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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

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

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

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

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

PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States
PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 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.

Nov 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

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

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

Trade & Finance Spring 2013

The feature topic of PwC's Trade & Finance Spring 2013 is the dynamic economic development of China and the challenges facing the new government in Beijing

May 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

Global Green Policy Insights – April 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.

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

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

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

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2013 edition

This bimonthly 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.

Feb 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

Trade & Finance Winter 2012

The topic of Trade & Finance Winter 2012 is India, one of the world´s fastest growing economies

Dec 2012

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2012 edition

This bimonthly 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.

Dec 2012

The perils of persisting with the educational status quo

Australia’s system of primary and secondary education system has traditionally been a high performing one. However, Australia was outperformed by six countries in reading and scientific literacy, and 12 countries in mathematical literacy. The majority of countries that outperformed Australia are located in East Asia.

Nov 2012

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

Trade & Finance Autumn 2012

This issue of Trade & Finance Autumn 2012 examines several potential political responses in relation to the debt crisis at national and European levels.

Oct 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

Global Green Policy Insights − October 2012

This new edition 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.

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

Tax policy & administration: Global trends

The inaugural edition of Global trends starts by looking at the current status of some of the longer term tax plans that have been announced before turning to specific policy moves.

Oct 2012

PSRC: PwC - The financial situation of the German states

German states need to cut their public deficits and reduce them to zero by 2020. Will they all be successful?

Sep 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

Trade & Finance Summer 2012

This Trade & Finance issue analyses what caused the debt crisis in the Euro area and which challenges companies and banks are facing as a result.

Jun 2012

Now what's next for the Eurozone? (German language)

This study focuses on the recent national debt debate and presents four different scenarios on the future of the euro from a German perspective.

Jun 2012

Above the parapet

Above the Parapet: Where Finance needs to position itself in the public sector continues PwC’s research into the role of Finance in the public sector, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by finance directors.

Jun 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

Global Green Policy Insights - June 2012 edition

Government and business leaders, members of civil society and the world’s press convened in Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Jun 2012

PwC: trade + finance, Spring 2012 – Featuring Brazil: Doing Business There

According to a recent PwC study, the South American giant will become the fourth-largest economic power by 2050. This issue of our newsletter aims to clearly illuminate Brazil's enormous potential

Apr 2012

Global Green Policy Insights - April 2012 edition

Following recent developments in international green policy, our latest Global Green Policy Insights publication explores the strategies that Chile, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates are implementing.

Apr 2012

Helping a lost and forgotten generation

This is the latest of our NI Futures series, in which we examine a range of public policy issues that are central to Northern Ireland’s (NI) future prosperity and wellbeing.

Apr 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

Global Green Policy Insights - February 2012 edition

As 2011 drew to a close, all eyes were on Durban as governments gathered there for the annual United Nations climate change summit. One of the key outcomes from the summit, was the launch of a roadmap towards agreeing an ambitious global deal in 2015, to be in force by 2020.

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

Global Green Policy Insights

This new PwC publication will help you to stay abreast of international developments in the rapidly evolving area of green taxes and regulation, and offers valuable insights from our ...

Dec 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 8 – Development Co-Operation

In this issue, we focus on development co-operation and promotion of foreign trade.

Dec 2011

CIOs need to be ahead of the game in developing a cloud computing strategy. Find out why.

Cloud computing provides a valuable business solution to transform capabilities, deliver cost savings, gain business agility and competitive advantage. CIOs must develop a proactive strategy to leverage the benefits.

Dec 2011

Gridlines: Why High-Speed Rail?

This online magazine explains the prospects for high-speed rail in a time of fiscal challenges.

Dec 2011

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

Protecting human health and safety during severe and extreme heat events: A national framework

Heatwaves kill more Australians than any other natural disasters. They have received far less public attention than cyclones, floods or bushfires – they are private, silent deaths which only hit the media when morgues reach capacity or infrastructure fails.

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

Spending Review: One Year On

One year ago the Coalition announced unprecedented levels of public spending cuts. Since then Government has focused on dealing with the deficit and implementing the spending cuts programme.

Oct 2011

Delivering the Information Revolution: From vision to reality

This Talking Points publication explores what needs to happen to turn the "Information Revolution" in the NHS vision into reality.

Oct 2011

What's the score? PwC Productivity Scorecard

Prepared by our Economics and Policy team, the PwC Productivity Scorecardis a quarterly publication measuring productivity across the Australian economy.

Sep 2011

Paying Taxes - the compliance burden

Based on research using data collected as part of the Paying Taxes project, including perspectives from a small number of leading experts, from the public and private sector, this study looks at how governments around the world administer their tax rules, and how different practices can increase or lighten the compliance burden for business.

Sep 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

Australia's Carbon Price - What does it mean for your business?

In this paper, PwC analyses the key features of the plan to be introduced from July 2012 and looks at what business needs to consider.

Sep 2011

Time to choose: Decision-making in an age of fiscal austerity

All of the political parties now agree - spending cuts and tax rises will be needed to address the UK's public sector debt mountain.

Aug 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 7 - Renewable Energy in Germany

In the current issue, we turn our focus to sources of renewable energy: How can they help us achieve our climate targets, and how can we best master the substantial challenge of financing projects in this area?

Jul 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

How sustainable are the UK public finances in the long run?

Raising the retirement age alone is not sufficient for long term UK debt sustainability. This article argues that reducing UK public debt to pre-crisis levels in the long run will require additional tax rises and/or spending cuts of around £20 billion by 2020 in addition to moving the state pension age up to 70 by 2046.

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

Selling HS2 - Delivering a return on Government's investment

The Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond recently confirmed that it is the UK government’s intention to sell High Speed 2 (HS2) once built.

Jul 2011

Making the most of HRA reform

Earlier this year the government announced radical changes to the way rental incomes from social housing are collected. These changes will give councils control of over £300 billion of rental income and make them responsible for deciding how they use it to meet their local housing needs.

Jun 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

Stepping up

Stepping up : The challenges for Finance in the public sector continues PwC's research into the role of Finance in the public sector.

Jun 2011

Investing in Germany – from the investor's perspective

Increased investments in production facilities, infrastructure, new products and procedures as well as human capital are the key elements for a higher and more sustainable growth in Germany.

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

People Management in the Public Sector National Survey - 4th Edition 2011 (Executive Summary)

This study, conducted by PwC Brazil, explores trends and practices of people management in government organizations and state owned companies acting at national and state/regional levels.

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

Game on: Mega-event infrastructure opportunities

The quality of a region’s infrastructure denotes its potential for growth well into the future. Investment in mega-event-related infrastructure can accelerate economic development by as much as three decades.

May 2011

Delivering a National Care Fund: How would a public-private partnership work?

Delivering a National Care Fund: How would a public-private partnership work?is the fifth in a ten part series from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC, alongside BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall. This series is exploring practical solutions for financing social care in the UK.

Apr 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

A practical vision for early childhood education and care

For some time we have known that the period between birth and five years is vital in so many ways to children for both their future well being and their development.

Mar 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

Sustaining an affordable asset base for UK plc

Our latest Talking Points publication looks at how government invests in the UK's infrastructure, and the possibilities for extending this to other parts of the public sector.

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

Rethinking government: doing things differently (Portuguese version)

The key risk facing business – uncertain, volatile economic growth – is now integrally linked with the challenge to governments, mainly in the ‘West’, of stabilising their economies by dealing with fiscal deficits and scaling back government debt whilst avoiding punitive increases in tax.

Mar 2011

Agile Defence

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

Mar 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 6 - Africa

This is the sixth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "ECOWAS – a review of its history and potential”, and the snapshot and viewpoint articles focus on German-African trade relations and on West Africa as a new frontier for investment.

