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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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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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The great balancing act: Managing the coming $30 trillion deficit while restoring economic growth

– As they continue to grapple with a global pandemic, governments will need to manage deficits and debt-payment plans while finding... the best ways to support economic recovery.

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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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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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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.
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How the COVID-19 crisis is affecting UK small and medium-size enterprises

– Small and medium-size enterprises are the lifeblood of the UK economy. They are increasingly worried about the country’s... weak economic outlook.
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Navigating the post-COVID-19 era: A strategic framework for European recovery

– As Europe’s lockdowns begin to loosen, resources need to be directed with care.
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Five Fifty: The color of wealth

– The wealth gap between black and white Americans is a primary force in racial inequality and social injustice. Here’s how to address... it.
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The state transformation mandate during COVID-19

– A bold transformation approach can help US states close their impending fiscal gaps and improve both performance and efficiency.
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New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning

– The use of technology in education has become a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students return to the classroom, school... systems must carefully consider the longer-term role of technology.
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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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The future of work in Europe

– Beyond COVID-19, automation, migration, and shrinking labor supply are shifting the geography of employment.
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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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