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The opportunity in government productivity

– Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? Raising productivity could save $3.5 trillion a year—or boost outcomes at no extra cost.

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Africa Delivery Hub

In this new model of client service, local public and social sector experts are “on the ground” helping to translate strategy recommendations into pragmatic working programs and processes.

McKinsey Center for Government

The McKinsey Center for Government is a new global hub for research, collaboration, and innovation in government performance.

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McKinsey on Defense, Number 9

– As austerity settles in, our latest collection explains the ways that defense ministries, NATO, and defense companies are adapting.

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Making government for the people

– Budget constraints and the rapid pace of technological change mean governments must not only deliver services more effectively... and efficiently but also prioritize citizens’ needs.
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The next generation of infrastructure

– Sustainable projects will add trillions to the world’s infrastructure costs. Our report finds that private-sector investors... must look at new ways to fill the gap.
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Innovating the customer experience in national parks

– Rick DeLappe, the project manager for Recreation.gov, discusses redesigning the user experience and the Recreation Information... Database.
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Measuring the state of US states

– New research compares economic and social conditions in US states—and highlights opportunities for government leaders to help... make improvements.
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Using blockchain to improve data management in the public sector

– It’s not just for financial institutions; government agencies can use this digital ledger technology to protect trusted... records and simplify interactions with citizens.
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Pioneering a customer-experience mind-set for Federal Student Aid programs

– Brenda Wensil discusses how to build momentum for a customer-centric approach.
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Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

– The ‘‘skills gap’’ in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.
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Policing–a vision for 2025

– This paper describes the current challenges facing police forces and proposes ways in which Chief Officers should address them.
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Three more reasons why US education is ready for investment

– Shifts in the education landscape are opening doors for investment.
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Transforming government through digitization

– By digitizing processes and making organizational changes, governments can enhance services, save money, and improve citizens’... quality of life.
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Learn from the past, build for the future: Saudi Arabia’s new city on the Red Sea

– To build a city from scratch, create a solid economic foundation.

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