Proudly supporting our government and public sector clients as they pursue their powerful national transformation agendas.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems, and our strategy for achieving this is to work as part of a community of solvers, addressing the two most fundamental needs our government and public sector clients across the Middle East have:
The need to respond successfully to the forces of change shaping our world, including technological disruption, resource scarcity, and demographic change
The need to build trust at a time when it is both more fragile and more complicated to earn
With more than 40 years experience serving our clients in the region, we deliver outcomes for organisations, stakeholders and communities that make a positive and sustainable impact. Our solutions, from strategy and policy through to execution, are human-led and tech-powered. These solutions are driving real-life results for our region as it goes through a period of massive and fast transformation.Learn moreabout how we are supporting governments in their transformation journeys
The Middle East is both the most urbanised and one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world. Two-thirds of Middle Eastern populations live in cities – well above the global average of 50%. This places a strategic importance on cities and local government as a priority sector.
New and re-emerging cities
Nature-based solutions and a powerful ESG agenda
Smart, smart… everything
Political tensions and geopolitical instability has pushed investment and increased defense spending across the Middle East. With global spending on defense on the rise, the key trends in the Middle East are characteristic of governments worldwide.
Localization in the new frontiers of Defense
Multi-domain framework for defense and horizon scanning
Spending efficiency and commercialisation
Characterised for the most part by increasing inflation and commodity prices, pre-Covid priorities of diversification, fiscal balance and employment will continue to dominate Middle East agendas.
Diversification to non-oil, knowledge-based and innovative economies
Promoting Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Creating a conducive environment for Trade and Investments
With ambitious government transformation agendas driving change in the region, and just under 30% of the population between the ages of 15-29; education and lifelong learning is a key priority for the Middle East. The focus on accessibility, inclusivity and relevance of education curricula and skilling programmes has resulted in:
An evolution in how we teach and learn
Students empowered by choice
Lifelong learning for the future
Governments globally are commiting to net zero targets, with 136 countries having already pledged. In the Middle East this includes Saudi Arabia and Bahrain committing to net zero by 2060 and the UAE by 2050. As one of the world’s regions most impacted by climate change, the sustainability agenda presents Middle East governments with important key policy choices and transformation opportunities, as ESG is no longer a nice to have but a must have.
Climate Change & Global Warming
Water: The New Gold
The Energy Transition
As diverse as the Middle East is, there are a number of pressing issues that drive the policy agendas of governments, international development organisations and community groups alike
A young Middle East: Asset or Liability?
Hotbed for Climate Change
In & Out: Displacement and Brain Drain
The stakes are high for governments worldwide. Government readiness, and its resilience and agility has direct bearing on public confidence and trust, socio-economic development, and quality of life for citizens.
Re-imagining safety and security
Collaborative Operational Models
A multi-disciplinary, digitally savvy cadre of professionals
After the hit the Middle East tourism sector took during the pandemic – resulting in the loss of over 1.2 million tourism related jobs, the tourism sector is rebounding – with a strong and clear vision of the way ahead.
Innovative partnerships for pragmatic goals
New, niche destinations & experiences
Digitally enhanced experiences
Middle East Government and Public Sector Leader & Global Advisory Government and Public Sector Leader
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