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Twelve highlights from our 2020 research

These 12 charts distill some of the best research from the McKinsey Global Institute over the course of a year of shocks.

From new risks such as COVID-19’s impact on global health and economy, to long-term challenges such as climate change, 2020 was a extraordinary year. And throughout its twists and turns, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) shed light on the most important trends changing the global economy and the impact they have on lives and livelihoods.

This infographic encompasses twelve of the most important charts from the past year—just a small sample of MGI’s total research published in 2020.

Twelve charts on the global economy from the McKinsey Global Institute

Twelve highlights from our 2020 research
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Infographic sources:

  1. Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts
  2. The social contract in the 21st century
  3. Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains
  4. Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time
  5. The future of work in Europe
  6. What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries
  7. COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects
  8. Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity
  9. The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives
  10. How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging
  11. India’s turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs
  12. Connected world: An evolution in connectivity beyond the 5G revolution

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