Government & Public Sector

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.

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  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure investment and development is a top priority for governments globally — an indispensable necessity for poverty reduction, social progress and inclusive economic growth. While rapid urbanization is putting pressure on emerging markets to develop critical new infrastructure, developed economies need to expand existing infrastructure due to aging assets and sustained underinvestment.

    With global population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025, infrastructure investments are needed to supply sufficient water, roads, housing and power. Among the issues facing governments are:

    • Aging infrastructure
    • Predictions of future national transportation gridlock
    • Soaring energy and water costs

    Governments are also facing challenges in meeting their infrastructure obligations. Infrastructure projects are significant in size, scope, complexity, and in financing arrangements. They also bring increased public scrutiny and more demand for stakeholder engagement.

    We provide support from the earliest stages of analysis, from project evaluation to procurement, financial close, construction and operations. We can assist our clients in devising and comparing financial plans and delivery approaches for projects that involve public, federal or private financing, project revenues and/or grants — and provide support to our clients in their implementation of those plans.

    Our global award-winning Infrastructure Advisory team of more than 700 dedicated professionals has a strong track record in providing advice across the infrastructure life cycle.

    Contact - Bill Banks

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  • 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.

    Read more about our PFM capabilities

    Contact - Arnauld Bertrand

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    Visit www.publicfinanceinternational.org for all the latest PFM news and insight

  • Transport

    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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