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    the case for radical change in the health service over the next ten years Gridlines Separating fact from fiction in the China Africa relationship July 11 2013 This PwC report looks at the major investments made in African infrastructure targeting key sectors such as telecommunications transport construction power plants waste disposal and port refurbishment Auckland The city of opportunity April 22 2013 This PwC paper offers an analytical view of the social and economic performance of Auckland New Zealand based upon PwC global Cities of Opportunity indicators to assess the city s global competitive advantages Gaming the Cuts Local government in 2018 April 18 2013 Local authority decision makers in the UK are attempting to bridge a widening financial gap Against this backdrop this report sets out the potential implications of future spending reviews out to 2018 Opportunities and risks of a fiscal union German March 19 2013 This report by PwC Germany and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics HWWI discusses how to stabilise the European Monetary Union through a common currency zone developed into a fiscal union with an institutionalised transfer system At risk Dealing with failure March 04 2013 This PwC publication discusses the risks in the delivery of public services examples of different types of failure and how to turn around organisations in distress Brave new world Different ways of working March 04 2013 In this Pressure Points publication we examine how public sector organisations need to re define their purpose and future ways of working Opening out New approaches to service delivery March 04 2013 This PwC publication examines the UK Government s commitment to opening up public ervices to a diverse range of providers competing to offer a better service for users and discuss the implications for the partnership models needed to deliver public services Government and the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey February 14 2013 PwC s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey discusses how the new contract between business and the state sets out the policy and public sector delivery responses needed to the challenging conditions facing business today Paving the way for the next generation of eservices How the public sector can meet Canadians expectations February 06 2013 This report from the Public Sector Research Centre explores some ways in which the Canadian public sector could move forward towards constructing a roadmap for the next generation of eservices The Transformative Power of Service Innovation Call for Action on a New Policy Framework January 24 2013 This PwC series aims to raise awareness of the transformative power of service innovation by providing a view on main industrial trends challenges key barriers and newly emerging concepts Good growth for cities Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas November 20 2012 Developed by PwC the World Economic Forum this report on city growth presents the findings of our index on the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas Mexico s States of Opportunity 2012 November 17 2012 This study takes a critical look at Mexico s States of Opportunity 2012 Comprehensive Visions of Development which offers international investors a comprehensive picture of the nation s diversity as well as actions taken to strengthen public policies that have driven the country to be one of the strongest economies in the world A closer look at e government October 29 2012 This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society s capacity for development and innovative capacity Strategic Infrastructure Steps to prioritize and deliver infrastructure effectively and efficiently October 24 2012 This publication developed by PwC and the World Economic Forum explains why infrastructure only drives economic growth when it is well aligned with the country s economic industrial social and environmental priorities The agile council October 12 2012 This PwC publication discusses why creating an agile UK council model is critical to the current and future success of the organisation and looks at the environment councils are operating in and five steps to becoming an agile organisation Cities of Opportunity 2012 October 10 2012 PwC s fifth annual Cities of Opportunity 2012 looks at the development of 27 global cities and through their current and projected future performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best Citizen Compass The next generation of eservices July 11 2012 Canadians looking at private sector service delivery as the benchmark are asking why governments can t provide the same level of customer service experience as the banks or retailers In response governments are increasingly focusing on how they can achieve the next generation of service delivery to meet Canadians demands while reducing costs Northern Lights The Nordic Cities of Opportunity July 03 2012 This paper applies the global methodology from the annual Cities of Opportunity report to the five Nordic capitals This paper also explores the huge potential for regional collaboration enabling nordic capitals to compete globally Hidden potential fulfilling the economic potential of mid sized cities June 01 2012 A report from Centre for Cities PwC and Sunderland City Council reveals that mid sized cities have the potential to create more jobs if they can invest in reconfiguring their centres A question of quality Citizens Jury on quality in the NHS Full report April 01 2012 As part of our contribution to the debate on improving the quality of care in the NHS PwC commissioned BritainThinks to convene a Citizens Jury The Jurors were able to arrive at strong well considered and thoughtful recommendations with a real shift in perspective from personal consumers of healthcare services to citizen ambassadors for the nation All Cities of Opportunity Finance Global economic crime survey Government and the Global Ceo Gridlines Low carbon economy insights Paying Taxes public finance