Social Sector Insights

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Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

– Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider” leaders for their top jobs.

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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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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.
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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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Supporting job growth and worker prosperity in a new era of automation

– With the advent of advanced automation, governments have a critical role to play in responding to workforce transitions.
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How companies can guard against gender fatigue

– Show you are serious about basics such as mentoring and work–life flexibility—then hold yourself accountable.
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Mitigating risk in IT megaprojects

– Public-sector IT projects are highly susceptible to delays and cost overruns. Some leading-edge governments are finding ways to... avoid those pitfalls.
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Drivers of student performance: Asia insights

– An analysis of OECD PISA results from Asia highlights four findings on mindsets, teaching styles, technology, and early childhood... education.
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How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments

– As countries have joined together on a path toward increased cooperation and action on migration, investment in data will be crucial... for its success.
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Delivering through diversity

– Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can... craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
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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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Women in leadership: Lessons from Australian companies leading the way

– Top Australian organizations are deploying a range of strategies to address the known issues affecting women’s advancement.
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Women in the food industry

– Where does the sector stand when it comes to gender equality? We look closely at employee experiences as well as policies and... programs the industry has implemented to promote diversity.

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