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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.
Article

Enabling at-scale government transformations through partner support

– Many governments are working with philanthropic organizations on transformation efforts. Both sides can take steps to assure they... get the most out of the relationship.
Report

The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap

– The persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is a burden on black Americans as well as the overall economy. New research... quantifies the impact of closing the gap and identifies key sources of this socioeconomic inequity.
Article

Social spending: Managing a $5 trillion challenge

– Spending on social priorities, such as pensions, unemployment support, and disability, account for a large portion of government... expenditure, yet many services fail to meet customer expectations.
Article

Homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area: The crisis and a path forward

– Homelessness in and around the San Francisco Bay Area continues to rise. Coordinated efforts among governments, nonprofits, and... the private sector could stem the crisis and spark progress.

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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.
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.
Article

Building operational excellence in higher education

– The example of one university shows the potential value in transforming administrative operations.
Interview

An interview with former Peruvian Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra

– Jaime Saavedra came from the World Bank to lead the Education Ministry in his native country of Peru with a commitment to improve... quality across the public education system.
Video

Preparing young leaders for the future of work: An interview with Wendy Kopp

– “If we want kids to have meaningful careers, what educational outcomes do we need to work toward?” asks Wendy Kopp,... CEO and cofounder of Teach For All and founder of Teach For America.
Article

More than values: The value-based sustainability reporting that investors want

– Nonfinancial reports helped stimulate the growth of sustainable investing. Now investors are questioning current reporting practices—and... calling for changes that executives and board members must understand.
Video

The future of women in Asia’s workforce

– The potential for women in Asia to raise their economic position is great, but automation will present unique challenges for women... in the workforce.
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