19, 2014

PwC Netherlands conducted a comparative assessment for the city of Amsterdam against the 30 cities in our global Cities of Opportunity study. A special edition report: Amsterdam - A City of Opportunity was published with the results from this study.

Trust in Public Finances

December 16, 2014

In recent years, trust and confidence in public finances has been challenged by financial and economic crises. In a number of countries, the financial and economic crisis evolved from a crisis of confidence in markets to assume a wider political dimension as well. But too often the public voice is lost in the discussions of policy makers. So what do citizens think about the management of the public finances in Europe?

Smart moves: Tapping into growth in public transport

December 12, 2014

Our third annual public transport ticketing survey focusses on understanding if perceptions of current and future public transport ticketing options, as well as the drivers and barriers to their adoption, are continuing to change.

Good Jobs: A Demos and PwC essay collection

December 12, 2014

This Demos and PwC collection of essays brings together a wide range of contributors to share their views on what might be meant by ‘good jobs’.

Agile Defense: Sustainable Cost Reduction on the Path to Greater Agility

November 19, 2014

The concept and the organizational characteristics that define the attributes of an agile defense organization should cultivate and promote.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2014

October 11, 2014

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

Putting a value on early childhood education and care

September 19, 2014

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.

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

September 12, 2014

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.

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

September 02, 2014

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

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

September 01, 2014

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

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

August 22, 2014

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.

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

August 12, 2014

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.

The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal: July 2014

July 24, 2014

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

Searching for the micro-multinationals

June 19, 2014

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.

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

June 12, 2014

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.

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025

June 06, 2014

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.

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

May 27, 2014

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

Cities of Opportunity 6

May 18, 2014

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.

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

May 06, 2014

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.

Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness

April 30, 2014

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?

Global Green Policy Insights – April 2014 edition

April 30, 2014

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

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

April 17, 2014

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.

Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures

March 07, 2014

This PwC report explains how businesses and governments can deliver growth through collaboration and build trust through engagement.

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2014 edition

February 28, 2014

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

January 31, 2014

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

Redefining local government

January 20, 2014

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.

Cities of Opportunity: From Moscow to Sao Pãulo - Emerging 7 Cities Report 2014

January 10, 2014

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.

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2013 edition

December 30, 2013

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

December 20, 2013

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

Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation, measurement and alignment

December 09, 2013

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.

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

December 02, 2013

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

PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States<br> PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 2013

November 28, 2013

Within this report PwC benchmarks the public spending figures of the German states and municipalities and provides a forecast for the financial situation of the states in 2020 ─ the year when the German debt brake takes effect.

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

November 27, 2013

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.

Paying Taxes 2014

November 19, 2013

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.

Paying Taxes 2013

November 18, 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.

Global Green Policy Insights – October 2013 edition

October 31, 2013

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

October 31, 2013

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

Safe cities: Collaborative monitoring

September 29, 2016

This report highlights the importance of collaborative monitoring and lays emphasis on the impact and criticality of community participation in supporting our law enforcement agencies for optimising crime prevention.

Gov.Tech: The power to transform public services in the UK

September 21, 2016

Driven by entrepreneurs using modern technology to disrupt the norm and deliver innovative products and services that users really want, Gov.Tech has the power to transform public services, achieve better for less and improve outcomes.

Transforming front line service in the public sector

September 13, 2016

Since 2010, several provincial and local governments, some federal government departments and numerous public sector organizations across Canada have implemented various forms of operational improvement programs based on Lean philosophy. Unfortunately, the improvements realized initially have been difficult to sustain. So how can organizations sustain improvements?

Cities of Opportunity 7

September 07, 2016

The 7th edition of PwC’s report on strategic development in 30 leading world cities.

Is the public sector planning for the 100 year life?

August 18, 2016

Life expectancy in Australia rose to its highest level on record, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in April this year.

An Australian snapshot of economic crime in the public sector

July 16, 2016

PwC’s latest report in this series summarises survey results relating to the incidence of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally.

iUrban

June 30, 2016

On this website you will find more details on the research, the upcoming report and the details for the upcoming conference to be held in Amsterdam on 9 June 2016 to share the results of our research with city representatives and urban stakeholders from around the world.

