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Public Sector Consulting

Supporting sustainable development, transparency, accountability, and more efficient performance in the public sector

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What we do

Public sector organizations are facing increasing pressures to become more efficient and effective. i.e., they face pressure to deliver more for their citizens and become more cost efficient. Providing better services to citizens means being agile, responsive, and capable of solving complex problems innovatively.

At ACS, we assist government ministries and municipal governments in developing sustainable financial management models and effectively implement large-scale infrastructure development projects, institutional transformation, and civic services provision initiatives.

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Cities, Transport and urban

Cities, Transport & Urban Infrastructure

Smart Cities of the Future

Urban centers account for about 80% of global GDP. The sustainable development of cities is a priority policy focus area for governments and businesses worldwide. City governments and businesses are working together with a new paradigm for city development, shifting their focus from improving systems to improving residents’ experiences.

Better and more livable future cities need hyperlocal environments based on mixed-use real estate, changing mobility habits, accelerating digital-first services, and spurring the move to sustainable living and resilient infrastructure.

 The Opportunities and Challenges for  Future Smart Cities  Development  

2030

2050

Unaffordable housing

By the year 2030, the United Nations projects a 35% increase in the population of the megacities. The vast majority of this trend will emerge in the developing economies.

By 2050, cities will be home to 70% of the global population and more than 90% of all economic activity.

35% of the world's urban population has inadequate housing or faces affordability challenges.

Health hazards

An estimated 90% of the urban population worldwide lives in conditions that do not meet WHO health standards.

Cost of congestion

Traffic-related congestion costs an estimated $400 in the United States alone.

Modern Approach to Smart City Planning

Resident centricity is increasingly defining planning for the smart cities of the future. This perspective puts the expectations and needs of people at the fore and guides strategy and master planning, community management, and the design of services. Residents’ positive experiences also help build resilience in the face of challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic while driving advocacy and enhancing cities’ competitiveness.

How We Help Clients

ACS partners with city governments and businesses to ensure that future cities are designed and developed sustainably.

We combine our strategic and financial modeling expertise with the economic and social development experience of our partners to develop cities and urban infrastructure that are economically and socially sustainable. We work with municipal governments and public and private organizations to plan and develop urban centers that can support growth with economic and environmental sustainability. We assist with resolving critical financial sustainability issues during planning, financing, designing, constructing, and operating urban infrastructure projects.

Strategic & Financial Modeling for Smart City Initiatives

Strategies to Decrease Infrastructure Cost

Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships

Revenue Optimization Strategies

Service Tariff Formulation & Revenue Modeling

Long-term Forecasts & Sustainability Analysis

We team up with smart city planners to provide financial sustainability assurance during the various stages of urban development to support objectives including:

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Future city visioning

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Future city master planning

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Resilient cities

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Financing & commercialization

Mobility planning

Economic development

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Infrastructure program management

Transport and Mobility

The public and private sectors must work together to take advantage of emerging technologies for safety and accessibility improvements in urban mobility. The potential is simply tremendous.

ACS partners with cities in developing economies to assist with developing sustainable financial management models and resolving critical financial sustainability issues during planning, financing, designing, constructing, and operating urban transport projects.

 Modern Approach to Transport and Mobility Strategy 

Urban mobility issues are widespread and lead to pollution, safety concerns, and disparities in job, healthcare, and education access in various parts of the developing world. To address these challenges, mobility strategies must incorporate emerging mobility technologies, be tailored to the specific location, and consider vital factors such as population density, public transportation options, and street network type.

Urban Mobility Challenges

Lost time

On average, commuters lose up to 160 hours yearly due to traffic congestion in the world's most congested cities.

Pollution and climate change

An estimated 90% of the urban population worldwide lives in conditions that do not meet WHO air quality standards. Traffic congestion is one of the main contributors.

Safety and traffic crashes

A large number of life casualties occur every year due to traffic crashes.

