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Government Transformation

Dec 13, 2018

Healthy Data

December 13, 2018

Policy solutions for big data and AI innovation in health

The health sector is undergoing a digital revolution, centered on big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should we strike the right balance between encouraging innovation and protecting patients’ rights? The following report tackles this question. Read More

Dec 11, 2018

Abandoning Silos

December 11, 2018

How innovative governments are collaborating horizontally to solve complex problems

The complex challenges that governments at all levels are facing today cut across long-standing and well-defined government boundaries and organizational structures. Solving these problems therefore requires a horizontal approach. This report looks at how such an approach can be successfully implemented. Read More

Nov 26, 2018

Analysing megatrends to better shape the future of tourism

November 26, 2018

In this new research contribution written for the OECD, we deepen our previous analysis of the megatrends affecting the future of tourism. Read More

Aug 16, 2018

Inside the Black Blocks

August 16, 2018

A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”

When Bitcoin was in the news earlier this year, little attention was paid to the blockchain technology that underpins it. This is unfortunate as blockchain’s emergence has important implications far beyond cryptocurrency. Our new report cuts through the hype to take an in-depth look at this technology, and analyze its promises and perils for Canadian governments. Read More

Jul 30, 2018

Robots, Revenues & Responses

July 30, 2018

Ontario and the Future of Work

What effects might artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, and other disruptive technologies have on government revenues? A new Mowat Centre report examines how taxation systems based on residency are ill-suited for a digital, global economy. Read More

Mar 08, 2018

Megatrends shaping the future of tourism

March 8, 2018

In this research contribution for the OECD’s Tourism Trends and Policies 2018, Mowat Centre discusses megatrends affecting the future of tourism. Read More

Oct 11, 2017

Decent Work in the Green Economy

October 11, 2017

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial. Read More

Jul 19, 2017

Delivering Benefit

July 19, 2017

Achieving community benefits in Ontario

This report examines the key success factors for designing effective community benefits requirements for large transit infrastructure projects and how their success can be monitored, tracked and measured – particularly for targeted training and recruitment initiatives. Read More

May 11, 2017

Regulating Disruption

May 11, 2017

Governing in an era of rapid technological change

In this report, the Mowat Centre examines the relationship between regulation and innovation in rapidly-changing technological industries. Read More