Loravia is a fictional country located in Eastern Europe with a population of 20 million. The government of Loravia wants to make major improvements in both the quantity and quality of education for its children. Because McKinsey has great deal of global knowledge and expertise in the education sector, the Loravian department of education has asked McKinsey to advise on how it can achieve this transformation of its school system.
Loravia’s free market economy is still developing, having emerged from many decades under communism. Recently, the government of Loravia put a new economic plan in place with aspirations to transform its economy and turbocharge its development so it’s well positioned to compete with its European neighbors. The government of Loravia realizes that the education of its children is a critical factor in meeting crucial economic development goals. It intends to transform the school system over the next ten years to enable it to support its economic aspirations.
Schooling in Loravia is completely public and is provided by a network of government-run schools that admit children from ages five through 18.
The first stage of this effort will involve diagnosing the current state of education in schools in Loravia to determine how best to meet the government’s future aspirations.
McKinsey has been asked to support the Loravian department of education in diagnosing the state of its current school system, and in identifying the most important areas for improvement.
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