This report provides updates on 29 multinational companies active in the energy sector in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Americas, Middle East and Europe.
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MNCs in Electricity and Gas 2013 - Dec 2013David Hall
Briefing on tax justice issues - Africa - Dec 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report provides a briefing on tax justice in Africa, highlighting the following issues: the importance of taxation, tax havens and off-shore finance, tax base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) and ways of addressing tax evasion.
Briefing on tax justice issues - Asia-Pacific QPS Forum - Dec 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report provides a briefing on tax justice in the Asia-Pacific region, highlighting the following issues: the importance of taxation, tax havens and off-shore finance, tax base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) and ways of addressing tax evasion.
Challenges of digital government - Dec 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report was commissioned by PCS. It examines how digitalisation has affected employment in the retail sector and how a group of countries, Singapore, Denmark, Germany and Japan, have approached the digitalisation of government services. The recent experience of digitalisation in UK government services is analysed as well as the issues faced by service users. The report concludes that training of civil servants is crucial for the success of digital government. Strategies are required to meet the needs of a wide range of service users if a digital ‘divide’ is to be avoided.
List of water re-municipalisations worldwide - November 2013 - Dec 2013Emanuele Lobina
This report identifies 86 examples of water re-municipalisation that have taken place over the past 15 years.
Steria profile - Nov 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report is a corporate profile of Steria, a French multi-national company, which has moved from providing IT support to central and local government to providng new ways of organising administrative and financial services for the public sector.
CIVICA PROFILE - Sep 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report provides a profile of CIVICA, a company providing ICT and other management services such as ‘agile’ working, Electronic Data Management and workflow to local authorities and other public sector agencies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the United States.
Renewable energy depends on the public not private sector - Jun 2013David HallSandra Van NiekerkSteve ThomasTue Anh Nguyen
This report presents empirical evidence on the central role of the public sector in investing in renewable energy, and the limitations and problems of expecting private sector investment in renewable energy.
Progress with Energy markets inEurope - Jun 2013Steve Thomas
A critical appraisal of the European Commission Communication ‘Making the internal energy market work’ (2012) 367 final
It is 15 years since the European Commission’s electricity liberalisation Directive came into force quickly followed by a similar gas Directive. At the heart of the policy was a belief that the monopoly electricity and gas industries could be transformed into competitive industries with significant benefits to consumers. This paper examines the European Commission’s
review published November 2012 of progress towards competitive energy markets.
Ambulance, emergency and firefighting services in Europe Increasing commercialisation? - May 2013Jane Lethbridge
This paper examines the extent to which ambulance, emergency and firefighting services in Europe are threatened by the processes of commercialisation and privatisation. There are different traditions of provision of ambulance, emergency and firefighting services in European countries. They can be analysed in terms of providers of services but also the extent to which services are publicly funded and free at the point of delivery. In the majority of countries ambulance, emergency and fire-fighting services are publicly funded and delivered by the public sector.
National arrangements for ambulance and emergency medical services are influenced by the historical background to the provision of emergency services. Recent changes in healthcare systems, including contracting out of services, is beginning to impact on the ambulance and emergency medical services. The United Kingdom has contracted out patient transport over the last ten years but there are indications that a for-profit ambulance sector is developing. Falck, the Danish provider, has expanded into several European countries since 2000 and in the last three years the company has expanded into North and South America.
Ambulance and firefighting services are still predominantly provided by the public sector in Europe but there are developments that show that processes of commercialisation are beginning to impact on these services, e.g the expansion of Falck.