Capital project and infrastructure spending outlook: Agile strategies for changing markets

June 28, 2016

It’s going to be a bumpy ride for capital project and infrastructure (CP&I) spending, especially in the near term. Volatile economic forces are making decisions about capital spending difficult and inhibiting strategic planning.

Local State We’re In 2016

June 24, 2016

The Local State We're In is our sixth annual survey of local authority Chief Executives and Leaders across the UK.

Housing for Inclusive Cities: policies in practice

June 20, 2016

Housing urban populations is not just a social but also an economic priority. Unfortunately, in many global cities, economic prosperity and a lack of affordable housing go hand in hand.

How cities and business can work together for growth

June 20, 2016

Collaborations between cities and business hold out the promise of significant progress in improving long-term economic growth, resilience and quality of life. This Discussion Paper by the Global Cities Business Alliance sets out how, as urbanisation continues to drive global growth, cities are becoming more important to business and more interdependent with business.

Managing the refugee crisis

June 20, 2016

Organisations today face more frequent crises – and the impacts of those crises are becoming more significant.

Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation

June 13, 2016

With the rise of the internet and broadband network technologies, cities and urban regions are increasingly seen as key environments for innovation. They are the ecosystems that allow local stakeholders to meet, co-create, develop new products and services, and design new living and working scenarios. Yet, cities and regions must carefully be designed and organised if they are to nurture the modernisation of businesses and give a significant boost to the European economy.

Golden Age Index

June 13, 2016

The latest findings from PwC’s Golden Age Index highlight the huge prize on offer from getting more older people into work.

iUrban: Enabling sustainable city competitiveness through distributed urban leadership

June 06, 2016

Based on the growing body of literature in urban leadership, including previous joint studies by PwC and Euricur on Innovative strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness (iUrban), this report zooms into the nuances, practices and evolving challenges of urban leadership in the 21st century.

Cities of Opportunity 7

May 13, 2016

Cities of Opportunity 7 analyses the development of 30 leading cities, provides a lens on their performance and seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

Australia’s social purpose market: Understanding funding flows and exploring implications

May 01, 2016

PwC's latest report, in partnership with The Centre for Social Impact (CSI), estimates the size and composition of the social purpose market in Australia, and puts forward a clear point of view about the need for productivity gains for this market.

A positive conversation: Performance management in the Public Sector

May 01, 2016

Investing time in common purpose, capabilities, creating shared accountability and a focus on development can make a big difference.

Housing for inclusive cities

April 28, 2016

This report, produced by the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) with the support of AECOM, Arcadis, King & Wood Mallesons and PwC, is the first in GCBA’s work stream on Housing for Inclusive Cities.  

Insights into transformation: Seven lessons for the public sector

April 14, 2016

PwC New Zealand undertook face-to-face interviews with 15 executives and transformation leaders from 13 government agencies at various stages of their transformation journeys. There were seven clear lessons leaders told us were critical to successful transformation.

Reforms to accelerate the development of India’s Smart Cities

April 06, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s report Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities: Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services, written in collaboration with PwC, highlights the reforms required at state government and local government level to provide thrust to implementation of smart cities in India.

Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services

April 04, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s new report Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services, written in collaboration with PwC, identifies the way in which emerging technologies and new business models are transforming the way cities plan and operate.

Chinese Cities of Opportunity 2016

March 31, 2016

PwC China and the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) jointly produced the Chinese 'Cities of Opportunity 2016' Study Report to serve as a source of reference for discussions at the 2016 China Development Forum (CDF) March 2016.

Women in Work

March 17, 2016

The latest findings from the PwC Women in Work Index highlight the huge prize on offer from getting more women into work.

Beyond control – local government in the age of participation

March 16, 2016

The past five years has seen a period of unprecedented change for local authorities in the UK. Councils have been pushed to the point where they are having to ask fundamental questions about their place in society. This Talking Points sets out five areas which councils should focus on to harness the power of participation.

