Social Sector Insights

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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.
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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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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Partnering for parity: Strengthening collaborations for gender equality

– Organizations that form partnerships to promote gender parity can follow some best practices and avoid major pitfalls that hamper... 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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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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Drivers of student performance: Insights from North America

– Our analysis of OECD PISA results from North America highlights four insights on student mindsets, teaching practices, instructional... time, and early childhood education.
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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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Drivers of student performance: Insights from Europe

– We analyzed OECD PISA results from Europe. What did we learn about student mindsets, teaching practices, and technology?
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Women in law firms

– Law firms have many of the right policies and programs in place to improve gender diversity, but more can be done to translate... stated commitments into measurable outcomes.
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Partnering for parity: Strengthening collaborations for gender equality

– Organizations that form partnerships to promote gender parity can follow some best practices and avoid major pitfalls that hamper... progress.
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Drivers of student performance: Insights from the Middle East and North Africa

– Five findings emerged from our analysis of OECD PISA results from the Middle East and North Africa.
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Women in the Workplace 2017

– More companies are committing to gender equality. But progress will remain slow unless we confront blind spots on diversity—particularly... regarding women of color, and employee perceptions of the status quo.
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Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity

– A decade into our research, we highlight key findings—and invite 16 global leaders to look at how to increase gender diversity... in corporations and imagine the inclusive company of the future.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Learning innovation in the digital age

– As the workplace changes, so must education and training. Exciting experiments are under way—but are they enough?
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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.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Article - Financial Times

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.
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