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Davos: Search for Inclusive Growth Finds New Urgency

January 31, 2017

An overview of the conversations around inclusive growth that took place during this year’s World Economic Forum meeting.  “We’ve been talking about inclusive growth for many years,” Charlotte Petri Gornitzka admitted. “But while we have been talking we have seen …

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The End of Work as We Know It

January 18, 2017

Three charts that explain what’s happening with jobs and automation. Will we soon have to figure out what to do with all our leisure time, as the likes of utopians (and John Maynard Keynes) have long predicted? Some labor economists …

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Driving Inclusion Through Trust

January 18, 2017

by Rick Haythornthwaite When I last shared thoughts on this site, my comments focused on the importance of building and maintaining “trust.” In that brief piece, there was an exploration on the importance and weight of those five simple letters. …

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Empowering East African Farmers Through Human-Centered Design

January 17, 2017

A new digital platform aims to improve farmers’ access to markets, increase price transparency and speed payments. The Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion today announced the launch of 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East …

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Inclusive Conversations for Inclusive Growth Coming to Davos

January 17, 2017

World Economic Forum annual meeting calls on leaders to deepen their commitment to inclusive development and equitable growth. As business leaders and policymakers gather in Davos this week, billions of people on the outside continue innovating, working, hustling and investing …

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Manufacturing in Emerging Markets: Still a Driver of Inclusive Growth?

January 16, 2017

As countries compete for the manufacturing business leaving China, new research finds that industrialization may no longer be the driver of growth it once was. Across developed economies, the perception of a loss of factory jobs to emerging market nations …

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Financial Inclusion: Progress to Build on at Davos

January 17, 2016

When Davos 2016 begins, cross-sector global leaders will discuss how finance and technology can be harnessed to create inclusive growth— and reduce inequality. After a year marked by remarkable milestones in financial inclusion, what progress do we have to build …

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4 Ways Business Can Strengthen Fragile States

January 11, 2016

by Neal Keny-Guyer The CEO of Mercy Corp, a leading global humanitarian aid organization, describes the important role the private sector can play in helping to further progress in the world’s toughest places. This post was originally published by the …

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The Inclusive Growth Guide to Davos

January 11, 2016

So you won’t be in Switzerland next week. That doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the Global Dialogue on Economic Growth and Social Inclusion at Davos 2016. Our picks for the top 10 sessions to watch live January 20-23. …

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Building Literacy for the Data Generation

December 18, 2015

A unique opportunity exists to develop data literacy education for children born into a world shaped by big data. The question of how growing up with digital technology shapes a generation’s outlook has fueled discussion since the description “Digital Natives” …

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