Talking points Government and the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey February 08 2016 Government and the Global CEO Redefining Success in a Changing World in which PwC assesses the changing relationship between government and business A high price to pay December 18 2015 The cost of violence against women is high and increasing in Australia We estimate that violence against women costs 21 7 billion a year with victims bearing the primary burden of this cost Governments national and State and Territory bear the second biggest cost burden estimated at 7 8 billion a year comprising health administration and social welfare costs Building better cities November 20 2015 In Building better cities we focus on the role urban centres play in the context of APEC s economic and social growth and explore their growing influence outside their city borders Paying Taxes 2016 November 19 2015 Paying Taxes now in its 10th edition continues to be a unique study from PwC and the World Bank group which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide using a case study company Good growth for cities 2015 Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas November 05 2015 The Good growth for Cities 2014 report presents and index measuring the economic wellbeing of our urban areas looking back to before the financial crisis We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added GVA and for further powers for cities to determine their own priorities for economic success The global university November 03 2015 What are the challenges facing universities who have an international agenda Our new Higher Education sector briefing considers the risks Safety in program design October 29 2015 Why early and effective safety thinking is critical How smart are our cities October 19 2015 This report assesses the existing infrastructure and various social factors of ten major Indian cities to discover just how far the cities are from the starting point on their journey to smart cities India Surging to a smarter future October 19 2015 Learn more about smart city initiatives in the Indian landscape and details of specific projects in our report Transforming central business districts Taking the smart route October 19 2015 This paper highlights the importance of Central Business Districts CBDs their issues and best practices from across the globe Also the report presents technology initiatives that can be taken up within CBDs and lays out an action plan which will support administrators in embracing those initiatives for the improvement of CBDs Location based services Adding another dimension to smart city October 19 2015 Read about how location based services can help in better planning governance and functioning of Indian smart cities in our report Beyond letting go October 19 2015 Our Beyond letting go Talking Points explores a number of areas where central government has a critical role to play in creating and operating in a successful devolved environment Low Carbon Economy Index 2015 Conscious uncoupling October 19 2015 The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index LCEI tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies Global defense perspectives October 07 2015 PwC s global defense perspectives looks at defense spending trends and the major investment institutional structural and strategic priorities The Future of Border Management Maintaining security facilitating prosperity October 02 2015 This publication discussed how border management leaders can identify opportunities to adapt and respond to an increasingly diverse threat landscape The 2018 University September 27 2015 Higher education is facing a future that is challenging but also presents more opportunities for innovative organisations than ever before Rather than being standalone academic institutions universities will need to become ever more integrated into the economy with real commercial awareness and relationship management capability in order to thrive Skilled for the future simplifying the UK skills system September 28 2015 The skills system in the UK has been the subject of significant change over the last 10 years with new funding agencies and policies new qualifications and a greater focus on employers needs This Talking Points publication considers whether the current skills system is really working for its stakeholders and what changes could be made to its administration to make the UK skilled for the future Agility The future of government September 27 2015 Through a series of roundtable sessions and interviews PwC along with Canada rsquo s Public Policy Forum are investigating how government could increase their agility To own or not to own realising the value of public sector assets September 23 2015 The drivers of fiscal austerity will continue to frame decisions and the ongoing reform of public services for the rest of this Parliament Full speed ahead connecting our cities and regions September 17 2015 There is no one size fits all solution and the future is about localised decision making City business interaction current trends and future outlook August 11 2015 This discussion paper produced for the inaugural Global Cities Business Alliance Symposium focuses on city business interaction It draws on the findings of a survey of some 2 000 businesses from a representative range of industries sectors and countries complemented by qualitative interviews with Alliance Partners and city administrations Delivering growth Where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships August 11 2015 Our Talking Points with the Smith Institute draws on interviews with 22 LEP leaders mainly chairs and chief Executives and a briefing event hosted at the LEP Annual Conference in March 2015 to explore where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships Towards a new era in government accounting and reporting August 11 2015 The second edition of the PwC global survey analyses key aspects of government accounting and reporting around four themes Delivering the decentralisation dividend August 11 2015 With