Making STEM a primary priority

March 03, 2016

Practical steps to improve the quality of science and mathematics teaching in Australian Primary Schools

Cities of today, metropoles of tomorrow (French language edition)

February 16, 2016

Cities of today, metropoles of tomorrow draws on the experience accumulated by PwC for over 10 years, through Cities of Opportunity, and compares the French metropoles in order to determine and point out their differences and potential.

Government and the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

February 08, 2016

Government and the Global CEO: Redefining Success in a Changing World” in which PwC assesses the changing relationship between government and business

A high price to pay

December 18, 2015

The cost of violence against women is high and increasing in Australia. We estimate that violence against women costs $21.7 billion a year, with victims bearing the primary burden of this cost. Governments (national and State and Territory) bear the second biggest cost burden, estimated at $7.8 billion a year, comprising health, administration and social welfare costs.

Building better cities

November 20, 2015

In Building better cities we focus on the role urban centres play in the context of APEC’s economic and social growth and explore their growing influence outside their city borders.

Paying Taxes 2016

November 19, 2015

Paying Taxes, now in its 10th edition, continues to be a unique study from PwC and the World Bank group which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide using a case study company.

Good growth for cities 2015: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

November 05, 2015

The Good growth for Cities 2014 report presents and index measuring the economic wellbeing of our urban areas looking back to before the financial crisis. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) – and for further powers for cities to determine their own priorities for economic success.

The global university

November 03, 2015

What are the challenges facing universities who have an international agenda? Our new Higher Education sector briefing considers the risks.

Safety in program design

October 29, 2015

Why early and effective safety thinking is critical.

How smart are our cities

October 19, 2015

This report assesses the existing infrastructure and various social factors of ten major Indian cities to discover just how far the cities are from the starting point on their journey to smart cities.  

India: Surging to a smarter future

October 19, 2015

Learn more about smart city initiatives in the Indian landscape and details of specific projects in our report.

Transforming central business districts: Taking the smart route

October 19, 2015

This paper highlights the importance of Central Business Districts (CBDs), their issues and best practices from across the globe. Also, the report presents technology initiatives that can be taken up within CBDs and lays out an action plan which will support administrators in embracing those initiatives for the improvement of CBDs.

Location-based services: Adding another dimension to smart city

October 19, 2015

Read about how location based services can help in better planning, governance and functioning of Indian smart cities in our report.

Beyond letting go

October 19, 2015

Our ‘Beyond letting go’ Talking Points explores a number of areas where central government has a critical role to play in creating and operating in a successful devolved environment.

Low Carbon Economy Index 2015: Conscious uncoupling?

October 19, 2015

The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies.

Global defense perspectives

October 07, 2015

PwC's global defense perspectives looks at defense spending trends and the major investment, institutional, structural and strategic priorities.

The Future of Border Management: Maintaining security; facilitating prosperity

October 02, 2015

This publication discussed how border management leaders can identify opportunities to adapt and respond to an increasingly diverse threat landscape.

The 2018 University

September 27, 2015

Higher education is facing a future that is challenging but also presents more opportunities for innovative organisations than ever before. Rather than being standalone academic institutions, universities will need to become ever more integrated into the economy, with real commercial awareness and relationship management capability, in order to thrive.

Skilled for the future: simplifying the UK skills system

September 28, 2015

The skills system in the UK has been the subject of significant change over the last 10 years, with new funding agencies and policies, new qualifications and a greater focus on employers' needs. This Talking Points publication considers whether the current skills system is really working for its stakeholders and what changes could be made to its administration to make the UK skilled for the future.

Agility: The future of government

September 27, 2015

Through a series of roundtable sessions and interviews PwC along with Canada&rsquo;s Public Policy Forum are investigating how government could increase their agility.

To own or not to own: realising the value of public sector assets

September 23, 2015

The drivers of fiscal austerity will continue to frame decisions, and the ongoing reform of public services, for the rest of this Parliament.

Full speed ahead: connecting our cities and regions

September 17, 2015

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and the future is about localised decision-making.

City-business interaction: current trends and future outlook

August 11, 2015

This discussion paper, produced for the inaugural Global Cities Business Alliance Symposium, focuses on city-business interaction. It draws on the findings of a survey of some 2,000 businesses from a representative range of industries, sectors, and countries, complemented by qualitative interviews with Alliance Partners and city administrations.

