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Focus on Education

April 2014
U.S. universities and colleges face a host of challenges. But a number of large and small experiments across the nation point the way forward.
February 2014
Most superintendents would welcome greater business engagement, according to a survey by BCG and Harvard Business School.
February 2014
Business leaders should help transform the U.S. education system, from preschool through grade 12. BCG, Harvard Business School, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identify effective strategies.
January 2014
The shift to online learning has given U.S. publishers a once-in-a-decade opportunity to expand their share of the $1 trillion spent each year on education.

Transforming Government Services

January 2014
New York City enlisted BCG’s help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The effort harnessed detailed data on the storm damage and set rebuilding priorities.

Sustainable Development

March 2014
Explore BCG’s new approach to measuring sustainable economic development with this interactive graphic.
February 2014
As governments increasingly focus on the overall well-being, or standard of living, of their citizens, they are looking for ways to integrate well-being into policymaking.

Winning in the Digital Economy

December 2013
To stay relevant in today’s “always on,” borderless, and fast-paced digital-media industry, public-service broadcasters must become leading providers of content across all media.
January 2013
In this podcast, Michèle Flournoy reflects on her time as U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, describing how she managed tough tradeoffs and championed strategy.
Government Strategy
January 2014
Governments around the world are grappling with how to effectively reduce spending. BCG has identified seven factors that drive meaningful—and sustainable—cost reductions in government.
January 2013
Is government strategy dead? Far from it. But governments need to vary their style of strategy according to the challenges they face.
Sourcing & Procurement
December 2013
Companies can determine in advance the likelihood that a given IT-outsourcing program will succeed—and take steps to maximize its chances of success.
June 2013
Governments are increasingly outsourcing critical and complex services. These deals present challenges—but a set of proven techniques can help governments build more productive partnerships.