Opportunity and optimism
Global perspectives on Obama and his agenda
Governments and business around the world are feeling optimistic about the new U.S. administration led by President Barack Obama.
So what exactly are they hopeful about? To find out, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) talked to public sector leaders from Deloitte member firms around the world. Drawing on their unique role working with governments and the perspective this offers on the new administration, these leaders talked about expectations, opportunities, optimism, and the Obama agenda.
In general, the leaders interviewed perceive Obama as receptive to advice, including that from other countries. And there are many areas in the Obama agenda where the experience of other countries can be gleaned for ideas and best practices, including healthcare, the green economy, and infrastructure management.
“In our conversations with Deloitte leaders, a general feeling of hopefulness was apparent despite some reservations about specific rhetoric espoused by the Obama team. And if businesses keep an open mind and a sharp eye for the prospects afforded by this administration, opportunity will not be far behind optimism,” says Greg Pellegrino, DTTL Global Public Sector Leader and author of the point of view.
Read a detailed summary of the interviews by downloading the PDF below.
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