Delivering growth: Where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships?

August 11, 2015

Our Talking Points with the Smith Institute draws on interviews with 22 LEP leaders (mainly chairs and chief Executives) and a briefing event hosted at the LEP Annual Conference in March 2015 to explore ‘where next’ for Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Towards a new era in government accounting and reporting

August 11, 2015

The second edition of the PwC global survey analyses key aspects of government accounting and reporting around four themes.

Delivering the decentralisation dividend

August 11, 2015

With decentralisation high on the agenda in the UK, our report Delivering the decentralisation dividend sets out the potential prize of decentralisation - good growth, public service reform and public engagement - and the barriers to be overcome if local places are truly to deliver the decentralisation dividend.

Forces for change: the public’s view of defence

August 11, 2015

As we approach the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) under a new government, we explore the public’s views on the purpose and value of our Armed Forces.

A smart move: Future-proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

May 07, 2015

Our latest report argues the case for growing the STEM workforce, and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy more broadly.

State-owned enterprises: Catalysts for public value creation?

April 24, 2015

This report addresses the key questions which we believe are essential for a robust discussion around the active ownership and management of state-owned enterprises.

Collaboration: Preserving water through partnering that works

April 17, 2015

The publication tackles the challenges water presents to business, the immediate management steps business can implement, and focuses on the need for collaboration.

Trade & Finance, Spring 2015

April 16, 2015

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

Into Africa - the continent's Cities of Opportunity

March 19, 2015

This special edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on the continent’s 20 cities that we judge to be among the most dynamic and future focused.

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector III

March 02, 2015

Our latest report provides an overview of the incidences of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally, as well as in the wider Australian economy.

Benchmarking of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services 2014

February 27, 2015

The 2014 benchmarking study of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services provides insights from a broad range of government entities of different sizes.

Government & the Global CEO: Delivering outcomes, creating value

February 16, 2015

Government & the Global CEO: Businesses’ priorities for government & how governments can deliver better outcomes and create value.

World in 2050: Will the shift in economic power continue?

February 10, 2015

This publication analyses how the world could look in 2050, presenting economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the world, accounting for around 84% of global GDP.

Education Matters

January 21, 2015

The fifth issue of Canada’s Education Matters looks at operational efficiency and continuous improvement projects that are engaging staff and helping to identify wasteful activities that prevent them from focusing on student needs.

Squaring the circle

January 06, 2015

This publication sets out the arguments, and suggestions, for simplifying public programmes and controlling the costs of public services over the long term, making the system generally more agile in the interest of sustainable efficiency.

Amsterdam - A City of Opportunity

December 19, 2014

PwC Netherlands conducted a comparative assessment for the city of Amsterdam against the 30 cities in our global Cities of Opportunity study. A special edition report: Amsterdam - A City of Opportunity was published with the results from this study.

Trust in Public Finances

December 16, 2014

In recent years, trust and confidence in public finances has been challenged by financial and economic crises. In a number of countries, the financial and economic crisis evolved from a crisis of confidence in markets to assume a wider political dimension as well. But too often the public voice is lost in the discussions of policy makers. So what do citizens think about the management of the public finances in Europe?

Smart moves: Tapping into growth in public transport

December 12, 2014

Our third annual public transport ticketing survey focusses on understanding if perceptions of current and future public transport ticketing options, as well as the drivers and barriers to their adoption, are continuing to change.

Good Jobs: A Demos and PwC essay collection

December 12, 2014

This Demos and PwC collection of essays brings together a wide range of contributors to share their views on what might be meant by ‘good jobs’.

Agile Defense: Sustainable Cost Reduction on the Path to Greater Agility

November 19, 2014

The concept and the organizational characteristics that define the attributes of an agile defense organization should cultivate and promote.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2014

October 11, 2014

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

Putting a value on early childhood education and care

September 19, 2014

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.

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

September 12, 2014

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.

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

September 02, 2014

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

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

September 01, 2014

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

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

August 22, 2014

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.

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

August 12, 2014

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.

The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal: July 2014

July 24, 2014

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

Searching for the micro-multinationals

June 19, 2014

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.

