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Unlocking the full potential of city revenues

– A disciplined approach to revenue development has been shown to increase potential additional revenues by 50 percent.
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From promise to delivery: Overcoming the strategy problem in the public sector

– To deliver better strategies and outcomes, governments need to tackle social dynamics in the cabinet room.
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A path to successful state procurement transformation

– Transforming the state procurement function is a large undertaking, but it can result in significant improvements in compliance,... speed, cost, and quality.
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Homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area: The crisis and a path forward

– Homelessness in and around the San Francisco Bay Area continues to rise. Coordinated efforts among governments, nonprofits, and... the private sector could stem the crisis and spark progress.
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Defining a public-cloud strategy: An interview with Michael Ørnø, of Denmark’s Statens IT

– Statens IT, the Danish government shared-service center for IT, has established a comprehensive government data center. The next... step is to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the public cloud.

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Customer Experience in the Public Sector

Government agencies that focus on strengthening customer service serve people better.
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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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How to improve student educational outcomes

To understand what matters in student achievement, we applied analytics to data from the Program for International Student Assessment... (PISA), administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These reports take on a few of the most active debates: Do mindsets matter? If so, to what extent? What teaching practices work best? Does technology help?

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Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.
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Education reform in Norway: Looking beyond politics to bring sustained change

– Education policy in Norway has been shaped by data more than by doctrine. As a result, education reforms in the country have been... supported by various governments across a broad political spectrum for more than a decade.
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Modernizing the US nuclear deterrent: An interview with Elizabeth Durham-Ruiz

– The director of US Strategic Command’s Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Enterprise Center describes recent efforts... to engage the private sector in modernizing the US nuclear deterrent.
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Collaborating for the common good: Navigating public-private data partnerships

– Public-private data collaboration holds great promise for solving some of society’s toughest challenges, but a holistic... data-governance framework is needed to help build trust and address risks.
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Expanding the economic pie in the Peach State

– Georgia faces challenges to its growth from its uneven distribution of prosperity. More of the state’s workforce, regions, and... firms need to be brought into the fold to extend the state’s success.
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Making the most of US opportunity zones

– A new program seeks to spark development in the neediest communities and boost the national economy. Similar, past efforts offer... insights that may help them succeed.
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Unlocking the economic potential of Central America and the Caribbean

– The region has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years, but a number of trends could affect whether the economies continue to... grow.
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Defining the role of a state chief operating officer

– Incoming administrations may consider appointing a state COO to lead strategic operations and implement high-priority projects.... Those who work with state COOs could position them for success with thoughtful role definition and strong support.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Conquering Everest: An interview with Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company

– First constructed in the 1930s and decommissioned some 50 years later, the Battersea Power Station has been the focus of numerous... redevelopment projects, none of which were successful. A new, seven-phased approach has helped reverse that trend.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Human-centered design: A win for real-estate stakeholders

– Developers can optimize success rates for major projects by focusing on inhabitants’ health, community, and quality of life.
Interview - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

The public–private imperative in urban mobility: A view from Canada

– Josipa Petrunic imagines a low-carbon, smart-mobility future for Canada. In this interview, she describes how CUTRIC, the consortium... she leads, is bringing the public and private sectors together to make it happen.
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