The arrival of cloud carries profound implications for the provision of IT across government departments. While cloud is proving to be an engine of innovation, there are challenges such as data security and governance to consider. Based on KPMG's global experience and a survey of 430 public sector executives in 10 countries, this report offers guidance and analysis to help those in the public sector prepare for the era of cloud.
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Organisations are becoming acutely aware of the potential sustainable cost savings to be had across the supply chain. Based on KPMG's global experience and in-depth interviews with 585 procurement functions around the world, we reveal that the expectations of procurement are shifting and leaders must take on a more strategic role to identify new opportunities to maximise savings, leverage and price.
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When former Treasury Minister Liam Byrne infamously left successor David Laws a note saying: "I'm afraid there's no money left", he wasn't far from the truth. This report dates from the arrival of the new government in 2010 and identifies the basic opportunities for back office cost reduction which still remain up for grabs in many organisations.
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There is little doubt among healthcare professionals and system managers that eHealth has the potential to redefine the healthcare industry. Based on KPMG's global experience and in-depth interviews with 39 health leaders from 15 countries, we outline a series of key lessons for eHealth pioneers and point to successful examples of transformational initiatives from around the world.
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In association with CentreForum this report on the Open Public Services agenda attempts to define the principles that should underpin the shift of power to drive service improvements. Our research covers key areas such as quality of information, risk transfer, regulation, investment propositions and competitive neutrality between public, private and voluntary providers.
Download: Your Choice - how to get better public services (PDF 916 KB)
This report from 2010 looks at the promise of contracts based on payment by results (PBR). This paper outlines the problems that PBR was designed to solve and an integrated approach to solving them which still hold true as the early PBR contracts are now being assessed.
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Mergers in healthcare are unlike those in any other industry. In this global report, we reveal that across social, political and economic settings, there are a number of lessons cited by healthcare executives over and over again. Following in-depth interviews with public and private healthcare providers in 12 countries, we outline the key considerations for those approaching a merger in healthcare.
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In conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, the Change Readiness Index was designed to define and assess the characteristics that are likely to determine a country's ability to respond to change and cultivate opportunities. In this global report we evaluate the 'change readiness' of 60 countries using economic, social and governance indicators. We also explore hypothesis for a new approach to assess the strategic support that countries may need in weaker areas so they can become more proactive and resilient when managing change.
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Governments and donor organisations are facing increasing pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of aid and the achievement of development goals on the ground. In this edition of Issues Monitor, we explore how donors and recipients are introducing new initiatives to increase the transparency, accountability and utilisation of aid.
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