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

June 12, 2014

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.

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025

June 06, 2014

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.

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

May 27, 2014

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

Cities of Opportunity 6

May 18, 2014

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.

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

May 06, 2014

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.

Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness

April 30, 2014

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?

Global Green Policy Insights – April 2014 edition

April 30, 2014

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

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

April 17, 2014

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.

Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures

March 07, 2014

This PwC report explains how businesses and governments can deliver growth through collaboration and build trust through engagement.

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2014 edition

February 28, 2014

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

January 31, 2014

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

Redefining local government

January 20, 2014

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.

Cities of Opportunity: From Moscow to Sao Pãulo - Emerging 7 Cities Report 2014

January 10, 2014

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.

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2013 edition

December 30, 2013

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

December 20, 2013

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

Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation, measurement and alignment

December 09, 2013

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.

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

December 02, 2013

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

PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States<br> PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 2013

November 28, 2013

Within this report PwC benchmarks the public spending figures of the German states and municipalities and provides a forecast for the financial situation of the states in 2020 ─ the year when the German debt brake takes effect.

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

November 27, 2013

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.

Paying Taxes 2014

November 19, 2013

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.

Paying Taxes 2013

November 18, 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.

Global Green Policy Insights – October 2013 edition

October 31, 2013

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

October 31, 2013

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

Safe cities: Collaborative monitoring

September 29, 2016

This report highlights the importance of collaborative monitoring and lays emphasis on the impact and criticality of community participation in supporting our law enforcement agencies for optimising crime prevention.

Gov.Tech: The power to transform public services in the UK

September 21, 2016

Driven by entrepreneurs using modern technology to disrupt the norm and deliver innovative products and services that users really want, Gov.Tech has the power to transform public services, achieve better for less and improve outcomes.

Transforming front line service in the public sector

September 13, 2016

Since 2010, several provincial and local governments, some federal government departments and numerous public sector organizations across Canada have implemented various forms of operational improvement programs based on Lean philosophy. Unfortunately, the improvements realized initially have been difficult to sustain. So how can organizations sustain improvements?

Cities of Opportunity 7

September 07, 2016

The 7th edition of PwC’s report on strategic development in 30 leading world cities.

Is the public sector planning for the 100 year life?

August 18, 2016

Life expectancy in Australia rose to its highest level on record, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in April this year.

An Australian snapshot of economic crime in the public sector

July 16, 2016

PwC’s latest report in this series summarises survey results relating to the incidence of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally.

iUrban

June 30, 2016

On this website you will find more details on the research, the upcoming report and the details for the upcoming conference to be held in Amsterdam on 9 June 2016 to share the results of our research with city representatives and urban stakeholders from around the world.

Capital project and infrastructure spending outlook: Agile strategies for changing markets

June 28, 2016

It’s going to be a bumpy ride for capital project and infrastructure (CP&I) spending, especially in the near term. Volatile economic forces are making decisions about capital spending difficult and inhibiting strategic planning.

Local State We’re In 2016

June 24, 2016

The Local State We're In is our sixth annual survey of local authority Chief Executives and Leaders across the UK.

Housing for Inclusive Cities: policies in practice

June 20, 2016

Housing urban populations is not just a social but also an economic priority. Unfortunately, in many global cities, economic prosperity and a lack of affordable housing go hand in hand.

How cities and business can work together for growth

June 20, 2016

Collaborations between cities and business hold out the promise of significant progress in improving long-term economic growth, resilience and quality of life. This Discussion Paper by the Global Cities Business Alliance sets out how, as urbanisation continues to drive global growth, cities are becoming more important to business and more interdependent with business.

Managing the refugee crisis

June 20, 2016

Organisations today face more frequent crises – and the impacts of those crises are becoming more significant.

Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation

June 13, 2016

With the rise of the internet and broadband network technologies, cities and urban regions are increasingly seen as key environments for innovation. They are the ecosystems that allow local stakeholders to meet, co-create, develop new products and services, and design new living and working scenarios. Yet, cities and regions must carefully be designed and organised if they are to nurture the modernisation of businesses and give a significant boost to the European economy.