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

Inheritance tax: Could it be used to fund long-term care?

Inheritance Tax: Could it be used to fund long-term care?, January 2011, is the second in a ten part series from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC, alongside BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall. This series is exploring practical solutions for financing social care in the UK.

Jan 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

Business as Usual? - The need for radical change to the delivery of economic policy

The economic recovery in Northern Ireland is weak and lacklustre. So what can the government do?

Jan 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 5 – ASEAN and the financial crisis

This is the fifth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "ASEAN: The secret of success”, and the snapshot article tracks why the ASEAN countries have done so well during the financial crisis.

Jan 2011

Government Futures: Corporation Tax - Game changer or game over?

In this publication we ask if low Corporation Tax is the gamechanger for today's Northern Ireland that Ray McSharry perceived it to be for the Republic of the 1980s – or is it game over for cutting headline rates and, if so, what else is out there?

Jan 2011

Evaluating the reform process of the communal household and accounting system

At the beginning of 2010, more than half of the 211 cities being member of the Deutsche Städtetag - the German Association of Cities, which is the largest national local-authority organization in Germany representing the cause of local self-government - have changed to a new communal household and accounting system based on communal household legislation and on voluntary basis.

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

Aid for Trade: making trade effective for development

Aid for Trade - an initiative by the World Trade Organization WTO - aims at helping developing countries to expand their foreign trade and to acquire the trade-related skills.

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

CDKN Policy Papers

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a new five year initiative designed to support developing countries in making well-informed decisions to successfully build resilience, adapt to climate change and tackle poverty.

Dec 2010

Gridlines - Reinventing healthcare infrastructure

This edition of 'Gridlines' covers topics on PPP, Food Safety and Intellectual Capital

Dec 2010

A matter of primary importance - Making the most of audit committees in primary and secondary education institutions

Across Canada, public and private school boards are facing increased pressure and scrutiny to curb financial expenditures. Complex and evolving accounting regulations along with government mandates further spurs the need to structure effective audit committees with the appropriate financial expertise.

Dec 2010

Germany 2020 - Jobs of the future

Demographic change will heat up the competition for qualified employees. By 2020, almost 4 out of 10 districts in Germany will face a reduction in employment. This development will mostly affect districts and cities in the East of Germany and in economically less developed regions in the West. The trend can only be reversed by a significant increase in regional investment to improve education and qualifications. These are the main findings of the study "Germany 2020 - Jobs of the future" published by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) on behalf of PwC.

Dec 2010

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

A vision for funding adult social care

A new publication from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC as well as BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall, seeks to provide a long term vision for adult social care funding. This is the first of a series of publications on the funding options for social care in the UK.

Dec 2010

Paying Taxes 2011 - The global picture

Paying Taxes looks at the impact of tax systems on business using a case study company

Nov 2010

Global State of Information Security Survey

According to the results of the 2011 Global State of Information Security Survey® - executives across industries and markets worldwide have been reluctant to release funding supporting the information security function.

Nov 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

Assertive citizens: New relationships in the public services

A Social Market Foundation report produced in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP examines how the rise in "assertive individualism" is affecting public policy in the UK and draws conclusions on how government can enable reform in a way which empowers users in their dealings with public services.

Nov 2010

Audit proof storage of public sector data

There is need for action in the public sector when it comes to storing data in an audit-proof fashion. Unlike the private sector, where audit-proof storage has largely been adopted as common practice, the public sector is often unaware of the problem and lacks the necessary knowledge about how to store all documents that may in the long-term be required by auditors. This report from PwC and IMTB Consulting identifies areas in need of action and provides examples of best practice.

Nov 2010

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 3: Emerging Markets

PwC, in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management Institute of the EBS Business School, recently conducted a RealTime Delphi survey of 90 panellists in 28 countries. Our latest publication "Transportation & Logistics 2030 Volume 3: Emerging Markets - new hubs, new spokes, new industry leaders?" draws upon the results of this survey.

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

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

Expectations and Aspirations: Public attitudes towards social care

The future of social care has long been a topic of policy debate in the UK. Current social care arrangements are widely considered to be financially unsustainable, incoherent and unfair. However, despite the strong consensus for the need for change, policy on social care has stagnated.

Nov 2010

Finance at the crossroads: The changing role of finance in government and the public sector

Finance functions in government and the public sector face one common and pervasive challenge - balancing competing demands of finance efficiency, compliance and control, and insight. In any organisation, finance must juggle with running efficiently, demonstrating value for money while establishing and maintaining effective controls to manage risk, and delivering real insight to the business.

Nov 2010

The Perfect Storm

There is widespread agreement that there is an impending crisis in public sector finances. The impact on local government will be significant with many predicting a correction of between 25% - 30% of the cost base.

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

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

Economic outlook: Largest city economies in the world in 2008 and 2025

In this extract from PwC's UK Economic Outlook - November 2009 we have combined data from a number of reputable sources (e.g. the OECD, the UN and the World Bank as well as national statistical agencies) to produce a ranking by GDP at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) exchange rates of the largest 100 urban economies in the world in 2008.

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

When Im 94: How to fund care for an ageing population

The Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) are working in partnership to consider how the future system of social care can be based on principles of fairness, sustainability and simplicity.

Nov 2010

School workforce matters

School Workforce Matters reports that while Northern Ireland significantly outperforms the rest of the UK in terms of A-Level and top-end GCSE results, a long tail of under-achievement persists.

Nov 2010

A place at the top table

This publication continues PricewaterhouseCoopers' research into the role of Finance in the public sector, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by finance directors across the sector.

Nov 2010

Testing Times

This paper explores the successful aspects of the change projects we have been involved in. Our findings demonstrate that when thinking about change in different political and economic contexts there are common features that can make or break a programme.

Nov 2010

Paying taxes 2010: The global picture

Paying Taxes 2010 was conducted against the backdrop of a global recession, which meant falling tax revenues around the world, and the need for governments to make difficult tax policy choices. Despite this, it is clear from the study that tax reform remains high on governments' agendas.

Nov 2010

Cities of Opportunity (March 2010)

The third annual edition of Cities of opportunity provides a robust quantitative and qualitative analysis of 21 capitals of business, finance and culture worldwide to determine which city policies are working best for businesses and citizens.

Nov 2010

HealthCast: The customisation of diagnosis, care and cure

This is the latest in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute's thought leadership series, HealthCast, which conducts research to identify key global healthcare trends and assess their strategic implications for health systems around the world.

Nov 2010

Capable Communities: Towards Citizen-Powered Public Services

Everyone is talking about the 'Big Society' but much of the discussion to date has been abstract rather than practical.

Nov 2010

Gridlines: Building Intelligent Infrastructures

This edition introduces a new PwC magazine devoted to infrastructure. Our goal is to make it short, interesting and valuable for businesspersons, policymakers and government officials working in the sector fitting easily into your day and adding a constructive element.

Oct 2010

Flare - Highlighting public sector issues, October 2010

This periodical explores challenging issues and highlights PwC’s commitment to improving the business of government and public sector across South Africa.

Oct 2010

Crime rate in the public sector, 2010

Damage to the public sector by various types of crime has been covered in the media for several years and the fight against corruption is high up the agenda for all levels of government. The importance of the topic and the lack of statistical data was the motivation for PwC to conduct a comprehensive study. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of different types of crime on the public sector.

Oct 2010

Innovation - Government's Many Roles

In this 50-page report, PricewaterhouseCoopers assembles in-house research on a dozen countries, as well as several US states, known for large concentrations of high-tech organisations, reviewing and analysing the specific tax, legal and other fiscal policies that these governments are employing to foster innovation in their territories.

