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Government in transformation
Policy-makers are operating in a rapidly-changing world. Shifting demographics, urbanization and climate change are just a few of the long-term and systemic trends reshaping 21st century government.
And with finances tight, growth stalling and unemployment high, the legacy of the financial crisis continues to play out across borders.
Our Government & Public Sector practice aims to be the preferred partner in driving transformational change for governments around the world. In countries large and small, developed and emerging, we understand the issues and can provide you services that will have lasting impact.
About our global sub-sectors
Public sector debt is spiraling in many countries, and the desire to reduce budget deficits has suddenly become top priority for policy-makers around the world. Portfolios across the whole spectrum of government are coming under pressure. Defense is no exception.
However, while armed forces will likely continue to be required to reduce budgets even while national demands on their capabilities remain very high, two trends are evident. In the Western world, the spending growth typical of high-developed countries that dominated the defense landscape for decades is over. In developing countries, defense spending is increasing significantly. Because they have lower public debt levels, most of them are successfully funding the expansion of their defense capabilities.
EY help governments around the world move toward increasing effectiveness through improved organizational structure, procurement and resource management.
Education is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Globalization, new technologies and a knowledge economy that is dependent on high quality and effective education are rapidly transforming the sector, requiring innovative thinking to deliver performance improvement across the industry.
At EY, we provide tailored solutions, practical insights and industry experience to help our clients achieve improvements in service delivery and operational performance. Our key areas of experience are:
- Institution-wide shared services implementation
- Market opportunities and service delivery models
- Major transformation projects
- Major reform projects
- Economic and regulatory analysis including funding models
- Enterprise intelligence, including data integrity, effectiveness of information
- Performance improvement / cost reduction
- Capital planning / asset management
- Internal audit / risk management / governance frameworks
- Evaluation of programs
- Fraud investigation
EY recently acquired Parthenon Group, extending our global expertise extends across public sector and non-profit education providers, foundations, private companies and service providers, and investors.
We have a dedicated practice of professionals with on-the-ground experience across multiple industries and projects in education strategy, reform, innovation and implementation. Our breadth of experience and depth of service as strategic advisors to the education industry is unmatched, with knowledge that spans all levels of education, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, higher, vocational and professional education across both public and private sectors.
Contact - Stephanie Fahey
- Digital Government
Digital Government is a powerful tool to enable the provision of better public services to citizens and businesses. We can provide end-to-end services and consultation for the public sector in implementing Digital Government. From defining Digital Government strategy to the final implementation, with our rich expertise we can fill every element, including strategy development, target group identification and expectation gathering, blueprint creation, process re-engineering, information technology development and audit and implementation.
Our experience and offerings particularly relevant to Digital Government include:
- Conceptualizing Digital Government strategy
- Process and operational re-engineering of Digital Government projects
- IT architecture development of Digital Government portals
- Service and client selection for specifically eProcurement projects
- Implementation, financial valuation as well as impact assessment of Digital Government projects
Contact - Rahul Rishi
The need for global infrastructure and investment in the coming decades is enormous – in fact, approximately 75% of the infrastructure that will need to be in place by 2050 does not exist today. At EY, we support infrastructure programs from end to end, helping owners, investors and operators deliver value to their shareholders, stakeholders and users.
Learn more about how we use our depth of experience and collaborative approach to deliver innovative services that meet the challenges of today’s infrastructure projects.
Contact - Bill Banks
- International development
Systemic problems continue to echo across developing countries. Extreme poverty and hunger, child mortality, energy security and gender equality are just some of the issues requiring attention. Development assistance remains integral to the fight against global poverty. However, effectively deploying such assistance is rarely straightforward.
EY has extensive experience working on international development projects around the world for more than 25 years and are passionate about our work. We focus on the legacy of building a better working world – not just the completion of a project.
Contact - Rohan Malik
- Job creation and entrepreneurship
The problem of unemployment has impacted both developed and developing economies, particularly the youth. Over the last few years, the number of people estimated to be out of work has grown to more than 200 million.
Governments are turning to entrepreneurs and the private sector in the recognition that they are significant engines of both job creation and economic growth. We believe governments, entrepreneurs and corporations must work together to avoid a lost generation.
We have created a framework to help governments harness private sector development. The framework helps federal and provincial governments, donor agencies, and international economic development agencies and not-for-profit organizations to drive inclusive growth through job creation. It is designed to encourage entrepreneurial activity in organizations of all sizes and attract domestic and international investment.
- Read more about our private sector development work
- Visit out Global Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Contact - George Atalla
Shifting demographics and limited financial resources have accelerated the need for governments to act systematically, swiftly and decisively. The value of pension promises made to retiring baby boomers may be up to 100% greater than initially expected. Policymakers now need to consider not only the short- and long-term sustainability of their pension and retirement policies and systems, but to do so without delay.
Few countries have clear answers or have yet taken steps to effectively respond to, and prepare for, the new environment. Constant review, adjustments and reform are now required. As policymakers consider how to make pensions and retirement sustainable and whether pensions are best delivered by the public or private sectors or a mix of both, EY’s Government & Public Sector teams are helping drive transformational change.
Contact - Josef Pilger
- Public financial management
At EY, we have a globally connected network of experienced, multidisciplinary professionals who are working with governments and public sector organizations around the world to address complex problems and achieve leading practice in Public Financial Management (PFM).
Our 500 PFM professionals worldwide support government efforts to apply clear, consistent and transparent policies, controls and procedures.
Contact - Arnauld Bertrand
Visit www.publicfinanceinternational.org for all the latest PFM news and insight
- Tax & customs
Business and tax landscapes are changing dramatically, and the pace and complexity of change continues to increase. EY help clients across the globe navigate this shifting landscape.
Governments are tempering the need for revenue with increased competition for labor and capital. Tax authorities are adapting their enforcement strategies, focus and policies in response to the changing dynamics of business. Our Global GPS Tax team can provide tax compliance and advisory services, tax policy development, as well as support the strengthening and modernization of tax and customs administrations.
Contact - Petr Medvedev
Transport is vital to any nation’s prosperity and standard of living. The solutions required to solve transport challenges are becoming increasingly complex. With government funding now very limited, governments need to be innovative to increase competitiveness through improvements in transport efficiency and customer service in the face of population growth and capacity constraints.
EY is at the forefront with service providers and government policy makers as we meet these challenges. Our global network of professionals is skilled in all aspects of the sector. Working across both the passenger and freight sectors, we assist governments with:
- Transport strategic planning
- Transport investment business cases
- Customer experience and service improvement initiatives
- Commercial and financial advice on major transport projects
- Contestability and commissioning
- Regulatory reform
- Business process transformation and change management
- Strategic procurement and program management
- Enterprise-wide risk management and internal audit
- Business information and management reporting reform.
Contact - Tony Canavan
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