Golden Age Index

June 13, 2016

The latest findings from PwC’s Golden Age Index highlight the huge prize on offer from getting more older people into work.

iUrban: Enabling sustainable city competitiveness through distributed urban leadership

June 06, 2016

Based on the growing body of literature in urban leadership, including previous joint studies by PwC and Euricur on Innovative strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness (iUrban), this report zooms into the nuances, practices and evolving challenges of urban leadership in the 21st century.

Cities of Opportunity 7

May 13, 2016

Cities of Opportunity 7 analyses the development of 30 leading cities, provides a lens on their performance and seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

Australia’s social purpose market: Understanding funding flows and exploring implications

May 01, 2016

PwC's latest report, in partnership with The Centre for Social Impact (CSI), estimates the size and composition of the social purpose market in Australia, and puts forward a clear point of view about the need for productivity gains for this market.

A positive conversation: Performance management in the Public Sector

May 01, 2016

Investing time in common purpose, capabilities, creating shared accountability and a focus on development can make a big difference.

Housing for inclusive cities

April 28, 2016

This report, produced by the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) with the support of AECOM, Arcadis, King & Wood Mallesons and PwC, is the first in GCBA’s work stream on Housing for Inclusive Cities.  

Insights into transformation: Seven lessons for the public sector

April 14, 2016

PwC New Zealand undertook face-to-face interviews with 15 executives and transformation leaders from 13 government agencies at various stages of their transformation journeys. There were seven clear lessons leaders told us were critical to successful transformation.

Reforms to accelerate the development of India’s Smart Cities

April 06, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s report Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities: Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services, written in collaboration with PwC, highlights the reforms required at state government and local government level to provide thrust to implementation of smart cities in India.

Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services

April 04, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s new report Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services, written in collaboration with PwC, identifies the way in which emerging technologies and new business models are transforming the way cities plan and operate.

Chinese Cities of Opportunity 2016

March 31, 2016

PwC China and the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) jointly produced the Chinese 'Cities of Opportunity 2016' Study Report to serve as a source of reference for discussions at the 2016 China Development Forum (CDF) March 2016.

Women in Work

March 17, 2016

The latest findings from the PwC Women in Work Index highlight the huge prize on offer from getting more women into work.

Beyond control – local government in the age of participation

March 16, 2016

The past five years has seen a period of unprecedented change for local authorities in the UK. Councils have been pushed to the point where they are having to ask fundamental questions about their place in society. This Talking Points sets out five areas which councils should focus on to harness the power of participation.

Making STEM a primary priority

March 03, 2016

Practical steps to improve the quality of science and mathematics teaching in Australian Primary Schools

Cities of today, metropoles of tomorrow (French language edition)

February 16, 2016

Cities of today, metropoles of tomorrow draws on the experience accumulated by PwC for over 10 years, through Cities of Opportunity, and compares the French metropoles in order to determine and point out their differences and potential.

Government and the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

February 08, 2016

Government and the Global CEO: Redefining Success in a Changing World” in which PwC assesses the changing relationship between government and business

A high price to pay

December 18, 2015

The cost of violence against women is high and increasing in Australia. We estimate that violence against women costs $21.7 billion a year, with victims bearing the primary burden of this cost. Governments (national and State and Territory) bear the second biggest cost burden, estimated at $7.8 billion a year, comprising health, administration and social welfare costs.

Building better cities

November 20, 2015

In Building better cities we focus on the role urban centres play in the context of APEC’s economic and social growth and explore their growing influence outside their city borders.

Paying Taxes 2016

November 19, 2015

Paying Taxes, now in its 10th edition, continues to be a unique study from PwC and the World Bank group which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide using a case study company.

Good growth for cities 2015: Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas

November 05, 2015

The Good growth for Cities 2014 report presents and index measuring the economic wellbeing of our urban areas looking back to before the financial crisis. We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) – and for further powers for cities to determine their own priorities for economic success.

The global university

November 03, 2015

What are the challenges facing universities who have an international agenda? Our new Higher Education sector briefing considers the risks.

Safety in program design

October 29, 2015

Why early and effective safety thinking is critical.