Oct 2010

Northern Ireland: Whatever happened to the Programme for Government?

This publication considers the previous Programme for Government in Northern Ireland (2008-11) in terms of outturns contrasted to targets with a view to informing the most recent Programme for Government (2011-15).

Oct 2010

The lack of qualified staff in the ambulant and non-ambulant health segment by 2030

The health system in Germany at its current state will not be sustainable in the future. This is less a result of rising costs caused by demographic change and medical progress but rather a consequence of the lack of specifically trained staff. This study conducted by PwC Germany in cooperation with the WifOR Research Institute in Darmstadt uses a sophisticated model to analyze the trend in employment of medical and non-medical staff in ambulant and non-ambulant health facilities in the German health sector over the coming years.

Oct 2010

Sectoral and regional impact of the fiscal squeeze

Nearly one million public and private sector workers are expected to lose their jobs by 2014/15 because of public sector spending cuts. And, some regions and industries will be hit harder than others.

Oct 2010

The value of PFI: hanging in the balance (sheet)?

This publication looks at the impact of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the light of the impending adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by the UK Government from 2008/2009 onwards.

Sep 2010

PwC: trade + finance, no. 4 – Infrastructure

This is the fourth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "Infrastructure: the sector of the decade”, and the snapshot article covers the challenges for infrastructure finance.

Sep 2010

Dealing with (even more) debt

The UK public finances remain under severe strain. Recession has been more severe than forecast and the rising tide of public debt is worrying politicians, businesses, bond markets, credit rating agencies and taxpayers alike. Taking tough decisions on both tax and spending will be critical to turning the tide of debt.

Sep 2010

Review of Carbon Markets: Creating a successful international framework

As part of Tony Blair and The Climate Group's Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative, PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned to review the state of the carbon markets. Our review recommends what it will take to create a successful international framework.

Sep 2010

Reforming public services and narrowing the fiscal gap

Exceptional times require exceptional responses. The UK's public finances are under severe strain due to the effects of the global financial crisis and the deepening UK recession.

Sep 2010

Effective Disaster Recovery - What lessons can we learn from Australia's Black Saturday Bushfires?

Comments on some of the lessons learned from ‘Black Saturday’ in Victoria last year to assist recovery in the event of disaster or, more importantly, assist in disaster planning.

Jul 2010

Public Waste Management – An investment for the future of the cities - Brazilian edition

Public Waste Management – An investment for the future of the cities underlines that quality, financial sustainability structures, planning and society´s awareness are major elements needed for success and excellence in public waste management.

Jun 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

London Councils

New thinking is needed to meet the scale of the UK's fiscal challenge. Public services – particularly locally – still underperform in working effectively across organisational boundaries which impacts adversely on quality and outcomes. It also builds cost and inefficiency into the system.

May 2010

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 2: Transport Infrastructure

Transport infrastructure is vital to economic growth and international competitiveness, but pressures on public spending pose serious challenges to future investment. Governments will need to develop strong partnerships with private sector companies, both to fund and finance new infrastructure projects, and in some cases to finance existing systems.

May 2010

pwc: trade+finance, no. 3 - Aviation, aerospace and defence

This is the third edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is " The dynamics and trends of the aviation industry”, and the snapshot articles covers the current perspectives and challenges for the aerospace & defence industry.

May 2010

Seizing the day: The impact of the global financial crisis on cities and local public services – Brazilian edition

This publication outlines the challenges and the opportunities facing local government leaders following the onset of the global financial crisis and sets out our views on the future for cities and local governments and successful ways for local government leaders to act.

Apr 2010

PwC: trade + finance, no. 2 - Russia

This is the second edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "Financial and institutional solutions for investment in capital goods in Russia”, and the snapshot article covers “Russia and the credit crunch”.

Feb 2010

Looking beyond short-term savings

Now is the time for governments to take a transformational approach to sustainable cost management, one that is comprehensive and bold.

Feb 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

The Commission on Long-Term Care Funding Options: A roundtable summary

The Commission on Long-Term Care Funding Options reports on a roundtable convened by the Social Market Foundation to draw lessons from the experience of previous commissions on long-term care funding and from previous commissions on other policy challenges, notably pensions.

Jan 2010

Operating ecologically: Perspectives for the futures of rural areas

Rural areas are also an important contributor to the country's economic strength. This report highlights their innovative and ecological economic potentials, which help to demonstrate the position of rural areas as important contributor to the country's overall economic strength, to sustain and furthermore to increase their attractiveness as places to live and to work and to use their natural resources in a sustainable way.

Dec 2009

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 1: Supply chains

The first volume of our T&L 2030 series entitled "How will supply chains evolve in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world?" provides a global perspective on the ramifications of energy scarcity and how it is set to reshape the industry.

Oct 2009

PwC trade + finance, no. 1 - the Credit Crunch

This is the first edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University.

Oct 2009

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 – Brazilian edition

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.

Feb 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

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

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

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

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

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

PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States
PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 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.

Nov 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

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

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

Trade & Finance Spring 2013

The feature topic of PwC's Trade & Finance Spring 2013 is the dynamic economic development of China and the challenges facing the new government in Beijing

May 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

Global Green Policy Insights – April 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.

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

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

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

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2013 edition

This bimonthly 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.

Feb 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

Trade & Finance Winter 2012

The topic of Trade & Finance Winter 2012 is India, one of the world´s fastest growing economies

Dec 2012

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2012 edition

This bimonthly 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.

Dec 2012

The perils of persisting with the educational status quo

Australia’s system of primary and secondary education system has traditionally been a high performing one. However, Australia was outperformed by six countries in reading and scientific literacy, and 12 countries in mathematical literacy. The majority of countries that outperformed Australia are located in East Asia.

Nov 2012

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

Trade & Finance Autumn 2012

This issue of Trade & Finance Autumn 2012 examines several potential political responses in relation to the debt crisis at national and European levels.

Oct 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

Global Green Policy Insights − October 2012

This new edition 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.

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

Tax policy & administration: Global trends

The inaugural edition of Global trends starts by looking at the current status of some of the longer term tax plans that have been announced before turning to specific policy moves.

Oct 2012

PSRC: PwC - The financial situation of the German states

German states need to cut their public deficits and reduce them to zero by 2020. Will they all be successful?

Sep 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

Trade & Finance Summer 2012

This Trade & Finance issue analyses what caused the debt crisis in the Euro area and which challenges companies and banks are facing as a result.

Jun 2012

Now what's next for the Eurozone? (German language)

This study focuses on the recent national debt debate and presents four different scenarios on the future of the euro from a German perspective.

Jun 2012

Above the parapet

Above the Parapet: Where Finance needs to position itself in the public sector continues PwC’s research into the role of Finance in the public sector, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by finance directors.

Jun 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

Global Green Policy Insights - June 2012 edition

Government and business leaders, members of civil society and the world’s press convened in Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Jun 2012

PwC: trade + finance, Spring 2012 – Featuring Brazil: Doing Business There

According to a recent PwC study, the South American giant will become the fourth-largest economic power by 2050. This issue of our newsletter aims to clearly illuminate Brazil's enormous potential

Apr 2012

Global Green Policy Insights - April 2012 edition

Following recent developments in international green policy, our latest Global Green Policy Insights publication explores the strategies that Chile, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates are implementing.

Apr 2012

Helping a lost and forgotten generation

This is the latest of our NI Futures series, in which we examine a range of public policy issues that are central to Northern Ireland’s (NI) future prosperity and wellbeing.

