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

March 2015—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?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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Women in the Muslim world taking the fast track to change

March 2015—While much work remains to close the equality gap for the 800 million Muslim women worldwide, the rates of education and employment for some have increased dramatically in a short span of time.more

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The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge
interview | McKinsey Global Institute

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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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

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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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A recipe for economic growth

February 2015—Former US treasury secretary Lawrence H. Summers believes institutional reforms and significant investment are required to push the world economy forward.more

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Debt and (not much) deleveraging

February 2015—Global debt has grown by $57 trillion and no major economy has decreased its debt-to-GDP ratio since 2007. High government debt in advanced economies, mounting household debt, and the rapid rise of China’s debt are areas of potential concern.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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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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Public-sector digitization: The trillion-dollar challenge

December 2014—The full benefits of digitization could be huge, but to realize them, governments need to tackle the factors that make many e-government efforts fall short of their promise.more

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