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US coronavirus relief funds: A guide for state and local governments

– State and local leaders can consider several steps now to capture the full humanitarian and fiscal benefits of the roughly $2 trillion federal relief package.
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COVID-19: How American states can manage the surge in unemployment services

– State government leaders can proactively streamline service delivery to the public amid a quickly evolving situation—and... maintain the improvements.
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Crisis nerve centers: Supporting governments’ responses to coronavirus

– A centralized response system can help set up government leaders for success in managing a crisis.
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Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.
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Accelerating AI impact by taming the data beast

– Government agencies seeking to deploy artificial intelligence face hurdles in data awareness, availability, and quality. A five-step,... mission-based data strategy can help sidestep these challenges.

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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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Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster

– Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.
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Coronavirus: How should US higher education plan for an uncertain future?

– With American campuses largely empty of students, higher-education leaders need to shift their thinking to what happens next.
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Tackling COVID-19 in Africa

– An unfolding health and economic crisis that demands bold action
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Coronavirus and the campus: How can US higher education organize to respond?

– Although most students have gone home, colleges and universities still have decisions to make. An integrated nerve center can... help.
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Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal

– The coronavirus is not only a health crisis of immense proportion—it’s also an imminent restructuring of the global... economic order. Here’s how leaders can begin navigating to what’s next.
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Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time

– We must solve for the virus and the economy. It starts with battling the virus.
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Women at work in the Middle East

– Job opportunities in the Middle East are set to double with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. New research lays out how that will... affect women.
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The leerKRACHT foundation: Continuous improvement in Dutch education

– Jaap Versfelt, former senior partner at McKinsey and founder of the leerKRACHT foundation, explains how he’s creating a... culture of continuous improvement in schools across the Netherlands.
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The case for accelerating financial inclusion in black communities

– A lack of financial inclusion for black Americans exists at every level of the financial system. Understanding the sources of... exclusion is the first step to fixing the system.
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Shattering the glass screen

– Research suggests women remain locked out of top roles in media and entertainment. A more diverse cast is required.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The social contract in the 21st century

– Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in... advanced economies.
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