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Sven Smit

Sven Smit

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Sven Smit is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and Chair of the McKinsey Global Institute.

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  1. Action on Planet and People Depends on Growth
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    Action on Planet and People Depends on Growth

    Sep 13, 2023 Michael Spence, et al. tally the costs of advancing the twin imperatives of boosting living standards and achieving sustainability.

  2. What Does the World Need to Achieve Sustainable, Inclusive Growth?
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    What Does the World Need to Achieve Sustainable, Inclusive Growth?

    Dec 23, 2022 Sven Smit, et al. propose measures to build an inclusive economy through greater productivity and innovation.

  3. Advanced Economies’ Missing Link
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    Advanced Economies’ Missing Link

    Feb 12, 2020 Sven Smit & Anu Madgavkar identify the source of the disconnect between bright economic data and gloomy public sentiment.

  4. A Growth Strategy for Europe
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    A Growth Strategy for Europe

    Sep 15, 2015 Hans-Helmut Kotz, et al. offer concrete proposals for lifting the EU out of its economic malaise.

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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga

    Creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet hinges on boosting growth and creating jobs in Africa. At this week's G7 summit, leaders must focus on how they can help African countries achieve these goals, which will require a strategy based on five key priorities.

    urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.

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