Apr 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

Global Green Policy Insights - February 2012 edition

As 2011 drew to a close, all eyes were on Durban as governments gathered there for the annual United Nations climate change summit. One of the key outcomes from the summit, was the launch of a roadmap towards agreeing an ambitious global deal in 2015, to be in force by 2020.

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

Global Green Policy Insights

This new PwC publication will help you to stay abreast of international developments in the rapidly evolving area of green taxes and regulation, and offers valuable insights from our ...

Dec 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 8 – Development Co-Operation

In this issue, we focus on development co-operation and promotion of foreign trade.

Dec 2011

CIOs need to be ahead of the game in developing a cloud computing strategy. Find out why.

Cloud computing provides a valuable business solution to transform capabilities, deliver cost savings, gain business agility and competitive advantage. CIOs must develop a proactive strategy to leverage the benefits.

Dec 2011

Gridlines: Why High-Speed Rail?

This online magazine explains the prospects for high-speed rail in a time of fiscal challenges.

Dec 2011

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

Protecting human health and safety during severe and extreme heat events: A national framework

Heatwaves kill more Australians than any other natural disasters. They have received far less public attention than cyclones, floods or bushfires – they are private, silent deaths which only hit the media when morgues reach capacity or infrastructure fails.

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

Spending Review: One Year On

One year ago the Coalition announced unprecedented levels of public spending cuts. Since then Government has focused on dealing with the deficit and implementing the spending cuts programme.

Oct 2011

Delivering the Information Revolution: From vision to reality

This Talking Points publication explores what needs to happen to turn the "Information Revolution" in the NHS vision into reality.

Oct 2011

What's the score? PwC Productivity Scorecard

Prepared by our Economics and Policy team, the PwC Productivity Scorecardis a quarterly publication measuring productivity across the Australian economy.

Sep 2011

Paying Taxes - the compliance burden

Based on research using data collected as part of the Paying Taxes project, including perspectives from a small number of leading experts, from the public and private sector, this study looks at how governments around the world administer their tax rules, and how different practices can increase or lighten the compliance burden for business.

Sep 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

Australia's Carbon Price - What does it mean for your business?

In this paper, PwC analyses the key features of the plan to be introduced from July 2012 and looks at what business needs to consider.

Sep 2011

Time to choose: Decision-making in an age of fiscal austerity

All of the political parties now agree - spending cuts and tax rises will be needed to address the UK's public sector debt mountain.

Aug 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 7 - Renewable Energy in Germany

In the current issue, we turn our focus to sources of renewable energy: How can they help us achieve our climate targets, and how can we best master the substantial challenge of financing projects in this area?

Jul 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

How sustainable are the UK public finances in the long run?

Raising the retirement age alone is not sufficient for long term UK debt sustainability. This article argues that reducing UK public debt to pre-crisis levels in the long run will require additional tax rises and/or spending cuts of around £20 billion by 2020 in addition to moving the state pension age up to 70 by 2046.

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

Selling HS2 - Delivering a return on Government's investment

The Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond recently confirmed that it is the UK government’s intention to sell High Speed 2 (HS2) once built.

Jul 2011

Making the most of HRA reform

Earlier this year the government announced radical changes to the way rental incomes from social housing are collected. These changes will give councils control of over £300 billion of rental income and make them responsible for deciding how they use it to meet their local housing needs.

Jun 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

Stepping up

Stepping up : The challenges for Finance in the public sector continues PwC's research into the role of Finance in the public sector.

Jun 2011

Investing in Germany – from the investor's perspective

Increased investments in production facilities, infrastructure, new products and procedures as well as human capital are the key elements for a higher and more sustainable growth in Germany.

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

People Management in the Public Sector National Survey - 4th Edition 2011 (Executive Summary)

This study, conducted by PwC Brazil, explores trends and practices of people management in government organizations and state owned companies acting at national and state/regional levels.

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

Game on: Mega-event infrastructure opportunities

The quality of a region’s infrastructure denotes its potential for growth well into the future. Investment in mega-event-related infrastructure can accelerate economic development by as much as three decades.

May 2011

Delivering a National Care Fund: How would a public-private partnership work?

Delivering a National Care Fund: How would a public-private partnership work?is the fifth in a ten part series from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC, alongside BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall. This series is exploring practical solutions for financing social care in the UK.

Apr 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

A practical vision for early childhood education and care

For some time we have known that the period between birth and five years is vital in so many ways to children for both their future well being and their development.

Mar 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

Sustaining an affordable asset base for UK plc

Our latest Talking Points publication looks at how government invests in the UK's infrastructure, and the possibilities for extending this to other parts of the public sector.

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

Rethinking government: doing things differently (Portuguese version)

The key risk facing business – uncertain, volatile economic growth – is now integrally linked with the challenge to governments, mainly in the ‘West’, of stabilising their economies by dealing with fiscal deficits and scaling back government debt whilst avoiding punitive increases in tax.

Mar 2011

Agile Defence

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

Mar 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 6 - Africa

This is the sixth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "ECOWAS – a review of its history and potential”, and the snapshot and viewpoint articles focus on German-African trade relations and on West Africa as a new frontier for investment.

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

Inheritance tax: Could it be used to fund long-term care?

Inheritance Tax: Could it be used to fund long-term care?, January 2011, is the second in a ten part series from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC, alongside BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall. This series is exploring practical solutions for financing social care in the UK.

Jan 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

Business as Usual? - The need for radical change to the delivery of economic policy

The economic recovery in Northern Ireland is weak and lacklustre. So what can the government do?

Jan 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 5 – ASEAN and the financial crisis

This is the fifth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "ASEAN: The secret of success”, and the snapshot article tracks why the ASEAN countries have done so well during the financial crisis.

Jan 2011

Government Futures: Corporation Tax - Game changer or game over?

In this publication we ask if low Corporation Tax is the gamechanger for today's Northern Ireland that Ray McSharry perceived it to be for the Republic of the 1980s – or is it game over for cutting headline rates and, if so, what else is out there?

Jan 2011

Evaluating the reform process of the communal household and accounting system

At the beginning of 2010, more than half of the 211 cities being member of the Deutsche Städtetag - the German Association of Cities, which is the largest national local-authority organization in Germany representing the cause of local self-government - have changed to a new communal household and accounting system based on communal household legislation and on voluntary basis.

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

Aid for Trade: making trade effective for development

Aid for Trade - an initiative by the World Trade Organization WTO - aims at helping developing countries to expand their foreign trade and to acquire the trade-related skills.

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

CDKN Policy Papers

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a new five year initiative designed to support developing countries in making well-informed decisions to successfully build resilience, adapt to climate change and tackle poverty.

Dec 2010

Gridlines - Reinventing healthcare infrastructure

This edition of 'Gridlines' covers topics on PPP, Food Safety and Intellectual Capital

Dec 2010

A matter of primary importance - Making the most of audit committees in primary and secondary education institutions

Across Canada, public and private school boards are facing increased pressure and scrutiny to curb financial expenditures. Complex and evolving accounting regulations along with government mandates further spurs the need to structure effective audit committees with the appropriate financial expertise.

Dec 2010

Germany 2020 - Jobs of the future

Demographic change will heat up the competition for qualified employees. By 2020, almost 4 out of 10 districts in Germany will face a reduction in employment. This development will mostly affect districts and cities in the East of Germany and in economically less developed regions in the West. The trend can only be reversed by a significant increase in regional investment to improve education and qualifications. These are the main findings of the study "Germany 2020 - Jobs of the future" published by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) on behalf of PwC.

Dec 2010

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

A vision for funding adult social care

A new publication from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC as well as BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall, seeks to provide a long term vision for adult social care funding. This is the first of a series of publications on the funding options for social care in the UK.

