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Transformation 101: How universities can overcome financial headwinds to focus on their mission

– Troubled universities can reset their financial trajectory.
Interview

Bringing major improvements to education in Colombia

– Over the course of her eight-year tenure as Colombia’s minister of education, Cecilia María Vélez White oversaw a massive overhaul... of the country’s approach to student enrollment and achievement.
Discussion Paper - 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.

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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 the healthcare industry

– To see how the healthcare sector stacks up on gender equality, we look at employee experiences, policies, and the effectiveness... of industry programs intended to promote diversity and inclusion.
Report

The present and future of women at work in Canada

– The future of the Canadian economy holds opportunities for women but to capture them, women will need to successfully reskill... and transition.
Article

Collaborating for the common good: Navigating public-private data partnerships

– Public-private data collaboration holds great promise for solving some of society’s toughest challenges, but a holistic... data-governance framework is needed to help build trust and address risks.
Interview

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 - 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.
Interactive

Visualizing early childhood development

– See how states are making progress to support early childhood development.
Video

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 - Quarterly

Universities and the conglomerate challenge

– Complex business combinations have been unwinding for years. Will the bell toll for universities?
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