decentralisation high on the agenda in the UK our report Delivering the decentralisation dividend sets out the potential prize of decentralisation good growth public service reform and public engagement and the barriers to be overcome if local places are truly to deliver the decentralisation dividend Forces for change the public s view of defence August 11 2015 As we approach the Strategic Defence and Security Review SDSR under a new government we explore the public s views on the purpose and value of our Armed Forces A smart move Future proofing Australia s workforce by growing skills in science technology engineering and maths STEM May 07 2015 Our latest report argues the case for growing the STEM workforce and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy more broadly State owned enterprises Catalysts for public value creation April 24 2015 This report addresses the key questions which we believe are essential for a robust discussion around the active ownership and management of state owned enterprises Collaboration Preserving water through partnering that works April 17 2015 The publication tackles the challenges water presents to business the immediate management steps business can implement and focuses on the need for collaboration Trade Finance Spring 2015 April 16 2015 The 2015 spring edition of Trade Finance takes a closer look at the growth markets of Central Eastern Europe Into Africa the continent s Cities of Opportunity March 19 2015 This special edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on the continent s 20 cities that we judge to be among the most dynamic and future focused Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector III March 02 2015 Our latest report provides an overview of the incidences of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally as well as in the wider Australian economy Benchmarking of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services 2014 February 27 2015 The 2014 benchmarking study of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services provides insights from a broad range of government entities of different sizes Government the Global CEO Delivering outcomes creating value February 16 2015 Government the Global CEO Businesses priorities for government how governments can deliver better outcomes and create value World in 2050 Will the shift in economic power continue February 10 2015 This publication analyses how the world could look in 2050 presenting economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the world accounting for around 84 of global GDP Education Matters January 21 2015 The fifth issue of Canada s Education Matters looks at operational efficiency and continuous improvement projects that are engaging staff and helping to identify wasteful activities that prevent them from focusing on student needs Squaring the circle January 06 2015 This publication sets out the arguments and suggestions for simplifying public programmes and controlling the costs of public services over the long term making the system generally more agile in the interest of sustainable efficiency Amsterdam A City of Opportunity December 19 2014 PwC Netherlands conducted a comparative assessment for the city of Amsterdam against the 30 cities in our global Cities of Opportunity study A special edition report Amsterdam A City of Opportunity was published with the results from this study Trust in Public Finances December 16 2014 In recent years trust and confidence in public finances has been challenged by financial and economic crises In a number of countries the financial and economic crisis evolved from a crisis of confidence in markets to assume a wider political dimension as well But too often the public voice is lost in the discussions of policy makers So what do citizens think about the management of the public finances in Europe Smart moves Tapping into growth in public transport December 12 2014 Our third annual public transport ticketing survey focusses on understanding if perceptions of current and future public transport ticketing options as well as the drivers and barriers to their adoption are continuing to change Good Jobs A Demos and PwC essay collection December 12 2014 This Demos and PwC collection of essays brings together a wide range of contributors to share their views on what might be meant by good jobs Agile Defense Sustainable Cost Reduction on the Path to Greater Agility November 19 2014 The concept and the organizational characteristics that define the attributes an agile defense organization should cultivate and promote Trade Finance Autumn 2014 October 11 2014 This edition s viewpoint reports on the importance of the energy and more specifically the wind sector in Turkey and opportunities for foreign companies Putting a value on early childhood education and care September 19 2014 PwC has undertaken economy wide modelling to help meet the need for an Australian evidence base around the value of Early Childhood Education and Care Decentralisation Decade report a plan for economic prosperity public service transformation and democratic renewal September 12 2014 IPPR s report The Decentralisation Decade which we have supported sets out the prospects and priorities for decentralisation in England over the next 10 years Trade Finance Summer 2014 September 02 2014 Climate finance is the focus of this year s summer edition of Trade Finance Germany 2030 Jobs in the Future September 01 2014 The report 2030 analyses the employment situation in the German regions in the year 2030 German language Who s accountable now The public s view on decentralisation August 22 2014 Who s to blame when public services go wrong Who takes the credit when the economy picks up Our Talking Points publication Who s accountable now analyses who the UK public hold accountable for the economy and public services Productivity in the public sector what makes a good job August 12 2014 This new Talking Points publication from PwC and Demos explores what can be done to lift productivity and how the public sector can play its part The