How smart are our cities

October 19, 2015

This report assesses the existing infrastructure and various social factors of ten major Indian cities to discover just how far the cities are from the starting point on their journey to smart cities.  

India: Surging to a smarter future

October 19, 2015

Learn more about smart city initiatives in the Indian landscape and details of specific projects in our report.

Transforming central business districts: Taking the smart route

October 19, 2015

This paper highlights the importance of Central Business Districts (CBDs), their issues and best practices from across the globe. Also, the report presents technology initiatives that can be taken up within CBDs and lays out an action plan which will support administrators in embracing those initiatives for the improvement of CBDs.

Location-based services: Adding another dimension to smart city

October 19, 2015

Read about how location based services can help in better planning, governance and functioning of Indian smart cities in our report.

Beyond letting go

October 19, 2015

Our ‘Beyond letting go’ Talking Points explores a number of areas where central government has a critical role to play in creating and operating in a successful devolved environment.

Low Carbon Economy Index 2015: Conscious uncoupling?

October 19, 2015

The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies.

Global defense perspectives

October 07, 2015

PwC's global defense perspectives looks at defense spending trends and the major investment, institutional, structural and strategic priorities.

The Future of Border Management: Maintaining security; facilitating prosperity

October 02, 2015

This publication discussed how border management leaders can identify opportunities to adapt and respond to an increasingly diverse threat landscape.

The 2018 University

September 27, 2015

Higher education is facing a future that is challenging but also presents more opportunities for innovative organisations than ever before. Rather than being standalone academic institutions, universities will need to become ever more integrated into the economy, with real commercial awareness and relationship management capability, in order to thrive.

Skilled for the future: simplifying the UK skills system

September 28, 2015

The skills system in the UK has been the subject of significant change over the last 10 years, with new funding agencies and policies, new qualifications and a greater focus on employers' needs. This Talking Points publication considers whether the current skills system is really working for its stakeholders and what changes could be made to its administration to make the UK skilled for the future.

Agility: The future of government

September 27, 2015

Through a series of roundtable sessions and interviews PwC along with Canada&rsquo;s Public Policy Forum are investigating how government could increase their agility.

To own or not to own: realising the value of public sector assets

September 23, 2015

The drivers of fiscal austerity will continue to frame decisions, and the ongoing reform of public services, for the rest of this Parliament.

Full speed ahead: connecting our cities and regions

September 17, 2015

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and the future is about localised decision-making.

City-business interaction: current trends and future outlook

August 11, 2015

This discussion paper, produced for the inaugural Global Cities Business Alliance Symposium, focuses on city-business interaction. It draws on the findings of a survey of some 2,000 businesses from a representative range of industries, sectors, and countries, complemented by qualitative interviews with Alliance Partners and city administrations.

Delivering growth: Where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships?

August 11, 2015

Our Talking Points with the Smith Institute draws on interviews with 22 LEP leaders (mainly chairs and chief Executives) and a briefing event hosted at the LEP Annual Conference in March 2015 to explore ‘where next’ for Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Towards a new era in government accounting and reporting

August 11, 2015

The second edition of the PwC global survey analyses key aspects of government accounting and reporting around four themes.

Delivering the decentralisation dividend

August 11, 2015

With decentralisation high on the agenda in the UK, our report Delivering the decentralisation dividend sets out the potential prize of decentralisation - good growth, public service reform and public engagement - and the barriers to be overcome if local places are truly to deliver the decentralisation dividend.

Forces for change: the public’s view of defence

August 11, 2015

As we approach the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) under a new government, we explore the public’s views on the purpose and value of our Armed Forces.

A smart move: Future-proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

May 07, 2015

Our latest report argues the case for growing the STEM workforce, and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy more broadly.

State-owned enterprises: Catalysts for public value creation?

April 24, 2015

This report addresses the key questions which we believe are essential for a robust discussion around the active ownership and management of state-owned enterprises.

Collaboration: Preserving water through partnering that works

April 17, 2015

The publication tackles the challenges water presents to business, the immediate management steps business can implement, and focuses on the need for collaboration.

Trade & Finance, Spring 2015

April 16, 2015

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

Into Africa - the continent's Cities of Opportunity

March 19, 2015

This special edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on the continent’s 20 cities that we judge to be among the most dynamic and future focused.

