About Inclusive Growth

Inclusive growth is a process that ensures the benefits of an expanding economy extend to all segments of society. Unlocking the economic potential of hundreds of millions of people around the world starts by connecting them to the vital networks that power the modern economy — from electricity and financial services to social networks that enable knowledge-sharing.

Connecting people to these essential networks can set in motion a virtuous cycle of equitable economic growth and sustained poverty reduction.

Financial inclusion is a key driver of inclusive growth. Connecting people to a secure way to receive, store and use money enables their full economic participation. And by bringing the 2 billion people who are currently excluded into the formal financial system, countries can grow at a much faster pace for the benefit of everyone.