Africa Government and Public Services Insight Journal July 2014 July 24 2014 PwC Africa publication describing future focused strategies and policies among government bodies not for profit entities and development partners in Africa Searching for the micro multinationals June 19 2014 The report addresses the challenges that small and medium players in the information and communication technology ICT sector are facing when they want to grow and expand across borders in the Baltic Sea region The Local State We re In 2014 Our annual local government survey June 12 2014 The Local State We re In 2014 charts the progress councils have made in redefining what they do how they do it and the outlook for the future Capital project and infrastructure spending Outlook to 2025 June 06 2014 This report provides the first consistent data estimating the scale of current CP I spending as well as future investment from now until 2025 The findings based on research from Oxford Economics illustrate where infrastructure spending is shifting and the drivers of these changes domestically and globally Trade Finance Spring 2014 May 27 2014 Indonesia is the focus of the Spring 2014 edition of Trade Finance Cities of Opportunity 6 May 18 2014 PwC s Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the development of 30 global cities and through their performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best Investor Ready Cities How cities can create and deliver infrastructure value May 06 2014 This PwC PSRC report looks at the challenges for cities in delivering investor ready infrastructure projects starting with the legal and governance structures and then illustrating how cities can leverage financial mechanisms to their advantage to help deliver the infrastructure Innovative city strategies for delivering sustainable competitiveness April 30 2014 This PwC study asks How are different cities worldwide fostering sustainable competitiveness a city s ability to keep balanced growth and development over time while fostering social cohesion and environmental quality Global Green Policy Insights April 2014 edition April 30 2014 PwC s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights provides up to date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business It s how you play the game Matching a region s priorities with the right mega or not so mega event April 17 2014 Our publication presents a framework for helping a city or region decide which event to host based on key questions under the categories of overall readiness venues legacy supporting infrastructure and intellectual capital Government and the Global CEO Fit for their Futures March 07 2014 This PwC report explains how businesses and governments can deliver growth through collaboration and build trust through engagement Global Green Policy Insights February 2014 edition February 28 2014 PwC s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights provides up to date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business Trade Finance Winter 2013 2014 January 31 2014 This issue of PwC s Trade Finance Winter 2013 2014 examines the potential and the management of economic promotion programmes Redefining local government January 20 2014 Prolonged austerity is driving an important shift in local government and this new landscape will require fundamentally different organisational cultures and behaviours to make it successful This Talking Points argues that there is a need for a new framework that enables local authorities to make strategic choices leading to the redesign and development of new ways of working on the ground Cities of Opportunity From Moscow to Sao Pãulo Emerging 7 Cities Report 2014 January 10 2014 This special edition of Cities of Opportunity provides a detailed objective study of the business economic and cultural hubs of the emerging world Moscow São Paulo Beijing Mumbai Mexico City Istanbul and Jakarta Global Green Policy Insights December 2013 edition December 30 2013 PwC s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights provides up to date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business Cities of Opportunity Building the future December 20 2013 This special PwC edition of Cities of Opportunity focuses on current infrastructure provision and unmet demand among the 27 cities Improving public sector productivity through prioritisation measurement and alignment December 09 2013 This paper from PwC s Public Sector Research Centre paper explores the drivers and experience of Australia s public sector productivity initiatives to date and argues that despite the challenges of the past productivity is relevant in the public sector context Leading from the front Finance in the public sector from aspiration to action December 02 2013 This PwC publication continues PSRC s research into the role of Finance in the public sector in the UK examining the trends issues and the changing environment faced by Finance Directors PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States br PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 2013 November 28 2013 Within this report PwC benchmarks the public spending figures of the German states and municipalities and provides a forecast for the financial situation of the states in 2020 the year when the German debt brake takes effect PwC Thought Leadership for Safe Cities Surveillance India Perspective November 27 2013 This report sets out PwC s views on creating a Safe City its objectives building blocks workflow drivers for growth challenges sector analysis technology trends and a future roadmap Paying Taxes 2014 November 19 2013 Paying Taxes 2014 is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes Paying Taxes 2013 November 18 2013 This study looks at tax regimes in 185 economies and measures all mandatory taxes and contributions that a medium sized firm must pay in a given year Global Green Policy Insights October 2013 edition October 31 2013 PwC s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights provides up to date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business