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23 March 2017

Delivering superior citizen experience with analytics

By Ramy Sedra and Sumeet Pelia Public sector organizations globally face increasing scrutiny. Citizens expect public services to be on par with what’s offered in the private sector. This means better digital experiences, greater transparency and improved efficiency. To meet these expectations, governments are looking to transform their digital capabilities...

20 March 2017

How can the EU’s counter-terrorism policy be improved?

By Wim Wensink The number of terrorist attacks in the EU shows a steady increase over the past ten years, and the terrorist threat is very likely to increase over the next five years, particularly due to an expected increase in returning foreign fighters from the battlefield of Syria and...

02 March 2017

Innovation for the Earth and what it means for governments

By Dr Celine Herweijer and Ben Combes We are living in a world facing unprecedented global challenges and our environment is increasingly strained on multiple fronts. The Earth has been in a state of relative stability for the last 10,000 years, enabling civilisations to thrive. In a short space of...

27 February 2017

Globalisation and technological change - what’s the view of state backed CEOs?

By Nick C Jones CEOs running organisations with state backing are in a fierce competition for resources (talent and funds) to deliver their goods and services and are very aware of the trust issues associated with digital and data, according to the results of PwC’s 20th Annual Global CEO Survey....

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...