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The World Needs Many More Public Servants

The private sector alone cannot make the massive investments required to achieve a carbon-neutral future and hold societies together through the twenty-first century's economic, political, and climate-related crises. To enable governments to do so, policymakers must avoid austerity measures and recruit high-quality personnel.

OXFORD – Policymakers around the world will need to address a confluence of economic, political, and climate-related shocks in 2023. While governments cannot solve these crises alone, deft political leadership will be crucial to holding societies together and enabling communities and businesses to step up and do their part. What the world desperately needs is public servants and politicians who are willing and able to innovate.