Dec 2010

Paying Taxes 2011 - The global picture

Paying Taxes looks at the impact of tax systems on business using a case study company

Nov 2010

Global State of Information Security Survey

According to the results of the 2011 Global State of Information Security Survey® - executives across industries and markets worldwide have been reluctant to release funding supporting the information security function.

Nov 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

Assertive citizens: New relationships in the public services

A Social Market Foundation report produced in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP examines how the rise in "assertive individualism" is affecting public policy in the UK and draws conclusions on how government can enable reform in a way which empowers users in their dealings with public services.

Nov 2010

Audit proof storage of public sector data

There is need for action in the public sector when it comes to storing data in an audit-proof fashion. Unlike the private sector, where audit-proof storage has largely been adopted as common practice, the public sector is often unaware of the problem and lacks the necessary knowledge about how to store all documents that may in the long-term be required by auditors. This report from PwC and IMTB Consulting identifies areas in need of action and provides examples of best practice.

Nov 2010

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 3: Emerging Markets

PwC, in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management Institute of the EBS Business School, recently conducted a RealTime Delphi survey of 90 panellists in 28 countries. Our latest publication "Transportation & Logistics 2030 Volume 3: Emerging Markets - new hubs, new spokes, new industry leaders?" draws upon the results of this survey.

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

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

Expectations and Aspirations: Public attitudes towards social care

The future of social care has long been a topic of policy debate in the UK. Current social care arrangements are widely considered to be financially unsustainable, incoherent and unfair. However, despite the strong consensus for the need for change, policy on social care has stagnated.

Nov 2010

Finance at the crossroads: The changing role of finance in government and the public sector

Finance functions in government and the public sector face one common and pervasive challenge - balancing competing demands of finance efficiency, compliance and control, and insight. In any organisation, finance must juggle with running efficiently, demonstrating value for money while establishing and maintaining effective controls to manage risk, and delivering real insight to the business.

Nov 2010

The Perfect Storm

There is widespread agreement that there is an impending crisis in public sector finances. The impact on local government will be significant with many predicting a correction of between 25% - 30% of the cost base.

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

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

Economic outlook: Largest city economies in the world in 2008 and 2025

In this extract from PwC's UK Economic Outlook - November 2009 we have combined data from a number of reputable sources (e.g. the OECD, the UN and the World Bank as well as national statistical agencies) to produce a ranking by GDP at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) exchange rates of the largest 100 urban economies in the world in 2008.

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

When Im 94: How to fund care for an ageing population

The Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) are working in partnership to consider how the future system of social care can be based on principles of fairness, sustainability and simplicity.

Nov 2010

School workforce matters

School Workforce Matters reports that while Northern Ireland significantly outperforms the rest of the UK in terms of A-Level and top-end GCSE results, a long tail of under-achievement persists.

Nov 2010

A place at the top table

This publication continues PricewaterhouseCoopers' research into the role of Finance in the public sector, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by finance directors across the sector.

Nov 2010

Testing Times

This paper explores the successful aspects of the change projects we have been involved in. Our findings demonstrate that when thinking about change in different political and economic contexts there are common features that can make or break a programme.

Nov 2010

Paying taxes 2010: The global picture

Paying Taxes 2010 was conducted against the backdrop of a global recession, which meant falling tax revenues around the world, and the need for governments to make difficult tax policy choices. Despite this, it is clear from the study that tax reform remains high on governments' agendas.

Nov 2010

Cities of Opportunity (March 2010)

The third annual edition of Cities of opportunity provides a robust quantitative and qualitative analysis of 21 capitals of business, finance and culture worldwide to determine which city policies are working best for businesses and citizens.

Nov 2010

HealthCast: The customisation of diagnosis, care and cure

This is the latest in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute's thought leadership series, HealthCast, which conducts research to identify key global healthcare trends and assess their strategic implications for health systems around the world.

Nov 2010

Capable Communities: Towards Citizen-Powered Public Services

Everyone is talking about the 'Big Society' but much of the discussion to date has been abstract rather than practical.

Nov 2010

Gridlines: Building Intelligent Infrastructures

This edition introduces a new PwC magazine devoted to infrastructure. Our goal is to make it short, interesting and valuable for businesspersons, policymakers and government officials working in the sector fitting easily into your day and adding a constructive element.

Oct 2010

Flare - Highlighting public sector issues, October 2010

This periodical explores challenging issues and highlights PwC’s commitment to improving the business of government and public sector across South Africa.

Oct 2010

Crime rate in the public sector, 2010

Damage to the public sector by various types of crime has been covered in the media for several years and the fight against corruption is high up the agenda for all levels of government. The importance of the topic and the lack of statistical data was the motivation for PwC to conduct a comprehensive study. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of different types of crime on the public sector.

Oct 2010

Innovation - Government's Many Roles

In this 50-page report, PricewaterhouseCoopers assembles in-house research on a dozen countries, as well as several US states, known for large concentrations of high-tech organisations, reviewing and analysing the specific tax, legal and other fiscal policies that these governments are employing to foster innovation in their territories.

Oct 2010

Northern Ireland: Whatever happened to the Programme for Government?

This publication considers the previous Programme for Government in Northern Ireland (2008-11) in terms of outturns contrasted to targets with a view to informing the most recent Programme for Government (2011-15).

Oct 2010

The lack of qualified staff in the ambulant and non-ambulant health segment by 2030

The health system in Germany at its current state will not be sustainable in the future. This is less a result of rising costs caused by demographic change and medical progress but rather a consequence of the lack of specifically trained staff. This study conducted by PwC Germany in cooperation with the WifOR Research Institute in Darmstadt uses a sophisticated model to analyze the trend in employment of medical and non-medical staff in ambulant and non-ambulant health facilities in the German health sector over the coming years.

Oct 2010

Sectoral and regional impact of the fiscal squeeze

Nearly one million public and private sector workers are expected to lose their jobs by 2014/15 because of public sector spending cuts. And, some regions and industries will be hit harder than others.

Oct 2010

The value of PFI: hanging in the balance (sheet)?

This publication looks at the impact of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the light of the impending adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by the UK Government from 2008/2009 onwards.

Sep 2010

PwC: trade + finance, no. 4 – Infrastructure

This is the fourth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "Infrastructure: the sector of the decade”, and the snapshot article covers the challenges for infrastructure finance.

Sep 2010

Dealing with (even more) debt

The UK public finances remain under severe strain. Recession has been more severe than forecast and the rising tide of public debt is worrying politicians, businesses, bond markets, credit rating agencies and taxpayers alike. Taking tough decisions on both tax and spending will be critical to turning the tide of debt.

Sep 2010

Review of Carbon Markets: Creating a successful international framework

As part of Tony Blair and The Climate Group's Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative, PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned to review the state of the carbon markets. Our review recommends what it will take to create a successful international framework.

Sep 2010

Reforming public services and narrowing the fiscal gap

Exceptional times require exceptional responses. The UK's public finances are under severe strain due to the effects of the global financial crisis and the deepening UK recession.

Sep 2010

Effective Disaster Recovery - What lessons can we learn from Australia's Black Saturday Bushfires?

Comments on some of the lessons learned from ‘Black Saturday’ in Victoria last year to assist recovery in the event of disaster or, more importantly, assist in disaster planning.

Jul 2010

Public Waste Management – An investment for the future of the cities - Brazilian edition

Public Waste Management – An investment for the future of the cities underlines that quality, financial sustainability structures, planning and society´s awareness are major elements needed for success and excellence in public waste management.

