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Urban world: Meeting the demographic challenge in cities

– The days of easy growth in the world’s cities are over, and how they respond to demographic shifts will influence their prosperity.

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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.

Closing California’s housing gap

– The McKinsey Global Institute provides a tool kit for fixing a chronic housing shortage in the world’s sixth biggest economy.

How Asia can boost productivity and economic growth

– Growth in China and other parts of Asia will depend on skills training, more process mechanization, and better resource use, says... McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel.

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.

Building better cities

– If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Human... Settlements Programme.

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

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

Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge

– A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. Here are four approaches... that could help.

Understanding India’s economic geography

– The country’s economy once again holds promise. To make the most of it, companies must identify growth opportunities at a granular... level.

Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States

– Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s... an opportunity to change that.

Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

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

A new dawn: Reigniting growth in Central and Eastern Europe

– 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.