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The four questions to ask when serving on a nonprofit board

– Directors need to probe, nudge, and prod to make sure the organization achieves its full potential.

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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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What drives student performance in Latin America?

– Our analysis of OECD PISA results from the region offers five findings on student mindsets, teaching practices, technology, instructional... hours, and early childhood education.
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Getting ready for the future of work

– Artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt the workplace. What will the company of the future look like—and how will people... keep up?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.
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Paying young Americans to learn

– Nearly one in six American workers is unemployed or underemployed, yet more than 6m jobs remain unfilled. Business has become... the driving force behind a rethink of how training is organised.
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Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

– The ‘‘skills gap’’ in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Time for a new gender-equality playbook

– The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

– Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely... to inspire others to take firmer action.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Straight talk about gender diversity in the boardroom and beyond

– In these interview excerpts, leaders describe their efforts at promoting gender equality on boards and explore the challenges... that still linger.
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How to tame rising US healthcare costs

– Improving the sector’s productivity and market functioning could potentially lower healthcare-cost inflation to the rate of GDP... growth.
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Reinventing the workplace for greater gender diversity

– Three efforts could kick-start progress to get more women in leadership positions.
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Policing–a vision for 2025

– This paper describes the current challenges facing police forces and proposes ways in which Chief Officers should address them.
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Three more reasons why US education is ready for investment

– Shifts in the education landscape are opening doors for investment.
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Scaling the impact of the social enterprise sector

– The number of social enterprises in The Netherlands has grown by more than 2,000 in the past five years. But very few aim for... the type of scale that would actually solve the societal issue they address. What is holding them back?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.
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Women in the Workplace 2016

– In corporate America, women fall behind early and keep losing ground with every step.
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The Ebola crisis then and now: An interview with the UN’s David Nabarro

– The UN doctor leading the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa explains how early action helped contain the crisis—and... why there’s still more work to be done.

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