Inter-governmental Integration: Key challenges

There is growing interest in realising system-wide savings, efficiencies, and better outcomes through improved coordination between different levels of government. Joint commissioning and case management, systems interoperability, integrated online access, and harmonised reporting requirements stand out as the most promising reforms. Yet despite the many steps being taken, the challenges involved in inter-governmental integration make […]

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Inter-governmental Integration – key challenges and lessons

Inter-governmental integration efforts are more likely to succeed if they are led by a higher order government, usually at the national level. The integration schemes surveyed in our annual integration imperative report show it is much easier for national governments to coordinate the resources and buy-in required than efforts driven by lower levels of government. Bringing […]

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Five key trends in global service integration

Services integration is not a new concept. However, we are now entering an exciting period of innovation characterised by schemes founded upon emerging technologies, new funding models, and a more dynamic relationship between governments, citizens, and service providers from the private and not-for-profit sectors. While a number of studies have drawn lessons from past integration […]

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The increase in environmental consciousness opens investment opportunities

Resource insecurities are changing the nature of investment opportunities and demand for risk protection. At the same time, consumers are increasingly incorporating sustainability into purchasing decisions, therefore socially responsible behaviour is becoming increasingly important on the investment management agenda. Growth in socially responsible behaviour According to the “Investing in the future” report, there has been […]

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Governments around the world embrace integration through the use of technology

The delivery of human and social services has evolved significantly over the last decade as governments across the globe seek new and innovative ways to achieve better outcomes for clients while managing increased caseloads with reduced resources as a result of fiscal pressures. Increasingly, governments are looking to integrate service delivery through innovative case practice […]

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Things you need to be sure your Solvency Assesment Management (SAM) co-ordinators are on track with

The Financial Services Board (FSB) is developing a risk-based solvency regime for South African insurers, known as Solvency Assessment and Management (SAM). SAM has the broad features of being a principles-based regulation based on an economic balance sheet and utilising a three pillar approach being: • Pillar I which stipulates the quantitative capital requirements in […]

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Technology to transform the investment management industry

Technological developments continue to act as major drivers of social, economic and environmental change. Besides underpinning many of the trends impacting the investment management industry, technology also presents an ever-increasing range of solutions to deal with the industry challenges. Looking ahead as revealed in the “Investing in the future report“, investors are likely to have […]

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What could an investor look like in 2030?

KPMG’s “Investing in the future report” reveals how seismic shifts in client demographics and other areas are likely to impact the global investment management industry. According to the report institutional investors are likely to continue to change in profile, and sovereign wealth funds are expected to play an even greater role. The growth of megacities […]

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