I'm wondering if anybody could give some advice or point me towards sources for good public sector/government consulting frameworks which can assist me in structuring public sector/government cases? My career plan is to work in consultancy solving cases for national and regional governments for some years and then head to the foreign service where I also believe this knowledge will come in handy.
I have had great use of learning about traditional business consultancy frameworks and I can for sure apply some of this knowledge on public sector cases. I'm however looking for some specific frameworks to assist in structuring cases for public sector clients. I think that public sector cases are often more complex than private sector cases since it's not "just" about making profit or deciding on entering a new market or not etc. The public sector often has multiple equally important goals at the same time which often contradicts each other, for example efficiency goals, equality goals, political feasibility and so on. And often these goals works in the opposite direction of each other; For example the goal of making unemployment services more efficient often contradict the goal of making it equal for all citizens (so it's not just helping "easy" Uni graduates but also disadvantaged long-term unemployed) and you might also have a tough time raising political support for some of the possible solutions. So can you name any good sources for public sector consulting frameworks?