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COVID-19 around the world

Resources for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in the world’s major regions.

Africa and Middle East | Americas | Asia | Europe

Africa and Middle East

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Stay visible—but don’t be needed: How Alain Bejjani is leading through the unexpected

– A five-year, purpose-driven digital transformation has helped the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim, and his organization, to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Article

How South African SMEs can survive and thrive post COVID-19

– Here’s how the public and private sector can provide the right support to enable SME growth in South Africa, now and beyond the crisis.
Article

Safeguarding Africa’s food systems through and beyond the crisis

– Here’s how governments and private-sector actors can respond to the impact of COVID-19 on African agriculture.
Article

Acting now to strengthen Africa’s health systems

– There are five big ideas to safeguard lives in the COVID-19 crisis—and prepare for the future.
Article

Reopening and reimagining Africa

– How the COVID-19 crisis can catalyze change across the continent.

Americas

Interactive

Tracking US unemployment through the COVID-19 crisis

See how unemployment data are changing across states, counties, and sectors.
Report

US Hispanic and Latino lives and livelihoods in the recovery from COVID-19

– Hispanics and Latinos are key to the US recovery but have been damaged disproportionately by the pandemic. Targeted interventions are required to improve their health and economic outcomes.
Article

COVID-19 and advancing Asian American recovery

– Asian American communities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Stakeholders in the public, private, and social sectors can help spur their recovery and promote greater equity.
Article

How COVID-19 has impacted Black-white financial inequality

– COVID-19 has disrupted everything from economic markets to personal finances, but not everyone feels its effects equally.
Webcast

Investing in Black lives and livelihoods: What stakeholders can do

– Black Americans face longstanding economic challenges. The COVID-19 crisis could make these challenges worse. McKinsey partner Jason Wright discusses ways to support the health and wealth of Black businesses and households.
Interactive

Vulnerable US jobs by demographic group

Low-wage, minority, and younger workers are most likely to hold jobs at risk from COVID-19.
Webcast

Protecting US small businesses from the impact of COVID-19

– Many small businesses have closed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In this McKinsey Live webinar, partner Deepa Mahajan discusses innovations and support mechanisms that could help keep more small companies in business.
Interactive

US small-business vulnerability during the COVID-19 crisis

The most vulnerable sectors include some 1.7 million small businesses.
Article

US small-business recovery after the COVID-19 crisis

– Improving operations and adapting business models can help small businesses in many industries recover. Finding the cash to do so may be a stretch.

Asia

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Rallying around purpose: An interview with the managing director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group

– Digital technologies are important, but “good, old-fashioned trust” is indispensable, says Peter Harmer.
Article

Reimagining emerging ASEAN in the wake of COVID-19

– A focus on five key levers could both accelerate the region’s recovery and make the gains more enduring.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

India’s turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs

– A clarion call is sounding for India to put growth on a sustainably faster track and meet the aspirations of its growing workforce.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

– Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial services.
Article

Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

– As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set to return to growth, but not until the global economy bounces back.
Collection

An early view of post-COVID-19 discretionary spending in Asia

– A survey of consumers in China, India, and Indonesia shows how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their plans for discretionary spending—and which shifts could be part of the next normal.
Report

Fast-forward China: 30 ways companies are reactivating business and reimagining the future beyond COVID-19

– Companies in China that acted swiftly and decisively are likely to emerge stronger out of the COVID-19 crisis, and will be better prepared to withstand the next major disruption.
Article

Reopening India: Implications for economic activity and workers

– Over the next many months, India’s economy will need to operate alongside COVID-19 by building the capability to manage granular, dynamic, and localized lockdowns and restarts.
Podcasts

Asia podcasts collection

Our library of podcasts on how governments, businesses, and other leaders in Asia have responded to the COVID crisis and other challenges in the region.

Europe

Article

Navigating the post-COVID-19 era: A strategic framework for European recovery

– As Europe’s lockdowns begin to loosen, resources need to be directed with care.
Article

Well-being in Europe: Addressing the high cost of COVID-19 on life satisfaction

– Recovery will depend on saving lives, sustaining livelihoods, and supporting quality of life.
Article

Spain after COVID-19: From resilience to reimagination

– COVID-19 will have a deep impact on Spain’s economy and the survival rates of companies. To safeguard both lives and livelihoods, public- and private-sector leaders must act swiftly in a coordinated effort.
Article

Understanding and managing the hidden health crisis of COVID-19 in Europe

– COVID-19 may produce further, longer-term consequences, not just from reduced care provision, but from the impact of lockdowns on mental and physical health.
Article

COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Assessing jobs at risk and the impact on people and places

– Around 7.6 million jobs, or 24 percent of the UK workforce, are at risk because of COVID-19-related lockdowns. People and places with the lowest incomes are the most vulnerable.
Webinar

Restoring Europe’s economy amid COVID-19

– McKinsey experts discuss the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on Europe, the policy response by governments, and the possible timeframe and trajectory of a recovery.

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