A roadmap for cities and local public services to achieve outcomes.
Last year’s report on cities and the global financial crisis (‘Seizing the day’) highlighted the importance of strategy execution in the context of rising public sector debt, public spending cuts and the challenge arising of doing more for less in many countries.
But how can city managers best execute the city’s strategy and deliver their vision in this new era? Will they be able to deliver their desired outcomes? And can they overcome budget cuts and still develop and improve their local economies?
As the world emerges from recession, this report focuses on how cities can make things happen by identifying the success factors that are essential for the execution of a city’s strategy and making progress towards realising its vision.
The research builds on the insights from PwC’s Global Cities and Local Government Network’s publication ‘Cities of the Future’ and subsequent toolkit, last year’s report on the impact of the global financial crisis (‘Seizing the day’) and drawing on our experiences in working with cities and local governments in New Zealand and around the world.