The Sardinia Region economy was hit hard by the global slowdown of the late 2000s. Per capita income declined and unemployment touched 14 percent. This spurred the Regional Labor and Vocational Training Ministry to launch a broad transformation program focused on reorganizing as well as creating innovative regional labor and unemployment services.
The Regional Ministry recognized Accenture’s crossfunctional skills in client-specific solutions, our deep understanding of the employment and training fields, and extensive experience in developing complex IT systems as the clear winner for executing the strong change management program it was about to embark on.
Sardinia, the second biggest island in the Mediterranean, is one of the five autonomous regions of Italy with a population of less than 1.7 million. The Sardinian economy is driven by the tertiary sector, especially tourism, the main industry. The regional government of Sardinia administers eight provinces and 377 municipalities and has legislative and administrative powers in health, labor, tourism, social assistance and transportation.