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Problems amid progress: Improving lives and livelihoods for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom

– Britain has made progress on advancing ethnic equality. But minorities are still disadvantaged in many ways, and some groups are particularly vulnerable to economic shocks.
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Automation in government: Harnessing technology to transform customer experience

– Automation can enable governments to provide outstanding levels of customer experience, driven by innovations that are as sensitive... to people as they are to technology.
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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.
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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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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Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Ten innovations that can improve global health

– By 2040, new technologies could reduce the total burden of disease by 6 to 10 percent.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies

– The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance broad-based health and prosperity.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster

– Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.
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Reimagining tax authorities for the future

– The COVID-19 crisis is creating new challenges for tax authorities—but this moment isn’t only about responding to... the impact of a global pandemic. Tax authorities can reimagine themselves to be better prepared for the future.
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Rising costs and stagnating completion rates: Who is bucking the trend?

– The global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns about the value of higher education — prices are rising and completion... rates are stagnating. Which higher education institutions are bucking the trend?
Interview

Reforming public education in Australia: An interview with Mark Scott AO

– Students thrive when school leaders have good data, strong professional development, autonomy over spending, and targeted support,... says the leader of New South Wales’ public education system.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

How prioritizing health is a prescription for US prosperity

– As the United States rebuilds its economy in the wake of the pandemic, investing in health can lead the way.
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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.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Ten things to know about gender equality

– Since 2015, progress toward gender equality has been marginal, and now COVID-19 has hit women hard. We take stock.
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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– Normalcy by spring, and herd immunity by fall? We assess the prospects for an end in 2021.
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Improving the fragile US supply of blood

– For a system that relies on the altruism of contributors, an aging class of donors and changing attitudes put the nation’s... blood supply at risk.
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