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector III

March 02, 2015

Our latest report provides an overview of the incidences of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally, as well as in the wider Australian economy.

Benchmarking of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services 2014

February 27, 2015

The 2014 benchmarking study of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services provides insights from a broad range of government entities of different sizes.

Government & the Global CEO: Delivering outcomes, creating value

February 16, 2015

Government & the Global CEO: Businesses’ priorities for government & how governments can deliver better outcomes and create value.

World in 2050: Will the shift in economic power continue?

February 10, 2015

This publication analyses how the world could look in 2050, presenting economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the world, accounting for around 84% of global GDP.

Education Matters

January 21, 2015

The fifth issue of Canada’s Education Matters looks at operational efficiency and continuous improvement projects that are engaging staff and helping to identify wasteful activities that prevent them from focusing on student needs.

Squaring the circle

January 06, 2015

This publication sets out the arguments, and suggestions, for simplifying public programmes and controlling the costs of public services over the long term, making the system generally more agile in the interest of sustainable efficiency.

Amsterdam - A City of Opportunity

December 19, 2014

PwC Netherlands conducted a comparative assessment for the city of Amsterdam against the 30 cities in our global Cities of Opportunity study. A special edition report: Amsterdam - A City of Opportunity was published with the results from this study.

Trust in Public Finances

December 16, 2014

In recent years, trust and confidence in public finances has been challenged by financial and economic crises. In a number of countries, the financial and economic crisis evolved from a crisis of confidence in markets to assume a wider political dimension as well. But too often the public voice is lost in the discussions of policy makers. So what do citizens think about the management of the public finances in Europe?

Smart moves: Tapping into growth in public transport

December 12, 2014

Our third annual public transport ticketing survey focusses on understanding if perceptions of current and future public transport ticketing options, as well as the drivers and barriers to their adoption, are continuing to change.

Good Jobs: A Demos and PwC essay collection

December 12, 2014

This Demos and PwC collection of essays brings together a wide range of contributors to share their views on what might be meant by ‘good jobs’.

Agile Defense: Sustainable Cost Reduction on the Path to Greater Agility

November 19, 2014

The concept and the organizational characteristics that define the attributes of an agile defense organization should cultivate and promote.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2014

October 11, 2014

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

Putting a value on early childhood education and care

September 19, 2014

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.

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

September 12, 2014

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.

Trade & Finance Summer 2014

September 02, 2014

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

Germany 2030 - Jobs in the Future

September 01, 2014

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

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

August 22, 2014

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.

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

August 12, 2014

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.

The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal: July 2014

July 24, 2014

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

Searching for the micro-multinationals

June 19, 2014

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.

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

June 12, 2014

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.

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025

June 06, 2014

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.

Trade & Finance Spring 2014

May 27, 2014

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

Cities of Opportunity 6

May 18, 2014

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.

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

May 06, 2014

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.

Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness

April 30, 2014

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?

Global Green Policy Insights – April 2014 edition

April 30, 2014

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

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

April 17, 2014

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.

Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures

March 07, 2014

This PwC report explains how businesses and governments can deliver growth through collaboration and build trust through engagement.

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2014 edition

February 28, 2014

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Trade & Finance Winter 2013/2014

January 31, 2014

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

Redefining local government

January 20, 2014

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.

Cities of Opportunity: From Moscow to Sao Pãulo - Emerging 7 Cities Report 2014

January 10, 2014

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.

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2013 edition

December 30, 2013

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

December 20, 2013

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

Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation, measurement and alignment

December 09, 2013

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.

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

December 02, 2013

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

PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States<br> PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 2013

November 28, 2013

Within this report PwC benchmarks the public spending figures of the German states and municipalities and provides a forecast for the financial situation of the states in 2020 ─ the year when the German debt brake takes effect.

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

November 27, 2013

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.

Paying Taxes 2014

November 19, 2013

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.

Paying Taxes 2013

November 18, 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.

Global Green Policy Insights – October 2013 edition

October 31, 2013

PwC’s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights 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.

Trade & Finance Autumn 2013

October 31, 2013

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