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Public Sector

Industry Challenges

Government is one of the most complex and challenging sectors to work in. It can also be one of the most rewarding. Public-sector organizations around the world are facing many of the same issues—for example:

  • How do we respond to growing pressure to get more out of the same or less funding?

  • How can we balance environmental and economic needs when responding to climate change?

  • How do we deliver effective and efficient social services to changing populations and demographics?

  • What are the keys to achieving organizational transformation in some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world?

BCG Competencies

BCG's Public Sector practice works with governments all over the world as they tackle these challenges. Our capabilities are organized primarily around three main topics:

  • Our Lean Productive Government approach adapts private-sector lean approaches to work in the public sector. We have applied these tools across a wide range of sectors, including justice, health, welfare, defense, transportation, and education.

  • Our public-sector sustainability and energy work brings together our deep knowledge of the energy industry, our strong public-sector capabilities, and our wealth of social impact-sustainability experience.

  • Our information technology (IT) in government capability is helping governments achieve more from their IT investments—for example, delivering major programs on time and within budget and improving sourcing strategies.

BCG's global Public Sector network ensures that we have access to the latest ideas and best practices, covering a wide range of topics around the world. The Public Sector global leadership team (20 partners) is supported by a team of more than 100 additional partners.

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