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Stimulating digital adoption in Germany

– Germany needs to do more to harness the potential of new digital and automation technologies to make the most of its strong competitive position, as the world moves further into the digital age.

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The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.

MGI Essay Prize: Crowdsourcing ideas for revitalizing growth in Europe

– After receiving several hundred essay submissions on how to pump life into Europe’s economy, the judges awarded prizes in... a McKinsey Global Institute contest.

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.

Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

– Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s... economies moving forward.

Digital Europe: Realizing the continent’s potential

– Europe is operating below its digital potential. Accelerating digitization could add trillions of euros to economic growth in... less than a decade.

Solving Europe’s economic conundrum

– How should policy makers undertake the reforms necessary to revitalize the continent’s economy and restore the confidence of voters?... The McKinsey Global Institute wants your ideas.

Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil

– Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.

South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth

– Sluggish growth has left many pessimistic about the country’s economic outlook, but five actions could add 1.1 percent ($87 billion)... to annual GDP and create millions of jobs by 2030.

A window of opportunity for Europe

– The region could achieve economic growth of 2 to 3 percent annually by undertaking supply-side reforms and boosting investment... and job-creation efforts.

The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

– 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.