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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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

– Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s... economies moving forward.

The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa

– Field interviews with more than 1,000 Chinese companies provide new insights into Africa–China business relationships.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

– A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s... equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.

How to improve student educational outcomes: New insights from data analytics

– By applying advanced analytics and machine learning, we have identified factors that play a critical role in student achievement.

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Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies

– Africa's economic growth is creating substantial new business opportunities that are often overlooked by global companies. Consumer-facing... industries, resources, agriculture, and infrastructure together could generate as much as $2.6 trillion in revenue annually by 2020, or $1 trillion more than today.

Attracting and retaining top talent in US teaching

– Only 23 percent of entering teachers come from the top third of their graduating class. What would it take to do better?

Reinventing the workplace for greater gender diversity

– Three efforts could kick-start progress to get more women in leadership positions.

Education for employment: Realizing Arab youth potential

– The Arab world has the highest youth unemployment in the world. An important report explores this issue through the lens of education.

How the world’s best-performing school systems come out on top

– Why is it that some school systems consistently perform well and improve faster than others? McKinsey studied 25 across the globe... to find out.

Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work

– Youth unemployment across the European Union remains unacceptably high, to the detriment of current and future generations. Addressing... it requires understanding its causes and then relentlessly pursuing solutions.

Education to employment: Designing a system that works

– Young people can’t find jobs. Yet employers can’t find people with the right entry-level skills. How can we close this gap?

How does a school system improve?

– New research suggests that common sets of interventions can help systems move from one performance level to the next, without... regard to culture, geography, politics, or history.

No silver bullets: Ten strategies for teacher talent management

– The quality of teachers is one of the main factors that determine student success. School districts pursuing better outcomes should... consider a ten-part approach to managing talent.

Wiring students for success

– Don’t believe the skeptics: digital technology really can help teachers improve educational outcomes.