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Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries

Entrepreneurs are solving complex societal challenges across the globe. It’s happening “at the table” within established organizations, “off the grid” on difficult terrain, and “on the web” in the digital world. Across this spectrum, we often find Millennial entrepreneurs leading the charge.

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Tackling Youth Unemployment

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the challenges? Which interventions work? How can these be scaled up? These are the crucial questions.

Global Public Health

Eradicating polio in Nigeria

A novel approach to disease control helped eradicate polio in Nigera – and might help improve emergency responses to other outbreaks as well.


Education to Employment Video

Young people today are three times as likely as their parents to be out of work. Yet many employers can’t find people with the right entry-level skills to fill their jobs. How to close the gap? In this video, McKinsey directors Diana Farrell and Mona Mourshed share insights from our research with 8,000 stakeholders.


Why US education is ready for investment

As education transforms, the traditional and highly limited openings for private companies are growing wider. Investors should take note.


Test your digital-ed savvy

How many learning apps are downloaded each year? Where is mobile education growing fastest? And what happens when interactive online platforms enter the classroom?



The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) is a tool for nonprofits used to measure operational capacity and identify areas for improvement.


Protecting student data in a digital world

Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal information.

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