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Government Transformation

Mar 09, 2016

Policies for the tourism sharing economy

March 9, 2016

Chapter From OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016

In this research contribution for the OECD’s Tourism Trends and Policies 2016, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy, considers what it means for the tourism sector and assesses key policy implications. Read More

Feb 10, 2016

Robot, Take the Wheel

February 10, 2016

Public policy for automated vehicles

Automated vehicles present a potentially revolutionary change to the way that we move people and goods. At the current pace, they could be ready for public roads on a wide scale within five to ten years. Read More

Aug 24, 2015

Anchor Institutions

August 24, 2015

This report looks at the current landscape and economic potential of Anchor strategies in Ontario, and analyzes five key issue areas related to their development in the province. Read More

Aug 24, 2015

Community Benefits Agreements

August 24, 2015

This report examines the structure of Community Benefits Agreements and the process for developing them in Ontario. It describes leading examples, the current policy landscape, and related strategic considerations. Read More

Feb 16, 2015

Policymaking for the Sharing Economy

February 16, 2015

Beyond Whack-A-Mole

This report looks at the public policy questions raised by the sharing economy and makes recommendations on how governments should approach these new marketplaces. Read More

Nov 11, 2014

Reprogramming Government for the Digital Era

November 11, 2014

This Shifting Gears report explores the promise and perils of digital technologies for the core functions of governments. Read More

Sep 22, 2014

International Delivery

September 22, 2014

Centres of government and the drive for better policy implementation

Policy implementation failures attract international headlines and undermine the credibility of political administrations. Read More

Jul 23, 2014

Better Outcomes for Public Services

July 23, 2014

Achieving social impact through outcomes-based funding

The latest from Mowat in our ongoing Shifting Gears research partnership with KPMG, this study looks at the growing global trend toward outcomes-based program funding. Read More

Apr 11, 2014

Recycling Ontario’s Assets

April 11, 2014

A New Framework for Managing Public Finances

This report uses the concept of “asset recycling” to outline a new framework for public asset management and reinvestment that protects the public interest while maximizing revenue generation for public purposes. Read More

Nov 19, 2013

Public Service Transformed

November 19, 2013

Harnessing the Power of Behavioural Insights

This Shifting Gears report is the first to examine how behavioural insights could drive culture change in the public sector. It applies the increasingly prominent ‘nudge’ concept to the public service itself. Read More