Economy

Global Economic Outlook: Failing Policies, Rising Uncertainty, and Inclusive Growth

April 19, 2016

by Yuwa Hedrick-Wong Our Chief Economist responds to the IMF’s 2016 World Economic Outlook, and calls on policymakers to act on inclusive growth to turn around the global economy.  The International Monetary Fund’s newly released 2016 World Economic Outlook has …

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Access to Markets: Unlocking the Potential of Women Suppliers

May 3, 2016

by Elizabeth Vazquez The CEO and Founder of WeConnect International on connecting women-owned business to the global supply chain. Vasquez will be a featured speaker at the Power Shift Forum: Women in the World Economy at Georgetown University May 4-5.  …

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Know-How: A Hidden Driver of Growth

February 29, 2016

We’re moving from a world of knowledge stocks to knowledge flows. Some numbers on why this has big potential for inclusive development. “When times weren’t changing so fast, it was easy to hold on to information, to not share it, and …

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Avoiding a Jobless Future

February 19, 2016

To tackle employment in a future of growing automation, don’t think science fiction—start with Scandinavian business strategy, say two authors of The Future of Jobs report. With its prediction of a net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, The Future …

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Worker-Owned Businesses: A New Avenue for Inclusive Growth in the US

February 3, 2016

With massive job loss predicted to be on the way due to technology advances, and barriers to entrepreneurship among women and minorities, what’s a solution for new progress towards inclusive growth? Worker-owned businesses, say experts on two panels held last …

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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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Should Business Travel Be Obsolete?

January 20, 2016

by Ricardo Hausmann Harvard economist and MasterCard Center Senior Fellow on how a unique research collaboration between the Center and Harvard’s Center for International Development is uncovering new insights on how business travel impacts economic growth.  A version of this …

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Linking Women Microentrepreneurs to Global Markets

December 11, 2015

When women-owned businesses have the resources they need to reach their fullest potential, inclusive economies can flourish. At the Power Shift Forum in November, the co-founders of Global Goods Partners spoke with the Inclusion Hub to discuss a decade of …

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Inequality: A Problem Worthy of a Business Response

February 12, 2016

by Judith Samuelson The executive director of the Aspen Institute Business & Society program calls on the private sector to commit to building more inclusive economies.  This post was the originally published on LinkedIn. According to a new report from …

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Women and Markets: Power Shift Toward Inclusion

October 30, 2015

Thought leaders on women’s economic empowerment to gather in Oxford.  by Linda Scott From the souk to the grocery store to the stock exchange – markets facilitate the movement of goods and services throughout the world, but also replicate the …

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The Two Sides of Latin America’s Youth Employment Challenge

December 3, 2015

To what extent can any single measure of unemployment accurately provide insight into a country’s economic health and the prospects for its people? A survey of the most recent Latin American youth unemployment data (2014) provides important insights. A quick …

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The Potential for Inclusive Growth in African Cities

December 2, 2015

MasterCard African Cities Growth Index assesses inclusive urbanisation and growth potential of 74 African cities. Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, is the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the new 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth …

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