Trade Finance Autumn 2013 October 31 2013 This issue of PwC s Trade Finance Autumn 2013 examines the opportunities that may arise from crisis at the country and business level Horizon 2020 Aligning your innovation strategy to increase competitiveness September 24 2013 The Horizon 2020 programme is the major funding body for research and innovation initiatives across Europe This paper provides guidance for making Horizon 2020 work for you by highlighting the specifics of the programme and offering key strategic issues and best practices Rebuilding for resilience Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster September 23 2013 This PwC report explains why collaboration key to disaster resilient infrastructure and calls for advance planning public and private collaboration and community engagement Global Policy PwC Special Issue Economic Policy Governance and Institutions in Times of Crisis September 20 2013 PwC Germany presents this Global Policy special issue focusing on economic policy governance and institutions in challenging times Global Green Policy Insights August 2013 edition August 31 2013 PwC s bimonthly Global Green Policy Insights provides up to date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business Trade Finance Summer 2013 August 30 2013 This issue of Trade Finance Summer 2013 examines the topic of supply chains from different perspectives in terms of profitability risk and sustainability Global Green Policy Insights June 2013 edition July 16 2013 This bimonthly PwC publication provides up to date news alerts on green tax and regulation developments around the world and offers expert insights on what these developments mean for business NHS 75 Towards a healthy state July 12 2013 This PwC publication looks at the current and growing financial and demand pressures the NHS is facing and why threaten to undermine its fundamental principles Without action by the public providers commissioners regulators and politicians the NHS as we know it may not exist in 2023 NHS 75 sets out the case for radical change in the health service over the next ten years Gridlines Separating fact from fiction in the China Africa relationship July 11 2013 This PwC report looks at the major investments made in African infrastructure targeting key sectors such as telecommunications transport construction power plants waste disposal and port refurbishment Auckland The city of opportunity April 22 2013 This PwC paper offers an analytical view of the social and economic performance of Auckland New Zealand based upon PwC global Cities of Opportunity indicators to assess the city s global competitive advantages Gaming the Cuts Local government in 2018 April 18 2013 Local authority decision makers in the UK are attempting to bridge a widening financial gap Against this backdrop this report sets out the potential implications of future spending reviews out to 2018 Opportunities and risks of a fiscal union German March 19 2013 This report by PwC Germany and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics HWWI discusses how to stabilise the European Monetary Union through a common currency zone developed into a fiscal union with an institutionalised transfer system At risk Dealing with failure March 04 2013 This PwC publication discusses the risks in the delivery of public services examples of different types of failure and how to turn around organisations in distress Brave new world Different ways of working March 04 2013 In this Pressure Points publication we examine how public sector organisations need to re define their purpose and future ways of working Opening out New approaches to service delivery March 04 2013 This PwC publication examines the UK Government s commitment to opening up public ervices to a diverse range of providers competing to offer a better service for users and discuss the implications for the partnership models needed to deliver public services Government and the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey February 14 2013 PwC s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey discusses how the new contract between business and the state sets out the policy and public sector delivery responses needed to the challenging conditions facing business today Paving the way for the next generation of eservices How the public sector can meet Canadians expectations February 06 2013 This report from the Public Sector Research Centre explores some ways in which the Canadian public sector could move forward towards constructing a roadmap for the next generation of eservices The Transformative Power of Service Innovation Call for Action on a New Policy Framework January 24 2013 This PwC series aims to raise awareness of the transformative power of service innovation by providing a view on main industrial trends challenges key barriers and newly emerging concepts Good growth for cities Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas November 20 2012 Developed by PwC the World Economic Forum this report on city growth presents the findings of our index on the economic wellbeing of UK urban areas Mexico s States of Opportunity 2012 November 17 2012 This study takes a critical look at Mexico s States of Opportunity 2012 Comprehensive Visions of Development which offers international investors a comprehensive picture of the nation s diversity as well as actions taken to strengthen public policies that have driven the country to be one of the strongest economies in the world A closer look at e government October 29 2012 This PwC publication from Sweden explains why e services can be used by public administration individuals and institutions alike to dramatically improve society s capacity for development and innovative capacity Strategic Infrastructure Steps to prioritize and deliver infrastructure effectively and efficiently October 24 2012 This publication developed by PwC and the World Economic Forum explains why infrastructure only drives economic growth when it is well aligned with the country s economic industrial social and environmental priorities