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How states can improve well-being for all children, from birth to age five

– State governments have a unique opportunity to improve children’s developmental trajectories. An integrated approach can help.
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Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations

– An increase in the number of successful government transformations could help solve society’s greatest challenges, serve... citizens better, and support the more productive use of public resources.
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Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility

– The US tech sector isn’t doing enough to build pathways into tech for women—particularly women of color. What is behind... this gender gap, and what can tech companies do about it?
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How higher-education institutions can transform themselves using advanced analytics

– Many college and university leaders remain unsure of how to incorporate analytics into their operations. What really works?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.

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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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Coordinating workforce development across stakeholders: An interview with ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising

– Finding mutually beneficial areas for collaboration may be closer than you think. The key? Shifting from “just-in-time”... hiring to retraining.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Universities and the conglomerate challenge

– Complex business combinations have been unwinding for years. Will the bell toll for universities?
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Boosting the skills of incumbent workers: An interview with Walmart’s Kathleen McLaughlin

– Walmart’s chief sustainability officer discusses the need for constant skill development and how employers can better prepare... their workforce for the future.
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Closing the gap: Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services

– Men still make up most of the management ranks at banks and insurers. New survey data and interviews with female executives point... the way to improving gender diversity.
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Adapting education to the demands of a rapidly changing economy: An interview with Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

– The head of California Community Colleges discusses partnering with businesses to train and reskill the workforce and his role... in reimagining the current education model through online learning.
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How higher-education institutions can transform themselves using advanced analytics

– Many college and university leaders remain unsure of how to incorporate analytics into their operations. What really works?
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Collaborating to address our global public health challenges

– Jaak Peeters, head of global public health at Johnson & Johnson, discusses the role pharma can play in addressing big challenges,... such as fighting diseases like HIV and tuberculosis.
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The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County

– Can a rising tide lift all boats? Here is a quick primer on the state of play in one fast-growth market.
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The role of education in AI (and vice versa)

– Princeton’s head of computer science, Jennifer Rexford, explains how artificial intelligence is set to change not only what... teachers teach but how they teach.
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Mobile money in emerging markets: The business case for financial inclusion

– Meeting the mobile money needs of the unbanked in emerging markets is a vast opportunity. To succeed, providers need a clear view... on what drives mobile money economics, and an innovative mind-set.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

– What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.
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