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How the world could better fight obesity

November 2014—If the prevalence of obesity continues on its rising trend, almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or obese by 2030, imposing even greater personal, social, and economic costs. Effectively combating obesity around the world may require a comprehensive strategy of 44 interventions as part of a potential Obesity Abatement Program.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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Prospects for growth: An interview with Robert Solow

September 2014—The economist who won a Nobel Prize for advancing our understanding of technology looks at the past and future of productivity-led growth.more

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India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

December 2014—A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment Line.more

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Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

November 2014—By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.more

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Global flows in a digital age

April 2014–The movement of goods and services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals. To be unconnected is to fall behind.more

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China’s digital transformation

July 2014—New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025. more

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Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

July 2014—With the right reforms and investments, Africa’s largest economy can live up to its economic potential and bring more Nigerians out of poverty.more

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Brazil’s path to inclusive growth

May 2014—To raise incomes and living standards, Brazil must accelerate productivity growth. Building new connections with the rest of the global economy could provide the opening to do just that.more

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India’s path from poverty to empowerment

February 2014—India has made encouraging progress in reducing its official poverty rate. But the nation has an opportunity to help more than half a billion people attain better living standards.more

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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

October 2013—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.more

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Resource revolution: Tracking global commodity markets

September 2013—Commodity prices, though off recent peaks, still reflect emerging-market demand, a challenging geology, innovative technology, and improved resource productivity.more

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Track global commodity markets

MGI’s Commodity Price Index tool

Create custom views of quarterly movements in commodity prices and compare correlations among resource markets.more

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