New report finds Canadian governments ready to become more agile

OTTAWA, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - A new report by the Public Policy Forum, in partnership with PwC Canada, finds governments are beginning to change the ways they do business in order to better serve Canadians. Agile Government: Responding to Citizens' Changing Needs provides valuable insights into what agility means to today's governments.

"With increasing globalization, accelerating technology and an aging population, now is a good time to reflect on how governments can maximize agility in their operations," says David Mitchell, President & CEO of Canada's Public Policy Forum. "It's our objective that this report will help governments meet those challenges by focusing on opportunities to be more responsive, flexible, creative and attuned to Canadians' needs."

"In today's rapidly changing, interconnected society, the public sector needs to be adaptable, flexible and resilient in the face of uncertainty," says Michael Jordan, Partner PwC. "Through our discussions we've been able to develop a report that provides insights into how governments can work towards becoming truly agile, and respond seamlessly to citizens' increasing expectations."

The report synthesizes the findings from pan-Canadian roundtables and interviews with leaders across sectors. The discussions signify a growing sense that now is the time to take chances on public sector innovation and case studies offer evidence that innovative change is already underway.

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private, academic and nonprofit sectors.

SOURCE PUBLIC POLICY FORUM

For further information: Media: Sara Caverley, Communications Coordinator | Coordonnatrice des communications, Public Policy Forum | Forum des politiques publiques, (613) 238-7858 ext. 228, media@ppforum.ca, ppforum.ca

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