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How to lead a successful government transition

– The government transition period between an outgoing and an incoming government leader is a remarkable opportunity to capitalize on the momentum of the election and lay the foundation for success. A six-step approach can set an incoming administration on the right path.
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Cracking down on government fraud with data analytics

– New data tools are giving government agencies the upper hand in taming fraud, waste, and abuse. Lessons from scaled approaches... show how to capture the hundreds of billions of dollars at stake.
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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.
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How developing economies can get more out of their infrastructure budgets

– Governments in developing economies often lack the capacity to conduct thorough reviews of proposed capital projects. A streamlined... approach can identify those ready for funding.
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Thriving amid turbulence: Imagining the cities of the future

– Four major forces are shaping cities of the future. How can they thrive in the face of challenges and change?

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Customer Experience in the Public Sector

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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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Automation and the future of the African American workforce

– Without concerted effort, automation could heighten disparities that already harm minority workers.
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From heavy industry to modern tech hub

– Negotiating an economic transition is complicated. The experience of Jinan offers five lessons for other Chinese cities.
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How Mexico can become Latin America’s digital-government powerhouse

– Mexico’s digital efforts thus far have been laudable. But higher ambitions could fuel productivity and economic growth and... boost the country’s GDP by 7 to 15 percent.
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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.
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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.
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Sustaining high performance beyond public-sector pilot projects

– Public institutions can turn remarkable short-term efforts into meaningful long-term results.
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The AI factor in talent management: An interview with Catalyte’s Jacob Hsu and Mike Rosenbaum

– Top executives at one innovative software development firm share how they harnessed artificial intelligence to create a more diverse—and... more productive—workforce.
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Transforming policing: An interview with Mike Bush, New Zealand’s police commissioner

– The country’s crime rate has decreased drastically in recent years after the police commissioner shifted to a focus on prevention... instead of prosecution.
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Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility

– The US tech sector isn’t doing enough to build pathways into tech for women—particularly women of color. What is behind... this gender gap, and what can tech companies do about it?
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Boosting the skills of incumbent workers: An interview with Walmart’s Kathleen McLaughlin

– Walmart’s chief sustainability officer discusses the need for constant skill development and how employers can better prepare... their workforce for the future.
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Is big really beautiful? The limits of pension consolidation

– Many governments are thinking about merging their disparate systems. New research finds real benefits, but capturing them is difficult.
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