Jun 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

London Councils

New thinking is needed to meet the scale of the UK's fiscal challenge. Public services – particularly locally – still underperform in working effectively across organisational boundaries which impacts adversely on quality and outcomes. It also builds cost and inefficiency into the system.

May 2010

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 2: Transport Infrastructure

Transport infrastructure is vital to economic growth and international competitiveness, but pressures on public spending pose serious challenges to future investment. Governments will need to develop strong partnerships with private sector companies, both to fund and finance new infrastructure projects, and in some cases to finance existing systems.

May 2010

pwc: trade+finance, no. 3 - Aviation, aerospace and defence

This is the third edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is " The dynamics and trends of the aviation industry”, and the snapshot articles covers the current perspectives and challenges for the aerospace & defence industry.

May 2010

Seizing the day: The impact of the global financial crisis on cities and local public services – Brazilian edition

This publication outlines the challenges and the opportunities facing local government leaders following the onset of the global financial crisis and sets out our views on the future for cities and local governments and successful ways for local government leaders to act.

Apr 2010

PwC: trade + finance, no. 2 - Russia

This is the second edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "Financial and institutional solutions for investment in capital goods in Russia”, and the snapshot article covers “Russia and the credit crunch”.

Feb 2010

Looking beyond short-term savings

Now is the time for governments to take a transformational approach to sustainable cost management, one that is comprehensive and bold.

Feb 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

The Commission on Long-Term Care Funding Options: A roundtable summary

The Commission on Long-Term Care Funding Options reports on a roundtable convened by the Social Market Foundation to draw lessons from the experience of previous commissions on long-term care funding and from previous commissions on other policy challenges, notably pensions.

Jan 2010

Operating ecologically: Perspectives for the futures of rural areas

Rural areas are also an important contributor to the country's economic strength. This report highlights their innovative and ecological economic potentials, which help to demonstrate the position of rural areas as important contributor to the country's overall economic strength, to sustain and furthermore to increase their attractiveness as places to live and to work and to use their natural resources in a sustainable way.

Dec 2009

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 1: Supply chains

The first volume of our T&L 2030 series entitled "How will supply chains evolve in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world?" provides a global perspective on the ramifications of energy scarcity and how it is set to reshape the industry.

Oct 2009

PwC trade + finance, no. 1 - the Credit Crunch

This is the first edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University.

Oct 2009

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 – Brazilian edition

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.

Feb 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

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

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

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

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

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

PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States
PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 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.

Nov 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

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

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

Trade & Finance Spring 2013

The feature topic of PwC's Trade & Finance Spring 2013 is the dynamic economic development of China and the challenges facing the new government in Beijing

May 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

Global Green Policy Insights – April 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.

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

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

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

Global Green Policy Insights – February 2013 edition

This bimonthly 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.

Feb 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

Trade & Finance Winter 2012

The topic of Trade & Finance Winter 2012 is India, one of the world´s fastest growing economies

Dec 2012

Global Green Policy Insights – December 2012 edition

This bimonthly 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.

Dec 2012

The perils of persisting with the educational status quo

Australia’s system of primary and secondary education system has traditionally been a high performing one. However, Australia was outperformed by six countries in reading and scientific literacy, and 12 countries in mathematical literacy. The majority of countries that outperformed Australia are located in East Asia.

Nov 2012

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

Trade & Finance Autumn 2012

This issue of Trade & Finance Autumn 2012 examines several potential political responses in relation to the debt crisis at national and European levels.

Oct 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

Global Green Policy Insights − October 2012

This new edition 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.

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

Tax policy & administration: Global trends

The inaugural edition of Global trends starts by looking at the current status of some of the longer term tax plans that have been announced before turning to specific policy moves.

Oct 2012

PSRC: PwC - The financial situation of the German states

German states need to cut their public deficits and reduce them to zero by 2020. Will they all be successful?

Sep 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

Trade & Finance Summer 2012

This Trade & Finance issue analyses what caused the debt crisis in the Euro area and which challenges companies and banks are facing as a result.

Jun 2012

Now what's next for the Eurozone? (German language)

This study focuses on the recent national debt debate and presents four different scenarios on the future of the euro from a German perspective.

Jun 2012

Above the parapet

Above the Parapet: Where Finance needs to position itself in the public sector continues PwC’s research into the role of Finance in the public sector, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by finance directors.

Jun 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

Global Green Policy Insights - June 2012 edition

Government and business leaders, members of civil society and the world’s press convened in Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Jun 2012

PwC: trade + finance, Spring 2012 – Featuring Brazil: Doing Business There

According to a recent PwC study, the South American giant will become the fourth-largest economic power by 2050. This issue of our newsletter aims to clearly illuminate Brazil's enormous potential

Apr 2012

Global Green Policy Insights - April 2012 edition

Following recent developments in international green policy, our latest Global Green Policy Insights publication explores the strategies that Chile, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates are implementing.

Apr 2012

Helping a lost and forgotten generation

This is the latest of our NI Futures series, in which we examine a range of public policy issues that are central to Northern Ireland’s (NI) future prosperity and wellbeing.

Apr 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

Global Green Policy Insights - February 2012 edition

As 2011 drew to a close, all eyes were on Durban as governments gathered there for the annual United Nations climate change summit. One of the key outcomes from the summit, was the launch of a roadmap towards agreeing an ambitious global deal in 2015, to be in force by 2020.

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

Global Green Policy Insights

This new PwC publication will help you to stay abreast of international developments in the rapidly evolving area of green taxes and regulation, and offers valuable insights from our ...

Dec 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 8 – Development Co-Operation

In this issue, we focus on development co-operation and promotion of foreign trade.

Dec 2011

CIOs need to be ahead of the game in developing a cloud computing strategy. Find out why.

Cloud computing provides a valuable business solution to transform capabilities, deliver cost savings, gain business agility and competitive advantage. CIOs must develop a proactive strategy to leverage the benefits.

Dec 2011

Gridlines: Why High-Speed Rail?

This online magazine explains the prospects for high-speed rail in a time of fiscal challenges.

Dec 2011

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

Protecting human health and safety during severe and extreme heat events: A national framework

Heatwaves kill more Australians than any other natural disasters. They have received far less public attention than cyclones, floods or bushfires – they are private, silent deaths which only hit the media when morgues reach capacity or infrastructure fails.

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

Spending Review: One Year On

One year ago the Coalition announced unprecedented levels of public spending cuts. Since then Government has focused on dealing with the deficit and implementing the spending cuts programme.

Oct 2011

Delivering the Information Revolution: From vision to reality

This Talking Points publication explores what needs to happen to turn the "Information Revolution" in the NHS vision into reality.

Oct 2011

What's the score? PwC Productivity Scorecard

Prepared by our Economics and Policy team, the PwC Productivity Scorecardis a quarterly publication measuring productivity across the Australian economy.

Sep 2011

Paying Taxes - the compliance burden

Based on research using data collected as part of the Paying Taxes project, including perspectives from a small number of leading experts, from the public and private sector, this study looks at how governments around the world administer their tax rules, and how different practices can increase or lighten the compliance burden for business.

Sep 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

Australia's Carbon Price - What does it mean for your business?

In this paper, PwC analyses the key features of the plan to be introduced from July 2012 and looks at what business needs to consider.

Sep 2011

Time to choose: Decision-making in an age of fiscal austerity

All of the political parties now agree - spending cuts and tax rises will be needed to address the UK's public sector debt mountain.

Aug 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 7 - Renewable Energy in Germany

In the current issue, we turn our focus to sources of renewable energy: How can they help us achieve our climate targets, and how can we best master the substantial challenge of financing projects in this area?

Jul 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

How sustainable are the UK public finances in the long run?

