Research Principles

January 16, 2016

The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth partners with leading academic institutions and economists to produce original research and insights in the areas of inclusive growth and financial inclusion.  Our support for research is guided by four principles:

  1. We produce rigorous, academic-quality research designed to drive real-world impact and evidence-based thought leadership.
  1. We strive to protect all forms of academic freedom. We believe that freedom of inquiry, independence and ethical standards are critical to advancing a better understanding of inclusive growth and financial inclusion.
  1. Our work is informed by a collaborative spirit. We encourage active participation from our partners and facilitate a platform for interaction between diverse perspectives.  The Center’s work leverages local contexts and expertise to ensure that excluded and underprivileged populations are heard.
  1. We are committed to making our research freely available and easy to understand. We strive to equip policymakers, researchers, and practitioners with insights that are both actionable and readily accessible.

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