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Our COVID-19 work in the United States

Featured insights

Global theme

Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis

Insights on how organizations can respond, and what happens next
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How to rebuild and reimagine jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

– Public-, private-, and social-sector leaders are taking urgent steps to manage the fast-evolving crisis of jobs and work. But... there is room—and need—for greater focus, speed, boldness, and innovation.
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COVID-19: Investing in black lives and livelihoods

– The unfolding public-health and possible economic disaster of the pandemic will disproportionately affect black Americans—unless... stakeholders respond immediately.
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How to restart national economies during the coronavirus crisis

– By recognizing differences among regions and sectors, governments can get people back to work faster and safeguard our livelihoods.

Impact stories

A defense agency strengthens its governance and performance management

To ensure successful execution of its five-year strategy, a US defense agency designed and developed a new governance structure... and performance-management system.

A European defense ministry revamps its logistics strategy and operations

With a streamlined end-to-end logistics process, a defense ministry reduced costs without sacrificing the quality of its armed... forces’ operational capabilities.

A hospital system improves both patient care and employee satisfaction

New quality and efficiency standards made measurable differences in patient outcomes and nursing-staff morale across a national... military hospital network.

A large US agency rallies employees around a new strategic plan

In the process of developing a new strategic plan, a government agency unified a fragmented organization and reenergized its teams.

Our people

David Fine

Senior Partner, London
Leads McKinsey’s global Public and Social Sector Practices, with deep commitment to strengthening public services and expanding employment worldwide

Tom Dohrmann

Senior Partner, Washington DC
Leads large-scale organizational transformations and operations improvement for federal-, state-, and local-government clients

David Chinn

Senior Partner, London
Brings expertise in supply chain and operational transformations to defence organisations and armed forces worldwide

Diaan-Yi Lin

Senior Partner, Singapore
Helps Asian government entities and companies design and implement major performance-transformation and economic-development programs

Andres Cadena

Senior Partner, Bogotá
Champions Latin America’s economic development and applies financial and strategic expertise in work with the region’s public and...

Dr. Viktor Hediger

Senior Partner, Dubai
Serves a variety of healthcare clients, including public and private payers and providers, with a focus on large scale primary healthcare, provider,...

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