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Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.
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A government blueprint to adapt the ecosystem to the future of work

– Digital and artificial intelligence technologies will likely have a substantial economic and social impact. Governments can act... now to create shared prosperity and better lives for all citizens.
Article

How artificial intelligence will impact K-12 teachers

– Existing and emerging technologies can help save teacher time—time that could be redirected toward student learning. But... to capture the potential, stakeholders need to address four imperatives.
Article

A case study in social change through education: Fogarty EDvance

– One nonprofit is improving education in socially disadvantaged communities in Western Australia. The lessons it has learned may... help other schools succeed on the path to educational equality.
Article

The value of design in global public health

– Targeted and thoughtful application of design in global public health can not only improve projects, programs, and organizations... but also save lives.

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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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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.
Article

Shattering the glass screen

– Research suggests women remain locked out of top roles in media and entertainment. A more diverse cast is required.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The social contract in the 21st century

– Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in... advanced economies.
Article

Why does prosperous King County have a homelessness crisis?

– A careful analysis reveals a primary driver of homelessness in Seattle and King County and a costly, multifaceted solution to... the problem.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Confronting the early-career gender gap

– To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa

– Gender inequality in Africa remains high, and progress toward gender parity has stagnated. This is a large missed opportunity... for African societies and for the continent’s growth prospects.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Five ways that ESG creates value

– Getting your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition right links to higher value creation. Here’s why.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Answering society’s call: A new leadership imperative

– How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?
Article - Voices on Infrastructure

Working together to tackle the UK housing crisis

– Encouraging UK governments and construction companies to scale modern methods of construction can help address concerns over diminishing... housing as well as prepare the emerging workforce to manage it.
Article

Women in the Workplace 2019

– Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the... pipeline to make real progress.
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