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Lessons from the past on how to revive the US economy after COVID-19

– Examining what worked in response to previous crises can help policy makers as they make plans to revive economic activity.
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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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Reimagining European philanthropy

– European philanthropic foundations have an opportunity to step up and address the needs arising from or exacerbated by coronavirus.
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Well-being in Europe: Addressing the high cost of COVID-19 on life satisfaction

– Recovery will depend on saving lives, sustaining livelihoods, and supporting quality of life.
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Setting up small and medium-size enterprises for restart and recovery

– Small and medium-size enterprises are a critical engine for the global economy. In the wake of the pandemic, governments can take... four actions to maximize the impact of existing support measures.

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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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Article - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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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On pins and needles: Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

– Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research... timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.
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Virtual, equitable, and precise: The dean of Stanford’s medical school talks about what healthcare could be

– Lloyd Minor discusses how genomics, data science, and technology—and a better understanding of behavioral and social factors—can... help doctors predict and prevent disease, not just treat it.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects

– What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. The COVID-19 pandemic puts that truth into stark... relief and raises critically important choices.
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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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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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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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The future of work in Japan: Accelerating automation after COVID-19

– Digitization has played a key role in reducing the spread of the virus and promoting a safe recovery. Now, it’s even more... critical to the country’s longer-term economic health.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The value of value creation

– Long-term value creation can—and should—take into account the interests of all stakeholders.
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