Social Sector


How big data will revolutionize the global food chain

– Advanced analytics opens vast untapped potential for farmers, investors, and emerging economies to reduce the cost of goods sold.

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How to scale personalized learning

– A systemwide approach offers the best chance of reaching the most students.

Solving public problems through behavioral science

– Governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council can influence individuals and groups to address persistent issues including youth... unemployment, chronic health problems, and unsustainable water use.

Getting the most out of your sustainability program

– Sustainability initiatives won’t create lasting value if they’re poorly managed. Here are four lessons from companies... that are doing it right.

Why US education is ready for investment

– As education transforms, the traditional and highly limited openings for private companies are growing wider. Investors should... take note.

E before I: Why engagement needs to come first in planning infrastructure

– Consulting stakeholders before digging makes for better, cheaper projects.

Improving disaster recovery

– When natural disasters strike, governments step up. Here’s how they can improve the odds of a successful long-term recovery.

Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

– Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.

Gaining strength through philanthropy: How emerging-market families can make a difference

– In this article, we discuss trends in philanthropy in emerging markets and offer five strategic questions for families looking... to improve their chances of making a difference.

Protecting student data in a digital world

– Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal... information.

From liability to opportunity: How to build food security and nourish growth

– How can public institutions, development agencies, investors, researchers, and producers work together to build a food sector... that propels economic growth, meets demand, and helps to maintain social stability?

What social-sector leaders need to succeed

– Chronic underinvestment is placing increasing demands on social-sector leaders. New research suggests ways they can meet the leadership... challenge.


McKinsey on Society

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