Government and public sector

Managing local government performance


The business of government is far from straightforward. Local government organisations must juggle fiscal, geographical and demographic challenges while simultaneously addressing the demands of their many political, regulatory, citizen and business stakeholders. 

Local government organisations must address four key areas: 

  • the transformation of public services,
  • the supporting technology structure, 
  • the demand for greater government transparency, and 
  • the challenge of recruiting, developing and retaining talent.


The CGMA government research programme explores the implications for the finance function and highlights case studies of good practice from around the world.