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It’s time for a new approach to racial equity

– Despite decades of efforts by public-, private-, and social-sector organizations, racial inequity has only increased. Can a concerted, coordinated effort reverse this trend?
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From transition to transformation

– Public-sector leaders generally don’t have a lot of time to make the changes they want. But there is an approach to speed... up the process.
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Managing presidential transitions: Five tips for agency review teams

– Agency review teams are often the largest function of governmental-transition organizations and critical for continuity of government.... A few best practices can help maximize their effectiveness.
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Moving teams from campaign to transition: Five things to get right

– How the shift from campaigning to transitioning is managed can set the foundation for an administration.
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Building supportive ecosystems for Black-owned US businesses

– The right business ecosystems can mitigate or negate the effects of structural obstacles to business building for Black business... owners—and add $290 billion in business equity.

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Food security

This collection of articles and multimedia draws together McKinsey’s thinking on food security. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect access to food for many, what can food banks, distribution partners, philanthropic foundations, and the private sector do to increase resilience and ensure that people across North America have reliable access to nutritious meals?

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Tackling the impact of COVID-19: A talk with the UN’s Sir Mark Lowcock

– Perspectives from the United Nations on the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The next normal for Australian industries and workforces

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