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The opportunity in government productivity

– Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? Raising productivity could save $3.5 trillion a year—or boost outcomes at no extra cost.

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Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

– The ‘‘skills gap’’ in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.
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Policing–a vision for 2025

– This paper describes the current challenges facing police forces and proposes ways in which Chief Officers should address them.
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Three more reasons why US education is ready for investment

– Shifts in the education landscape are opening doors for investment.
Interview

The Ebola crisis then and now: An interview with the UN’s David Nabarro

– The UN doctor leading the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa explains how early action helped contain the crisis—and... why there’s still more work to be done.
Article

How to scale personalized learning

– A systemwide approach offers the best chance of reaching the most students.
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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.
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Unlocking the potential of frontline managers in global health

– Health systems in developing countries have a big opportunity to improve the provision of services by strengthening the capabilities... of their frontline managers.
Interview

Winning the fight against malaria

– The United Nations’ Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, discusses the ongoing battle against a disease that last year... killed more than 400,000 people.
Interview

How companies succeed through radical engagement

– The authors of Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society explain why organizations must look... beyond corporate-social-responsibility initiatives to truly engage with consumers and communities.
Article

Eradicating polio in Nigeria

– The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges.
Interview - McKinsey Global Institute

At the United Nations, a push for true gender equality

– UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses why stereotypes and prejudices can’t go ignored in the fight for... greater women’s rights.

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