We’re dedicated to helping you unlock the positive potential of government
The Centre for Public Impact is a not-for-profit founded by the Boston Consulting Group. Believing that governments can and want to do better for people, we work side-by-side with governments — and all those who help them — to reimagine government, and turn ideas into action, to bring about better outcomes for everyone.
We champion public servants and other changemakers who are leading this charge and develop the tools and resources they need, like our Public Impact Fundamentals, so we can build the future of government together.
We share our learning and exchange practical ideas, tools and case studies about strengthening public impact. We want to help you discover new ways to overcome your public impact challenges to achieve the positive impact people deserve.
Public Impact Labs
A collaborative way to rethink your approach to specific policy problems
Sometimes what we need is a new way to think about a problem and a collective effort from all involved. This is why our Lab brings together external stakeholders with key decision makers, and by using the latest technology including virtual reality, we help you develop new approaches or improve existing approaches to difficult challenges together.
The Public Impact Fundamentals framework helped me understand why our programme was not having the impact we intended and identified key areas we needed to focus on going forward.
Radzifuddin Bin Nordin, Executive DirectorEducation Performance and Delivery unit (PADU), Malaysia
Other ways we can help you achieve public impact
Discover a new way of designing and delivering effective policies
It doesn’t matter what level of government you work at – exploring new policy making methods and techniques can often get lost in hectic daily routines. We provide hands-on training to learn about and apply the Public Impact Fundamentals to help you design and deliver impactful policies that last.
Global case studies
Be inspired and learn from others how to achieve positive outcomes
There’s a lot we can learn from how other countries and organisations go about achieving public impact. Explore our unique database of case studies on what others have tried, and learn how we can create bespoke case studies relevant to the impact you are trying to achieve.
Challenges & Competitions
Connect sector innovators and spark new ideas
Scaling up innovative ideas isn’t easy. In complex, fast-moving environments, there’s a risk of great ideas getting lost and resources being wasted. Having worked with Bloomberg Philanthropies on the Mayors Challenge and with many other organisations around the world, we have the experience to help your bold ideas deliver impact at scale.
Legitimacy principles & practices
Build better connections with citizens
Making impact is great, but what do you do if there’s a gap between you and the people you’re trying to help the most? If trust is low, participation is patchy and take-up is disappointing.
We’ve proven that Legitimacy is a key ingredient to achieving public impact, and we understand what needs to be done to build better relationships with citizens and rebuild trust with all sections of society, including the young and marginalised groups. Our Legitimacy Principles and Practices workshops offer hands-on support to help you close the legitimacy gap that is holding your policies back.
University teaching at public policy schools
Educating the policymakers of the future
Get access to the resources you need to run your own workshop to provide students – the policymakers of the future – with the right skills to design and deliver successful policies that achieve positive outcomes for citizens.
We’ve worked with more than fifty governments and their partners in twenty countries, sharing lessons on how to break through the complexity and achieve positive public impact.