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McKinsey on Defense
Number 9, Winter 2014
As austerity settles in, our latest collection explains the ways that defense ministries, NATO, and defense companies are adapting.

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Implementing a citizen-centric approach to delivering government services

July 2015—When governments deliver services based on the needs of the people they serve, they can increase public satisfaction and reduce costs.more


Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives

April 2015—Business leaders are growing more optimistic and think they can head off challenges from commercial firms.more

The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge
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The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

March 2015—Experts in housing and urban development weigh in on ways that countries are addressing or plan to take on the $650 billion affordable housing gap.more

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Europe’s e-government opportunity

March 2015—Only 40 percent of EU citizens now access online government services. Public-sector leaders can increase this number by following a new strategy for creating compelling digital platforms.more

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International defense sales: Opportunities, but not for all

March 2015—Most defense contractors expect to find growth in international sales and noncore businesses. Only a few are likely to succeed. Five actions can improve their chances.more


How business and government can bring young people into work

February 2015—Youth unemployment is a global problem without an easy solution. Yet an innovative program making a difference in Berlin holds lessons for others.more

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Designing policies that support growth

January 2015—Implementing policies that work together to enable growth is our best opportunity to sustain rising global prosperity, says Catherine Mann, chief economist of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.more

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Building agencies to rate public policy

January 2015—Independently rating proposals made to governments by interest groups could lead to better, more valuable policies, says Ricardo Hausmann, director of Harvard University’s Center for International Development.more

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Creating a global framework for immigration

January 2015—Our best chance for future prosperity is taking a globally integrated approach to immigration, says international economist and author Dambisa Moyo.more


How US state governments can improve customer service

December 2014—A McKinsey Center for Government survey finds that Americans are often dissatisfied with state services—and identifies significant opportunities for improvement.more

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Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge

October 2014—A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. Here are four approaches that could help.more

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