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MGI: Africa at Work
Over the next decade, we calculate that Africa has the potential to create between 54 million and 72 million more wage-paying jobs, with nearly half of them in manufacturing, agriculture, and retail and hospitality. Read more
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More on Economic Development
How can businesses manage their workforces in the skills-scarce world of 2030?Read more
With 40 million people in advanced economies out of work, there is more to the employment problem than the effects of a cyclical downturn.Read more
Vietnam’s economy has come an extraordinarily long way in a short time. China is the only Asian economy that has grown faster since 2000. But Vietnam now needs to boost labor productivity growth by more than 50 percent to maintain its rapid growth.Read more
Using increased computing power and new sources of information and data (including mobile-phone usage patterns, utility-bill payment history, and others) to build better risk models.Read more
In advance of the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, McKinsey partnered with Devex to determine how professionals in the development community view the effectiveness of their own agencies and the development sector overall.Read more
To regain full employment—finding work for the currently unemployed and accommodating 15 million entrants into the labor force this decade—the US economy will need to create 21 million jobs by 2020.Read more
Developing-country governments have an important role to play in creating an environment for economic growth. The best results happen when those efforts are tailored by industry sector.Read more
Even the most efficient organizations are ill prepared for earthquakes and similar disasters. Our experience in Haiti and other disaster zones suggests that seven lessons about management, processes, and networks can make a difference when lives are on the line.Read more
Colombia’s example shows how faster economic development can result from collaboration by the private and public sectors to orchestrate microlevel reforms and foster innovation to compete in global markets.Read more
Assessing the financing gap for micro, small, and medium-size enterprises in developing countries.Read more
Achieving full financial inclusion at the intersection of social benefit and economic sustainability.Read more
The next decade will likely mark the first since the industrial revolution when emerging economies add more to global growth than all the developed countries combined. In our view, Africa will be a core part of this economic renaissance.Read more
A What Matters collection of the latest global thinking from outside experts and McKinsey consultants.Read more
This report presents a case for why and how the private sector should intensify its engagement in the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.Read more