The agile council October 12 2012 This PwC publication discusses why creating an agile UK council model is critical to the current and future success of the organisation and looks at the environment councils are operating in and five steps to becoming an agile organisation Cities of Opportunity 2012 October 10 2012 PwC s fifth annual Cities of Opportunity 2012 looks at the development of 27 global cities and through their current and projected future performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best Citizen Compass The next generation of eservices July 11 2012 Canadians looking at private sector service delivery as the benchmark are asking why governments can t provide the same level of customer service experience as the banks or retailers In response governments are increasingly focusing on how they can achieve the next generation of service delivery to meet Canadians demands while reducing costs Northern Lights The Nordic Cities of Opportunity July 03 2012 This paper applies the global methodology from the annual Cities of Opportunity report to the five Nordic capitals This paper also explores the huge potential for regional collaboration enabling nordic capitals to compete globally Hidden potential fulfilling the economic potential of mid sized cities June 01 2012 A report from Centre for Cities PwC and Sunderland City Council reveals that mid sized cities have the potential to create more jobs if they can invest in reconfiguring their centres A question of quality Citizens Jury on quality in the NHS Full report April 01 2012 As part of our contribution to the debate on improving the quality of care in the NHS PwC commissioned BritainThinks to convene a Citizens Jury The Jurors were able to arrive at strong well considered and thoughtful recommendations with a real shift in perspective from personal consumers of healthcare services to citizen ambassadors for the nation All Australia Canada Germany Global India Mexico Middle East Netherlands New Zealand South Africa Sweden United Kingdom Government and the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey February 08 2016 Government and the Global CEO Redefining Success in a Changing World in which PwC assesses the changing relationship between government and business A high price to pay December 18 2015 The cost of violence against women is high and increasing in Australia We estimate that violence against women costs 21 7 billion a year with victims bearing the primary burden of this cost Governments national and State and Territory bear the second biggest cost burden estimated at 7 8 billion a year comprising health administration and social welfare costs Building better cities November 20 2015 In Building better cities we focus on the role urban centres play in the context of APEC s economic and social growth and explore their growing influence outside their city borders Paying Taxes 2016 November 19 2015 Paying Taxes now in its 10th edition continues to be a unique study from PwC and the World Bank group which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide using a case study company Good growth for cities 2015 Our report on economic wellbeing in UK urban areas November 05 2015 The Good growth for Cities 2014 report presents and index measuring the economic wellbeing of our urban areas looking back to before the financial crisis We argue the case for cities to look beyond GDP and Gross Value Added GVA and for further powers for cities to determine their own priorities for economic success The global university November 03 2015 What are the challenges facing universities who have an international agenda Our new Higher Education sector briefing considers the risks Safety in program design October 29 2015 Why early and effective safety thinking is critical How smart are our cities October 19 2015 This report assesses the existing infrastructure and various social factors of ten major Indian cities to discover just how far the cities are from the starting point on their journey to smart cities India Surging to a smarter future October 19 2015 Learn more about smart city initiatives in the Indian landscape and details of specific projects in our report Transforming central business districts Taking the smart route October 19 2015 This paper highlights the importance of Central Business Districts CBDs their issues and best practices from across the globe Also the report presents technology initiatives that can be taken up within CBDs and lays out an action plan which will support administrators in embracing those initiatives for the improvement of CBDs Location based services Adding another dimension to smart city October 19 2015 Read about how location based services can help in better planning governance and functioning of Indian smart cities in our report Beyond letting go October 19 2015 Our Beyond letting go Talking Points explores a number of areas where central government has a critical role to play in creating and operating in a successful devolved environment Low Carbon Economy Index 2015 Conscious uncoupling October 19 2015 The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index LCEI tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies Global defense perspectives October 07 2015 PwC s global defense perspectives looks at defense spending trends and the major investment institutional structural and strategic priorities The Future of Border Management Maintaining security facilitating prosperity October 02 2015 This publication discussed how border management leaders can identify opportunities to adapt and respond to an increasingly diverse threat landscape The 2018 University September 27 2015 Higher education is facing a future that is challenging but also presents more opportunities for innovative organisations than ever before Rather than being standalone academic institutions universities will need to become ever more integrated into the economy with real commercial awareness and relationship management capability in order to thrive Skilled for the future simplifying the UK skills system September 