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Government Transformation

Apr 30, 2019

Distributed Energy Resources

April 30, 2019

The role of regional planning, new benefit-cost methodologies and the competitive landscape

What does the advent of distributed energy resources (DERs) mean for electricity systems in Ontario and beyond? Our latest report offers a comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges presented by DERs, and analyzes what utilities and regulators should do in response. Read More

Apr 02, 2019

Rethinking Municipal Finance for the New Economy

April 2, 2019

While ongoing economic and employment trends are constraining government revenues globally, municipalities in Canada face additional challenges due to their unique governance and fiscal context. Read More

Feb 28, 2019

Maximizing the Gains from Sharing

February 28, 2019

An Analysis of National and International Best Practices

In 2017, the International Organization for Standardization initiated an international discussion on the potential development of national or international standards for the sharing economy, and identified 10 principles to guide such work. This report identifies and summarizes innovative national and international best practices, as well as challenges, in incorporating these principles. Read More

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