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Closing the $30 trillion gap: Acting now to manage fiscal deficits during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis

– Countries can not only take immediate steps to create a credible debt story for funding the deficit but also consider a portfolio of interventions to ensure their longer-term financial sustainability.
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US small-business recovery after the COVID-19 crisis

– Improving operations and adapting business models can help small businesses in many industries recover. Finding the cash to do... so may be a stretch.
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Unlocking growth in small and medium-size enterprises

– With the right support, small and medium-size enterprises could significantly boost economic growth. Governments can help capture... this opportunity.
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Using analytics to get European rail maintenance on track

– By harnessing data and analytics, European rail-infrastructure operators can deliver better performance at a lower cost.
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How US companies are planning for a safe return to the workplace

– In a new survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing... a range of interventions that could transform how people work.

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The opportunity in government productivity

– Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? Raising productivity could save $3.5 trillion a year—or... boost outcomes at no extra cost.
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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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Ten innovations that can improve global health

– By 2040, new technologies could reduce the total burden of disease by 6 to 10 percent.
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How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies

– The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance broad-based health and prosperity.
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An interview with Austan Goolsbee

– “The countries that prioritized health not only had better health outcomes, they had better economic outcomes too.”
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‘And now win the peace’: Ten lessons from history for the next normal

– We are not at the end of the COVID-19 crisis, and maybe not even at the end of the beginning. But it is not too soon to build... the strategies that will foster broad-based growth.
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Reopening cities after COVID-19

– The experience of cities suggests that successful reopening requires a conservative, staged approach, beginning at virus levels... near zero—coupled with many safety measures for public transport.
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Digital public services: How to achieve fast transformation at scale

– Digitizing services helps governments meet public expectations and become more efficient and resilient. The task is complex, but... a tried-and-true formula can help them move faster and with limited resources.
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Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems

– The COVID-19 crisis reminds us how underprepared the world is to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases. We must make... smart investments now to simultaneously navigate COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.
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Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity

– Could 65 be the new 55? Each year, poor health takes a heavy societal and economic toll. Improving the health of the world’s population... would add 10 healthy years in midlife—and much more.
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Reimagining infrastructure in the United States: How to build better

– Infrastructure agencies need to prepare for two very different scenarios—a sharp rise in funding or a precipitous drop.
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US food supply chain: Disruptions and implications from COVID-19

– Changes in consumer behavior continue to ripple through the US food and agricultural supply chains. What should companies do... now?
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Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

– As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set to return to growth, but not until the global economy bounces... back.
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