Raising the retirement age alone is not sufficient for long term UK debt sustainability. This article argues that reducing UK public debt to pre-crisis levels in the long run will require additional tax rises and/or spending cuts of around £20 billion by 2020 in addition to moving the state pension age up to 70 by 2046.

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

Selling HS2 - Delivering a return on Government's investment

The Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond recently confirmed that it is the UK government’s intention to sell High Speed 2 (HS2) once built.

Jul 2011

Making the most of HRA reform

Earlier this year the government announced radical changes to the way rental incomes from social housing are collected. These changes will give councils control of over £300 billion of rental income and make them responsible for deciding how they use it to meet their local housing needs.

Jun 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

Stepping up

Stepping up : The challenges for Finance in the public sector continues PwC's research into the role of Finance in the public sector.

Jun 2011

Investing in Germany – from the investor's perspective

Increased investments in production facilities, infrastructure, new products and procedures as well as human capital are the key elements for a higher and more sustainable growth in Germany.

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

People Management in the Public Sector National Survey - 4th Edition 2011 (Executive Summary)

This study, conducted by PwC Brazil, explores trends and practices of people management in government organizations and state owned companies acting at national and state/regional levels.

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

Game on: Mega-event infrastructure opportunities

The quality of a region’s infrastructure denotes its potential for growth well into the future. Investment in mega-event-related infrastructure can accelerate economic development by as much as three decades.

May 2011

Delivering a National Care Fund: How would a public-private partnership work?

Delivering a National Care Fund: How would a public-private partnership work?is the fifth in a ten part series from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC, alongside BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall. This series is exploring practical solutions for financing social care in the UK.

Apr 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

A practical vision for early childhood education and care

For some time we have known that the period between birth and five years is vital in so many ways to children for both their future well being and their development.

Mar 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

Sustaining an affordable asset base for UK plc

Our latest Talking Points publication looks at how government invests in the UK's infrastructure, and the possibilities for extending this to other parts of the public sector.

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

Rethinking government: doing things differently (Portuguese version)

The key risk facing business – uncertain, volatile economic growth – is now integrally linked with the challenge to governments, mainly in the ‘West’, of stabilising their economies by dealing with fiscal deficits and scaling back government debt whilst avoiding punitive increases in tax.

Mar 2011

Agile Defence

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

Mar 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 6 - Africa

This is the sixth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "ECOWAS – a review of its history and potential”, and the snapshot and viewpoint articles focus on German-African trade relations and on West Africa as a new frontier for investment.

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

Inheritance tax: Could it be used to fund long-term care?

Inheritance Tax: Could it be used to fund long-term care?, January 2011, is the second in a ten part series from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC, alongside BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall. This series is exploring practical solutions for financing social care in the UK.

Jan 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

Business as Usual? - The need for radical change to the delivery of economic policy

The economic recovery in Northern Ireland is weak and lacklustre. So what can the government do?

Jan 2011

PwC: trade + finance, no. 5 – ASEAN and the financial crisis

This is the fifth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "ASEAN: The secret of success”, and the snapshot article tracks why the ASEAN countries have done so well during the financial crisis.

Jan 2011

Government Futures: Corporation Tax - Game changer or game over?

In this publication we ask if low Corporation Tax is the gamechanger for today's Northern Ireland that Ray McSharry perceived it to be for the Republic of the 1980s – or is it game over for cutting headline rates and, if so, what else is out there?

Jan 2011

Evaluating the reform process of the communal household and accounting system

At the beginning of 2010, more than half of the 211 cities being member of the Deutsche Städtetag - the German Association of Cities, which is the largest national local-authority organization in Germany representing the cause of local self-government - have changed to a new communal household and accounting system based on communal household legislation and on voluntary basis.

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

Aid for Trade: making trade effective for development

Aid for Trade - an initiative by the World Trade Organization WTO - aims at helping developing countries to expand their foreign trade and to acquire the trade-related skills.

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

CDKN Policy Papers

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a new five year initiative designed to support developing countries in making well-informed decisions to successfully build resilience, adapt to climate change and tackle poverty.

Dec 2010

Gridlines - Reinventing healthcare infrastructure

This edition of 'Gridlines' covers topics on PPP, Food Safety and Intellectual Capital

Dec 2010

A matter of primary importance - Making the most of audit committees in primary and secondary education institutions

Across Canada, public and private school boards are facing increased pressure and scrutiny to curb financial expenditures. Complex and evolving accounting regulations along with government mandates further spurs the need to structure effective audit committees with the appropriate financial expertise.

Dec 2010

Germany 2020 - Jobs of the future

Demographic change will heat up the competition for qualified employees. By 2020, almost 4 out of 10 districts in Germany will face a reduction in employment. This development will mostly affect districts and cities in the East of Germany and in economically less developed regions in the West. The trend can only be reversed by a significant increase in regional investment to improve education and qualifications. These are the main findings of the study "Germany 2020 - Jobs of the future" published by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) on behalf of PwC.

Dec 2010

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

A vision for funding adult social care

A new publication from the Strategic Society Centre, with support from PwC as well as BUPA, Age UK and Tunstall, seeks to provide a long term vision for adult social care funding. This is the first of a series of publications on the funding options for social care in the UK.

Dec 2010

Paying Taxes 2011 - The global picture

Paying Taxes looks at the impact of tax systems on business using a case study company

Nov 2010

Global State of Information Security Survey

According to the results of the 2011 Global State of Information Security Survey® - executives across industries and markets worldwide have been reluctant to release funding supporting the information security function.

Nov 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

Assertive citizens: New relationships in the public services

A Social Market Foundation report produced in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP examines how the rise in "assertive individualism" is affecting public policy in the UK and draws conclusions on how government can enable reform in a way which empowers users in their dealings with public services.

Nov 2010

Audit proof storage of public sector data

There is need for action in the public sector when it comes to storing data in an audit-proof fashion. Unlike the private sector, where audit-proof storage has largely been adopted as common practice, the public sector is often unaware of the problem and lacks the necessary knowledge about how to store all documents that may in the long-term be required by auditors. This report from PwC and IMTB Consulting identifies areas in need of action and provides examples of best practice.

Nov 2010

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 3: Emerging Markets

PwC, in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management Institute of the EBS Business School, recently conducted a RealTime Delphi survey of 90 panellists in 28 countries. Our latest publication "Transportation & Logistics 2030 Volume 3: Emerging Markets - new hubs, new spokes, new industry leaders?" draws upon the results of this survey.

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

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

Expectations and Aspirations: Public attitudes towards social care

The future of social care has long been a topic of policy debate in the UK. Current social care arrangements are widely considered to be financially unsustainable, incoherent and unfair. However, despite the strong consensus for the need for change, policy on social care has stagnated.

Nov 2010

Finance at the crossroads: The changing role of finance in government and the public sector

Finance functions in government and the public sector face one common and pervasive challenge - balancing competing demands of finance efficiency, compliance and control, and insight. In any organisation, finance must juggle with running efficiently, demonstrating value for money while establishing and maintaining effective controls to manage risk, and delivering real insight to the business.

Nov 2010

The Perfect Storm

There is widespread agreement that there is an impending crisis in public sector finances. The impact on local government will be significant with many predicting a correction of between 25% - 30% of the cost base.

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

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

Economic outlook: Largest city economies in the world in 2008 and 2025

In this extract from PwC's UK Economic Outlook - November 2009 we have combined data from a number of reputable sources (e.g. the OECD, the UN and the World Bank as well as national statistical agencies) to produce a ranking by GDP at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) exchange rates of the largest 100 urban economies in the world in 2008.