28 2015 The skills system in the UK has been the subject of significant change over the last 10 years with new funding agencies and policies new qualifications and a greater focus on employers needs This Talking Points publication considers whether the current skills system is really working for its stakeholders and what changes could be made to its administration to make the UK skilled for the future Agility The future of government September 27 2015 Through a series of roundtable sessions and interviews PwC along with Canada rsquo s Public Policy Forum are investigating how government could increase their agility To own or not to own realising the value of public sector assets September 23 2015 The drivers of fiscal austerity will continue to frame decisions and the ongoing reform of public services for the rest of this Parliament Full speed ahead connecting our cities and regions September 17 2015 There is no one size fits all

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  • Global Government/Public Services - Who we are
    contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Who we are Whether the trend is demographic change global power shifts rapid urbanisation climate change and resource scarcity or technological breakthroughs they all have a potentially dramatic impact on order and security the laws and their enforcement on jurisdictions and geographic boundaries and finally on sovereignty the cornerstones of states and governments PwC is actively helping governments around the world to understand and respond to increasing complex and unpredictable challenges in the area of

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  • Increasing transparency, operational performance and financial management for public sector organisations: PwC
    Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites The global public finance and accounting network As a result of the global financial crisis governments across the world are having to cope with substantial pressure due to restricted budgets and increased demand for public goods and services As a result public sector entities at all levels of government are facing unprecedented demands for improvement in the management of public finances In response many of these organisations are undertaking a range of reforms to increase accountability and transparency whilst also improving operational performance and the Value for Money VFM that the general public and individual consumers receive from public sector services and activities PwC specialists in the Global Public Finance Accounting network can offer assistance on a full conversion or accounting modernisation project and address with you the impact on policies people systems and processes They can also provide ad hoc services on request project and change management IPSAS accounting advice training and workshops process and system improvement financial management and reporting etc PwC has also been advising on IPSAS implementations for the last 10 years with the first IPSAS implementation in the world done for the Organization for Economic Co operation and Development in 2000 To capture and institutionalise PwC s extensive experience with IPSAS conversions PwC founded PwC s Global Public Finance Accounting centre of excellence Since its founding these industry specialists have continuously shared knowledge and leading practices in serving our largest global clients PwC has a multidisciplinary

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  • Adopting IPSAS and accrual accounting conversion leads to perfomance improvement: PwC
    to how it will impact your entire organisation One of the inevitable consequences your organisation faces while adopting accrual accounting is the need to review and amend your policies governance and control structures First financial rules and regulations are affected A comprehensive accounting manual possibly supplemented with concise implementation rules can help your staff quickly adhere to the new accounting principles and understand the concepts behind the IPSAS standards Second introducing accrual accounting may also require you to revise your budgetary accounting policies even if budgets remain on a cash or some other basis Policies for other business processes e g HR procurement asset management may also be affected Depending on your organisation s governance structure introducing accrual accounting may additionally have an impact on the work done by your oversight bodies e g the approval and control process surrounding use of public funding How PwC can help you Adopting IPSAS is a major undertaking for an organisation and having a partner that has the necessary knowledge experience and expertise to manage the change in all these areas is essential Our IPSAS conversion methodology involves a three phase approach designed to add maximum value to your organisation It ensures that IPSAS adoption does not inhibit the achievement of current operational and administrative goals and helps generate significant performance improvement once conversion is achieved Phase One Gap Analysis Roadmap The objective of a gap analysis is to gain a detailed understanding of the impact of IPSAS on the organisation highlight key accounting and reporting issues that need to be addressed understand which business processes may be impacted by IPSAS and take an informed decision on how to proceed with the IPSAS conversion The roadmap allows the organisation to design a detailed project plan define its needs and estimate the cost of the entire conversion process including from an information system point of view Phase Two Conversion The second phase of the conversion methodology involves project set up component evaluation and issue resolution plus the initial conversion The project set up is designed to enable the organisation to manage the IPSAS conversion project to a successful conclusion while continuing to run its business effectively For this purpose the project management structure is set down conversion tools are tailored and the project strategy is communicated throughout the organisation Component evaluation and issue resolution encompasses establishing IPSAS accounting policies developing the shell financial statements and implementing the conversion strategy at departmental level Once IPSAS accounting policies have been documented adjustments and data requirements identified and reporting process solutions developed the organisation is ready to undertake initial conversion The initial conversion enables preparation of the organisation s first IPSAS compliant financial statements and means that an informed decision can be taken on the ongoing conversion strategy For this IPSAS reporting process and systems need to be designed built and tested IPSAS adjustments need to be calculated reporting packs completed for required disclosures and IPSAS results consolidated and analysed Once completed the initial conversion provides the

