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Digitizing the state: Five tasks for national governments

– Public authorities cannot build great digital services on their own. They need national governments to provide the right conditions for them to succeed.

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How to improve student educational outcomes

To understand what matters in student achievement, we applied analytics to data from the Program for International Student Assessment... (PISA), administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These reports take on a few of the most active debates: Do mindsets matter? If so, to what extent? What teaching practices work best? Does technology help?
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The opportunity in government productivity

– Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? Raising productivity could save $3.5 trillion a year—or... boost outcomes at no extra cost.

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Making government for the people

– Budget constraints and the rapid pace of technological change mean governments must not only deliver services more effectively... and efficiently but also prioritize citizens’ needs.
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The next generation of infrastructure

– Sustainable projects will add trillions to the world’s infrastructure costs. Our report finds that private-sector investors... must look at new ways to fill the gap.
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Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage,... foresight, and coordination.
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What can we expect in China in 2018?

– The nation could be shaped by geopolitics, momentum from robust economic growth, and a host of new leaders eager to implement... new policy.
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War and peace: Evolving challenges and strategies in the US military

– Five experts describe the technological, environmental, and other disruptions that are changing the way the US armed forces manage... conflicts and pursue peace initiatives.
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Five keys to digitizing aerospace and defense companies

– Most aerospace and defense companies have launched digital transformation efforts. Few of them are working out. Here’s how... to get better results.
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Digitizing the state: Five tasks for national governments

– Public authorities cannot build great digital services on their own. They need national governments to provide the right conditions... for them to succeed.
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Drivers of student performance: Insights from Europe

– We analyzed OECD PISA results from Europe. What did we learn about student mindsets, teaching practices, and technology?
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Improving infrastructure outcomes through better capital allocation

– In an age of fiscal uncertainty, US cities and states must optimize capital allocation to improve infrastructure planning.
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A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
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How the public sector fits in the productivity puzzle

– A benchmarking study finds that governments could save $3.5 trillion a year by 2021 if they were to improve at the rate of their... best peers.

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