Public Sector

   
      

Public Sector

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Sustainable Development

March 2016
Vietnam is among the global leaders in converting wealth into the well-being of citizens. But to maintain its rapid progress, the country must address three key challenges.
May 2015
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.
May 2015
Find out how your country measures up in terms of its citizens’ well-being according to BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment.

Focus on Education

March 2016
Education technology holds promise to help foster increasingly important social and emotional skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
November 2015
School districts must close the gap between the engaging, relevant, and hands-on training that teachers and administrators want and the reality of disengagement with collaborative training on the ground.
June 2014
Institutions that adapt to the still-emerging demands that students and parents have begun placing on online education will tap into new sources of growth and innovation.
April 2014
Schools striving to integrate instructional technologies in the classroom can achieve better student outcomes by means of four key building blocks.
Filling the Skills Gap
March 2016
One of the most effective means of fighting poverty and boosting economic development is job creation. But many applicants lack the right training and experience.
March 2015
All too often in many countries, students do not get the education they must have to prosper in the twenty-first century. Education technology can help close this skills gap.

Business & the Public Sector

July 2015
Governments often stumble when it comes to tapping the private sector to help job seekers find employment, but five factors can make such partnerships successful.
June 2014
Joblinge’s intensive, cost-effective program addresses unemployment in Germany and prepares disadvantaged young people for the job market by providing skills, experience, and employment opportunities.
November 2013
Businesses have long used segmentation—assessing customer segments and tailoring their offerings to meet the needs of each—with great success. Now the approach is set to transform governments as well.

Spotlight on Africa

May 2015
South Africa’s performance on four critical dimensions—education, health care, employment, and income equality—weighs heavily on the nation's ability to improve economic and social well-being.
January 2014
Africa’s growth is attracting attention, but companies must change how they do business on the continent if they want to succeed there.
May 2014
Complex transnational infrastructure programs in Africa are extremely difficult to manage, but a framework of best practices can help in overcoming the challenges.

The New Digital Era

May 2015

New Zealand is working to digitize its public services so that citizens can easily complete their transactions with government. The response has exceeded expectations.

March 2015
There will be more than 1 billion new Internet users by 2020. Will the digital infrastructure be able to keep up with demand?
July 2014
Citizens around the world are taking advantage of digital government services. This infographic points to opportunities to improve satisfaction and increase participation.
June 2014
The public sector has made good progress in delivering digital services, but most countries are not moving as quickly as users would like, and the big challenges still lie ahead.