New Public Sector Index: Measuring the Capabilities of Local Governments to Solve Critical Challenges

Writing in Project Syndicate, Mariana Mazzucato of University College London and James Anderson of Bloomberg Philanthropies introduce their project to develop a new public sector index of the capabilities of cities to solve critical challenges. “What critical skills, processes, and structures”, the authors write, “will a given municipality need in order to detect emergent issues and fashion appropriate responses?” The proponents assume that municipal governments can be an effective entrepreneurial force in creating and shaping markets to address rapidly evolving social, environmental, and economic problems. To access the article, click HERE