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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.


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.

How digital finance could boost growth in emerging economies

– Delivering financial services by mobile phone could benefit billions of people by spurring inclusive growth that adds $3.7 trillion... to the GDP of emerging economies within a decade.

Miles to go: Stepping up progress toward gender equality

– A year after the UN General Assembly vowed to achieve gender equality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, we look at... what steps need to be taken

Overcoming global turbulence to reawaken economic growth

– The era of easy economic growth has ended, but policy makers and business leaders can target three areas to increase prosperity... in a politically and socially volatile world.

India’s ascent: Five opportunities for growth and transformation

– The country could create sustainable economic conditions in five ways, such as promoting acceptable living standards, improving... the urban infrastructure, and unlocking the potential of women.

Capturing China’s $5 trillion productivity opportunity

– It won’t be easy, but shifting to a productivity-led economy from one focused on investment could add trillions of dollars... to the country’s growth by 2030.

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity

– Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the... global economy by 2025.

The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in the United States

– Every state and city in the United States has the opportunity to further gender parity, which could add $4.3 trillion to the country’s... economy in 2025.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India

– Achieving gender equality in India would have a larger economic impact there than in any other region in the world—$700... billion of added GDP in 2025—but comprehensive change is needed.

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

– A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s... equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.

The new global competition for corporate profits

– A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that a 30-year period of unprecedented corporate-profit growth could be drawing to... a close. Competition is intensifying as emerging-market companies go global and technology and technology-enabled firms make rapid moves into new sectors.