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15 February 2017

Reducing road fatalities, saving young people’s lives

By Rami Nazer Over 1.25 million people die each year on the world’s road network, imposing a high human and economic toll. Traffic collisions have been identified by the World Health Organisation as the leading single cause of death globally for young people aged between 15 and 29 years. And...

09 February 2017

World in 2050: The need for stable governance

By John Hawksworth, Nick C Jones & Hannah Audino Deep structural shifts, notably a populist backlash against globalisation, automation and the perceived impact of these trends in increasing income inequality and weakening social cohesion, pose real policy challenges across the world. For governments, many still burdened with debts from the...

01 February 2017

Harnessing the power of the private sector for urban services

By Hazem Galal Inclusive and sustainable growth is vital for social harmony and equity among city inhabitants. Easy to say, but how can it be achieved? The New Urban Agenda, recently adopted at Habitat III in Quito, sets out the key priorities and goals for holistic urban development. However, lack...

12 January 2017

Good growth for cities: an international perspective

By Nick C Jones The start of a New Year gives the opportunity for a new perspective. And that’s why I was delighted to be asked to Bergen (Norway) to discuss our research on good growth for cities at the Bergenskonferansen. Does the UK public’s definition of economic success at...

08 December 2016

Five megatrends and their implications for global defense and security

By Tom Modly Global megatrends - macroeconomic and geostrategic forces - are shaping our world, and our collective futures, in profound ways and could have disruptive effects on defense and security environments world-wide. The shift of economic power from West to East increases the challenge of protecting global supply chains....

02 November 2016

Three ways for policy to empower the next generation

By David Tran, John Hawksworth & Nick C Jones Every person is born with potential. The key is how to unlock that potential. So, how can policymakers provide opportunities that empower young people to take ownership over their own future outcomes? Our new research shows that we are missing out...

12 October 2016

The art of the possible: Machine learning - A driving force in government technology

By Scott Penberthy In today’s digital age, where new technologies and changing behaviours continue to feed citizens’ expectations, public sector organizations need to take advantage of digital disruption and reimagine their technology models by exploring the art of the possible. To keep pace with these demands for more agile experiences...

29 September 2016

Is Lean the sustainable face of service improvement and cost reduction in the public sector?

By Haneef Chagani We often hear terms such as citizen-centric, innovative, efficient and service-oriented in the context of governments and public sector organizations delivering services to citizens. But are governments and public sector organizations truly efficient and delivering on the customer promise in a sustainable way? Rapidly changing economic conditions,...

08 September 2016

Cities of Opportunity: spotlight on liveability, a key differentiator

By Hazem Galal In an ever changing global context cities are competing for investments, talent and financial flows. The urban competitiveness of any city strongly depends, among other factors, on delivering a quality of life environment that equals, or ideally exceeds, the nearest alternative. This means providing services that citizens...

22 August 2016

An Australian snapshot of economic crime in the public sector

By Cassandra Michie The vast majority of economic crime in Australia falls into the ‘Big 5’ categories: asset misappropriation, procurement fraud, bribery and corruption, cybercrime, and accounting fraud. Asset misappropriation remains the most prevalent economic crime for government, and for all industries globally, accounting for 55 per cent of all...