McKinsey Global Institute

Reports from MGI

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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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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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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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A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy

March 2014—A modern, fast-growing, highly productive economy and a traditional, low-productivity one are pulling in opposite directions, reducing GDP growth and progress in living standards.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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A new dawn: Reigniting growth in Central and Eastern Europe

December 2013—The nations of Central and Eastern Europe were among the fastest growing in the world before the global financial crisis. Restoring that kind of growth will require a strategy that raises investment, expands high-value exports, unleashes productivity in domestic sectors, revives foreign direct investment, and increases domestic savings.more

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Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies

December 2013—In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource endowments for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it.more

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Responding to a globalizing labor market

Rakesh Mohan, former deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India, discusses how collaboration between business and government can respond to global labor challenges.more

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Thinking long-term today: An interview with Peter Diamond

James Manyika speaks with Professor Peter Diamond, a nobel prize winner in economics, about long-term employment challenges in the United States and how to address them.more

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Global cities of the future: An interactive map

McKinsey Quarterly—Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation.more