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  • Accrual accounting guidance for IPSAS implementation and post-implemenation services : PwC
    by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Accounting advice and guidance for IPSAS technical and financial implementation IPSAS creates a set of internationally recognised standards that clearly delineate recognition measurement presentation and disclosure requirements for public sector organisations It s a move toward accrual accounting based on the occurrence of economic events and not merely on cash receipts and payments For many organisations applying the new IPSAS rules presents a real challenge Your challenges You might be facing uncertainty about how far your current accounting standards differ from IPSAS insufficient internal expertise in specific areas that are key to applying IPSAS a need for quick reliable access to a team of experts for ad hoc requests or regular discussions How PwC can help you We can provide a range of technical support including services such as gap analysis between current accounting standards and IPSAS technical analysis of critical areas that affect your financial statements e g financial instruments property plant and equipment employee benefits etc Advice is delivered how you want it as a one time engagement or as an ongoing relationship that sees you through your IPSAS implementation or post implementation process Download Join the leaders in public finance Únete a los líderes financieros del sector public Spanish Rejoignez

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  • Assistance with project and change management for IPSAS conversion, implementation and post-implemenation services : PwC
    leadership team Code of conduct Corporate responsibility Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Project and change management with IPSAS conversion or implementation Adopting IPSAS is a major undertaking for an organisation and having a partner that has the necessary knowledge experience and expertise to manage the change is essential Your challenges You need assistance with your full IPSAS conversion process or you wish to outsource its entire management to an external partner specific aspects of the conversion process project and change management aspects of your IPSAS implementation How PwC can help you We can help you manage all or part of the IPSAS conversion process for your organisation This includes assistance with change management processes including training project management awareness campaigns and organisational reform Download Join the leaders in public finance Únete a los líderes financieros del sector public Spanish Rejoignez les leaders dans le domaine des finances publiques French Government and public services Who we are Cities Defence Education Finance and accounting International development International public sector accounting standards IPSAS IPSAS conversion IPSAS accounting advice Project change

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  • Reviewing business and information system processes to ensure internal compliance with IPSAS : PwC
    Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Process and systems improvement for governance and risk compliance in IPSAS IPSAS is not just an obligation It s also an opportunity to re examine how you work Taking a look at your existing processes and internal control frameworks or setting up or upgrading your enterprise resource planning ERP system can mean big gains in efficiency and productivity Your challenges We can help you if you are looking for advice about the process and information system aspects of the conversion want to take advantage of the introduction of IPSAS to streamline business processes want to be certain that changes to your organisation and business processes are effectively translated into the IT environment aim at high levels of corporate governance and want to ensure that the new IPSAS environment complies with your existing regulatory framework How PwC can help you We have the tools and expertise needed to help you achieve these objectives Our solutions include business process reviews design of risk and compliance frameworks developing internal control procedures and manuals Furthermore PwC can guide your organisation in embedding the changes into your IT environment Download Join the leaders in public finance Únete a los líderes financieros del sector public Spanish Rejoignez les

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  • Global government/public services: Country highlights
    of conduct Corporate responsibility Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Country highlights For more information about ways PwC can assist you please visit one of our local government and public sector websites Australia Austria Brazil Bulgaria Canada Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Greece Iceland Ireland Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Portugal Romania Slovakia Russia Sweden United Kingdom United States Or visit our international development site and EU services site www pwc com prodev http euservices pwc com Government and

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