Fast urbanization

By 2050, cities will be home to 70% of the global population and more than 90% of all economic activity.

Emerging Transportation Trends

CONNECTED VEHICLES WILL ACCOUNT FOR 100% OF THE MARKET BY 2035

The automotive industry is shifting its focus from hardware to software. Cars will operate like smartphones, allowing for over-the-air connectivity, guidance, and upgradability. This will enhance the productivity of travelers.

AUTONOMOUS CARS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS, WITH HIGH-DRIVING (LEVEL 4) AUTOMATION FEATURED ON 10% OF NEW CARS SOLD IN 2035

Self-driving cars and robotaxis, in the form of shared, autonomous, electric vehicles and autonomous mobility on demand, promise to help resolve pollution, parking, and safety issues. They will unlock discretionary income.

SHARED MOBILITY OFFERINGS WILL ACCOUNT FOR 15% OF URBAN TRIPS BY 2035

Shared mobility includes ride-pooling and ride-hailing apps, car sharing, and micromobility with e-scooters and bicycles. Mobility as a service approach and apps that allow users to plan, book, and pay for the best point-to-point travel across modes will help achieve this goal.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES WILL ACCOUNT FOR 35% OF NEW CAR SALES IN 2035

Electrified vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity as solutions to tackle pollution. Industry investments are expanding the range of EVs by improving the charging infrastructure and experience, boosting the power, and reducing the cost of electric batteries.

How We Help Clients

ACS partners with cities in developing economies to assist with developing sustainable financial management models and resolving critical financial sustainability issues during planning, financing, designing, constructing, and operating urban transport projects.

We combine our strategic and financial modeling expertise with our partners' smart city planning and social development experience to assist city governments with developing an economically and socially sustainable urban transport infrastructure. We work with public and private organizations to plan and develop urban transport and mobility solutions that can support growth with economic and environmental sustainability.

Strategic and financial Modeling for Urban Transport and Mobility projects

Strategies to Decrease Infrastructure Cost

Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships

Revenue Optimization Strategies

Service Tariff Formulation & Revenue Modeling

Long-term Forecasts & Sustainability Analysis

Urban Infrastructure

As urbanization trends continue to evolve, infrastructure strategies must adapt accordingly. Governments and private developers must incorporate intelligent technologies and embrace green infrastructure. Infrastructure players need assistance ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery while reevaluating the selection, execution, and management of new construction and capital projects.

Infrastructure plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and promoting the well-being of citizens. However, ensuring sustainability is becoming increasingly challenging. Urban infrastructure projects challenge various entities, including governments, transportation authorities, real estate developers, and engineering and construction firms. Despite facing budget constraints globally, urban infrastructure projects have become more prominent, riskier, and complex.

How We Help Clients

At ACS, we assist governments and private developers in developing sustainable financial management models and effectively implementing large-scale urban infrastructure development projects.

We combine our strategic and financial modeling expertise with the infrastructure development experience of our partners to develop cities and urban infrastructure that are economically and socially sustainable. Our team of infrastructure consultants helps clients optimize infrastructure development, cities, and the movement of people and goods, enabling them to build, advance, and progress.

We work with municipal governments and public and private organizations to plan and develop urban centers that can support growth with economic and environmental sustainability. We assist with resolving critical financial sustainability issues during planning, financing, designing, constructing, and operating urban infrastructure projects.

Strategic and financial Modeling for Urban Transport and Mobility projects

Strategies to Decrease Infrastructure Cost

Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships

Revenue Optimization Strategies

Service Tariff Formulation & Revenue Modeling

Long-term Forecasts & Sustainability Analysis

Public utilities

Public Utilities Tariff Optimization

Utility tariffs for public services affect the welfare of communities, economy-wide resource allocation, and the financial performance of public utilities. Utility tariff optimization is critical for good governance, financial sustainability, distributive justice, economic efficiency, and fair pricing.