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

When Im 94: How to fund care for an ageing population

The Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) are working in partnership to consider how the future system of social care can be based on principles of fairness, sustainability and simplicity.

Nov 2010

School workforce matters

School Workforce Matters reports that while Northern Ireland significantly outperforms the rest of the UK in terms of A-Level and top-end GCSE results, a long tail of under-achievement persists.

Nov 2010

A place at the top table

This publication continues PricewaterhouseCoopers' research into the role of Finance in the public sector, examining the trends, issues and the changing environment faced by finance directors across the sector.

Nov 2010

Testing Times

This paper explores the successful aspects of the change projects we have been involved in. Our findings demonstrate that when thinking about change in different political and economic contexts there are common features that can make or break a programme.

Nov 2010

Paying taxes 2010: The global picture

Paying Taxes 2010 was conducted against the backdrop of a global recession, which meant falling tax revenues around the world, and the need for governments to make difficult tax policy choices. Despite this, it is clear from the study that tax reform remains high on governments' agendas.

Nov 2010

Cities of Opportunity (March 2010)

The third annual edition of Cities of opportunity provides a robust quantitative and qualitative analysis of 21 capitals of business, finance and culture worldwide to determine which city policies are working best for businesses and citizens.

Nov 2010

HealthCast: The customisation of diagnosis, care and cure

This is the latest in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute's thought leadership series, HealthCast, which conducts research to identify key global healthcare trends and assess their strategic implications for health systems around the world.

Nov 2010

Capable Communities: Towards Citizen-Powered Public Services

Everyone is talking about the 'Big Society' but much of the discussion to date has been abstract rather than practical.

Nov 2010

Gridlines: Building Intelligent Infrastructures

This edition introduces a new PwC magazine devoted to infrastructure. Our goal is to make it short, interesting and valuable for businesspersons, policymakers and government officials working in the sector fitting easily into your day and adding a constructive element.

Oct 2010

Flare - Highlighting public sector issues, October 2010

This periodical explores challenging issues and highlights PwC’s commitment to improving the business of government and public sector across South Africa.

Oct 2010

Crime rate in the public sector, 2010

Damage to the public sector by various types of crime has been covered in the media for several years and the fight against corruption is high up the agenda for all levels of government. The importance of the topic and the lack of statistical data was the motivation for PwC to conduct a comprehensive study. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of different types of crime on the public sector.

Oct 2010

Innovation - Government's Many Roles

In this 50-page report, PricewaterhouseCoopers assembles in-house research on a dozen countries, as well as several US states, known for large concentrations of high-tech organisations, reviewing and analysing the specific tax, legal and other fiscal policies that these governments are employing to foster innovation in their territories.

Oct 2010

Northern Ireland: Whatever happened to the Programme for Government?

This publication considers the previous Programme for Government in Northern Ireland (2008-11) in terms of outturns contrasted to targets with a view to informing the most recent Programme for Government (2011-15).

Oct 2010

The lack of qualified staff in the ambulant and non-ambulant health segment by 2030

The health system in Germany at its current state will not be sustainable in the future. This is less a result of rising costs caused by demographic change and medical progress but rather a consequence of the lack of specifically trained staff. This study conducted by PwC Germany in cooperation with the WifOR Research Institute in Darmstadt uses a sophisticated model to analyze the trend in employment of medical and non-medical staff in ambulant and non-ambulant health facilities in the German health sector over the coming years.

Oct 2010

Sectoral and regional impact of the fiscal squeeze

Nearly one million public and private sector workers are expected to lose their jobs by 2014/15 because of public sector spending cuts. And, some regions and industries will be hit harder than others.

Oct 2010

The value of PFI: hanging in the balance (sheet)?

This publication looks at the impact of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the light of the impending adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by the UK Government from 2008/2009 onwards.

Sep 2010

PwC: trade + finance, no. 4 – Infrastructure

This is the fourth edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "Infrastructure: the sector of the decade”, and the snapshot article covers the challenges for infrastructure finance.

Sep 2010

Dealing with (even more) debt

The UK public finances remain under severe strain. Recession has been more severe than forecast and the rising tide of public debt is worrying politicians, businesses, bond markets, credit rating agencies and taxpayers alike. Taking tough decisions on both tax and spending will be critical to turning the tide of debt.

Sep 2010

Review of Carbon Markets: Creating a successful international framework

As part of Tony Blair and The Climate Group's Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative, PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned to review the state of the carbon markets. Our review recommends what it will take to create a successful international framework.

Sep 2010

Reforming public services and narrowing the fiscal gap

Exceptional times require exceptional responses. The UK's public finances are under severe strain due to the effects of the global financial crisis and the deepening UK recession.

Sep 2010

Effective Disaster Recovery - What lessons can we learn from Australia's Black Saturday Bushfires?

Comments on some of the lessons learned from ‘Black Saturday’ in Victoria last year to assist recovery in the event of disaster or, more importantly, assist in disaster planning.

Jul 2010

Public Waste Management – An investment for the future of the cities - Brazilian edition

Public Waste Management – An investment for the future of the cities underlines that quality, financial sustainability structures, planning and society´s awareness are major elements needed for success and excellence in public waste management.

Jun 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

London Councils

New thinking is needed to meet the scale of the UK's fiscal challenge. Public services – particularly locally – still underperform in working effectively across organisational boundaries which impacts adversely on quality and outcomes. It also builds cost and inefficiency into the system.

May 2010

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 2: Transport Infrastructure

Transport infrastructure is vital to economic growth and international competitiveness, but pressures on public spending pose serious challenges to future investment. Governments will need to develop strong partnerships with private sector companies, both to fund and finance new infrastructure projects, and in some cases to finance existing systems.

May 2010

pwc: trade+finance, no. 3 - Aviation, aerospace and defence

This is the third edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is " The dynamics and trends of the aviation industry”, and the snapshot articles covers the current perspectives and challenges for the aerospace & defence industry.

May 2010

Seizing the day: The impact of the global financial crisis on cities and local public services – Brazilian edition

This publication outlines the challenges and the opportunities facing local government leaders following the onset of the global financial crisis and sets out our views on the future for cities and local governments and successful ways for local government leaders to act.

Apr 2010

PwC: trade + finance, no. 2 - Russia

This is the second edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University. This edition’s feature article is "Financial and institutional solutions for investment in capital goods in Russia”, and the snapshot article covers “Russia and the credit crunch”.

Feb 2010

Looking beyond short-term savings

Now is the time for governments to take a transformational approach to sustainable cost management, one that is comprehensive and bold.

Feb 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

The Commission on Long-Term Care Funding Options: A roundtable summary

The Commission on Long-Term Care Funding Options reports on a roundtable convened by the Social Market Foundation to draw lessons from the experience of previous commissions on long-term care funding and from previous commissions on other policy challenges, notably pensions.

Jan 2010

Operating ecologically: Perspectives for the futures of rural areas

Rural areas are also an important contributor to the country's economic strength. This report highlights their innovative and ecological economic potentials, which help to demonstrate the position of rural areas as important contributor to the country's overall economic strength, to sustain and furthermore to increase their attractiveness as places to live and to work and to use their natural resources in a sustainable way.

Dec 2009

Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Volume 1: Supply chains

The first volume of our T&L 2030 series entitled "How will supply chains evolve in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world?" provides a global perspective on the ramifications of energy scarcity and how it is set to reshape the industry.

Oct 2009

PwC trade + finance, no. 1 - the Credit Crunch

This is the first edition of a quarterly executive newsletter "pwc:trade+finance" focusing on selected topics in the field of trade and trade financing, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute of the London Metropolitan University.

Oct 2009

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 – Brazilian edition

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.

Feb 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