Social Sector Insights

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
Article

How states can improve well-being for all children, from birth to age five

– State governments have a unique opportunity to improve children’s developmental trajectories. An integrated approach can... help.
Report

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.
Report

Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility

– The US tech sector isn’t doing enough to build pathways into tech for women—particularly women of color. What is behind... this gender gap, and what can tech companies do about it?
Article

How higher-education institutions can transform themselves using advanced analytics

– Many college and university leaders remain unsure of how to incorporate analytics into their operations. What really works?

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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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Spotting Africa’s opportunities

– Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses perceived and real risk, as well as ways to harness the improved business environment... and empower women.
Video

How China’s largest online travel agency connects the world: An interview with Ctrip CEO Jane Sun

– High-spending Chinese travelers are an important consumer segment, and few companies are positioned to understand them better... than Ctrip.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion... process.
Report

One aspiration, two realities: Promoting gender equality in Mexico

– Investing in the development of women and ensuring that they advance is crucial to the economic performance of the country and... its private-sector businesses.
Article

Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

– A mature impact economy would help power economic growth while solving global social and environmental challenges. Here’s... what it will take to accelerate the impact economy’s development.
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Visualizing early childhood development

– See how states are making progress to support early childhood development.
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Automation and the future of the African American workforce

– Without concerted effort, automation could heighten disparities that already harm minority workers.
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Coordinating workforce development across stakeholders: An interview with ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising

– Finding mutually beneficial areas for collaboration may be closer than you think. The key? Shifting from “just-in-time”... hiring to retraining.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Universities and the conglomerate challenge

– Complex business combinations have been unwinding for years. Will the bell toll for universities?
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Boosting the skills of incumbent workers: An interview with Walmart’s Kathleen McLaughlin

– Walmart’s chief sustainability officer discusses the need for constant skill development and how employers can better prepare... their workforce for the future.
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Closing the gap: Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services

– Men still make up most of the management ranks at banks and insurers. New survey data and interviews with female executives point... the way to improving gender diversity.
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