Public sector

Making the world a better place

Bold, practical strategy that works

In the face of new challenges—like automation, an aging workforce, spending cuts, globalisation, and digitisation—public sector organisations must refocus on what they do and how they do it to maximise their impact on citizens and communities across the globe. We help leaders at the most successful organisations ensure that they are invested in the right capabilities, are sustainably funded, and have the means to deliver on their purpose. This is strategy, made real.

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How we help clients

Education, health and social service

Dreaming big is important — as long as those dreams are pulled down to earth. We embed our strategy capabilities with your teams to transform perspective into pragmatism and ambition into action. The result? Strategy that works for government agencies, NGOs, and citizens around the world for years to come, supporting the complex needs of children, students, victims, immigrants, the unemployed, veterans, the disabled, the elderly, and all their caregivers.

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Environment, energy and resource policy

We help clients develop initiatives that aim to enhance energy savings, promote the more rational use of energy, and increase the share of renewable energy in overall energy supply. And we ensure that effective climate protection policies do not have a negative impact on your competitive advantage.

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Customs, immigration and border control

At Strategy&, our experts advise clients on strategies in administrations, reform, risk management, intelligence, border management, enforcement, investigation, technology, and operations. We leverage our expertise in trade facilitation, cargo tracking and monitoring, risk assessment, ICT transformation, and trade data integration to bring an additional level of rigour to our analyses. Our field-leading specialist capabilities in modelling; simulation and wargaming; enterprise resilience; business continuity planning; and operational, fraud, and security risk further enhance our ability to support the strategic agenda of immigration, customs, and border security administrators.

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Defence, national security and law enforcement

We have a long history of success in partnering with global governments on defence and national security. Our domain experts work in land, air, sea, special forces, and intelligence domains, harnessing a deep understanding of both intelligence collection and assessment disciplines. We can help you combat crises with strategic solutions, applying the lessons learned from our engagement with the commercial world to deliver global solutions to critical defence challenges.

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Transport and infrastructure policy

As you navigate the complexities of transporting goods by land, sea, or air, we deliver results to redefine your future. Our integrative approach combines extensive firsthand knowledge of the markets, technologies, and best practices, to map out a comprehensive strategy that streamlines all modes of transportation. When we unlock the right strategy for your organisation, we’ve tapped into a depth of differentiation that no one else in the world can own like you.

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Impact

Identifying how to reduce CO2 emissions in the U.K.

Strategy& was engaged to identify opportunities that could effectively encourage the development and uptake of low-carbon processes in high-impact industries in the U.K. After identifying a number of sectors with high CO2 emissions levels, we assessed the reduction potential of their production processes and the feasibility of interventions. As a result of our work, we identified CO2  reductions totaling 3 million tons and developed an intervention strategy to achieve these reductions. Intervention plays were prioritised on the basis of CO2  reduction potential, feasibility, and resource requirements.

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Creating regional safety and security framework in Asia

Strategy& undertook a comprehensive assessment of the safety and security environment of a significant investment region for the government in Southeast Asia. The project included a situational assessment, benchmarking of current capabilities against international best practices, and an assessment of legislative requirements. Our identification of capability gaps led to the creation of an overall safety and security framework and capability development roadmap. This provided the client and key stakeholders in government, the private sector, and the community with clear guidance for planning future safety and security capabilities based on several integrating strategies and specific project outlines.

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Assessing internet and media growth in Dubai

The government of Dubai wanted to enhance its knowledge society and support the attractiveness of its city as a regional and international business centre through the establishment of specialised tax free zones. Strategy& helped develop an overall strategy for establishing Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Media City (DMC). Key activities included developing a specific value proposition for each targeted sector; detailing a new organisation structure with a statement of functions, roles, and responsibilities and staffing levels for DIC and DMC; developing a detailed financial model and a detailed implementation plan with support and programme management; and preparing marketing documents. As a result, our programme produced significant awareness of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City and supported their successful realisation.

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Planning socioeconomic development in the Middle East

A government in the Middle East initiated a full-fledged socioeconomic reform plan involving a wide array of public-sector, private-sector, and civic society stakeholders. The country faced serious socio-economic challenges and requested that Strategy& assist in devising a comprehensive vision and strategy for the country for the next 10 years. It also retained the firm to help with an inclusive process (involving 400 stakeholders) to elaborate a national agenda as the basis for all government programmes. As a result of the exercise, stakeholders from business, political, and civic life and from various socioeconomic backgrounds committed to developing the agenda of the country. A progress mechanism was put in place to monitor the future implementation of the national agenda.

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Developing a regional data harmonisation strategy in Europe

The UN Economic Commission for Europe initiated work in Southeast Europe to build single-window facilities for import and export clearance, which required harmonisation of trade data requirements in the region to ensure building-interoperable systems. Strategy& gathered and developed an understanding of the respective data requirements in participating countries and identified relevant international standards and best practices for data standardisation. We coordinated with officials and representatives of customs administrations, other agencies, and ministries involved in international trade, as well as representatives from the private sector. After performing the necessary data analysis, we developed a regional trade data harmonisation strategy and detailed technical guidelines associated with this strategy—all of which were adopted. Strategy& also held several workshops for participating countries, enabling them to continue the harmonisation effort.

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Bernnat

Partner, Strategy& Germany

Hilal Halaoui

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

Timothy Jackson

Partner, Australia

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