Much has changed in the last few months:
- Australia has a new prime minister
- The UK has a new coalition government
- There's worldwide acceptance among administrations to deepen spending cuts
And yet the path ahead is far from straightforward.
Implementing reductions while protecting core regional services will require governments to reach a new settlement with citizens about what to cut — and where. At the same time, today's fragile economy and the threat of another recession has many governments feeling squeezed from every direction.
This makes operating efficiently, overcoming local challenges and competing in a global marketplace that much more difficult.
Tap into our articles for insights, telling interviews and frank discussions on how these governments are tackling their respective challenges.