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Public sector

With our extensive experience in public institutions, services and systems, we have a deep understanding of the complex issues governments face. Grant Thornton has an instinct for improving government performance and accountability.

Grant Thornton’s public sector specialists work with you to meet these challenges and realise the opportunities they bring. In over 130 countries, our specialists offer practical support grounded in local knowledge and insight. Whether your services and systems are just developing or are long established, our professionals are focused on helping you improve efficiency, increase transparency and deliver infrastructure projects more confidently. The services they offer are backed by an international capability built on Grant Thornton’s 90 years’ experience of working with government agencies worldwide.

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Clients we serve:

Grant Thornton firms provide services to all types of government agencies, including central and state government, local governments, autonomous agencies, public sector units and project entities.

We are proud to be a global partner to large and small donors: bilateral and multilateral international agencies and organisations with a mission to reduce poverty, counter corruption and make life better for people.

Whether you’re involved in developing or delivering public services at an international, national or local level, Grant Thornton’s public sector specialists offer a distinctive approach that combines global reach with a local touch. Our public sector specialists are locally based people who understand your specific challenges, but who can also access our firm’s international expertise and resources across the developed and developing world.

Our solutions

The way our firm is structured means you get more access to our partners – senior people who really understand your sector and can tailor their support to match your requirements. Our style is pragmatic and resourceful. We are committed to delivering real value for money, including sharing our knowledge to help your organisation build its own capabilities to improve performance and increase accountability.





Delivering better services at lower cost


  • Programme design
  • Programme management
  • Performance improvement
  • Procurement
  • IT planning
  • Process re-engineering
  • Cost/expenditure management
  • Capacity building

Delivering best possible public services within financial constraints. Optimising use of resources and minimising waste



Demonstrating transparency

  • Financial audits
  • Performance audits
  • IT audits

Achieving compliance with global and national accounting standards

Delivering assurance on the correct and efficient use of funds

Strengthening data, systems and network security

Improving IT reliability

Improving control

  • Promotion of accountability
  • Promotion of transparency
  • Quality assurance
  • Programme evaluation
  • Risk management
  • Information campaigns

Building credibility as a trustworthy financial manager

Securing continued funding from international donors

Protecting funds from criminal activity

Developing new infrastructure to support economic growth

  • Project development
  • Bid process management
  • Project management
  • Project finance
  • Project evaluation
  • Sector policy formulation

Maximising the chances of successful project delivery

Creating the framework for economic progress and competitiveness

Securing a reputation for competency