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Interview

Becoming a Weather-Ready Nation

– In this interview, Louis W. Uccellini, director of the US National Weather Service, discusses the organization’s work to provide more accurate predictions and decision support for weather events.
Podcast

Reopening schools: Fostering a safe and effective learning environment

– Following closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, school systems have much to consider as they embark on a new school year.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times

– Even the most inscrutable problems have solutions—or better outcomes than have been reached so far. Here’s how the... best problem solvers crack the code.
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.
Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.

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Article

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, July 2020

– Deep second-quarter contractions were measured in the United States and the eurozone. Economic indicators improved in June and... July, but disparities in controlling the novel coronavirus suggest diverging recovery paths.
Article

Follow the leaders: How governments can combat intensifying cybersecurity risks

– It is undoubtedly challenging to craft and execute a national cybersecurity strategy. Our research reveals common elements of... successful strategies.
Article

Racial equity in financial services

– The financial services talent pipeline shows a lack of representation of people of color, most acutely at senior levels. Changes... in three key areas can help companies make progress.
Article

How governments can deliver on the promise of digital ID

– Governments globally are working to roll out digital identity schemes, but few have achieved broad adoption and utilization. To... succeed, governments can create a virtuous circle of supply and demand.
Article

The next normal for Australian industries and workforces

– Six key forces are reshaping Australian businesses and jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Survey

How US companies are planning for a safe return to the workplace

– In a new survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing... a range of interventions that could transform how people work.
Article

Lessons from the past on how to revive the US economy after COVID-19

– Examining what worked in response to previous crises can help policy makers as they make plans to revive economic activity.
Article

The great balancing act: Managing the coming $30 trillion deficit while restoring economic growth

– As they continue to grapple with a global pandemic, governments will need to manage deficits and debt-payment plans while finding... the best ways to support economic recovery.
Article

An optimistic scenario for the US response to COVID-19

– Much would need to happen, but returning the country to something that approaches stability by next summer may be possible.
Podcast

Driving digital change during a crisis: The chief digital officer and COVID-19

– The new digital reality presents a unique challenge for organizations. Leading an organization in a time of crisis is one of the... greatest challenges a CDO can face. By demonstrating resilient leadership and a clear view of how to use digital to navigate the crisis, CDOs can help the business not just to survive but also to be ready for the next normal.
Article

An experiment to inform universal basic income

– As income inequality and economic upheaval take center stage, is a guaranteed minimum income worth considering? Results from a... two-year experiment in Finland offer clues.
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