About Us

Inequality and exclusion are two of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.

Where need meets opportunity, the Center for Inclusive Growth is developing innovations to connect people to the networks and resources that enable them to thrive and prosper.

Our mission

The Center for Inclusive Growth advances sustainable and equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. Established as an independent subsidiary of Mastercard, we activate the company’s core assets to catalyze action on inclusive growth through: research, data philanthropy, programs and engagement.

A new approach to philanthropy

The Center represents a new approach to philanthropy. Situated between Mastercard and the Mastercard Foundation, we take lessons from both to develop an inclusive growth agenda that will move people from poverty to prosperity.


What we do
The Center for Inclusive Growth leverages core Mastercard assets to create new models of cross-sector collaboration through:


Partnering with leading economists and scholars to create actionable insights out of complex theories


Enabling entrepreneurs and workers to grow, thrive and succeed in the new economy


Data Philanthropy
Unlocking the power of data to reduce information inequality and advance social good


Organizing a community of leaders to promote and adopt evidence-based solutions


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Read more about our research principles here.

Our Team

We work to advance inclusive economies through research partnerships, data philanthropy, strategic investments and knowledge sharing.

Meet our Team

Advisory Council

We are advised by a council of leading economists and researchers studying economic growth and financial inclusion. Serving as Senior Fellows and Special Advisors, these experts form a knowledge network that spans the global economy.

Meet the Fellows

Our Partners

The Center supports and partners with a diverse community of academic and research institutions, financial and technology companies, governments and NGOs working to advance insights and actions that spur inclusive economic development.

Meet our Partners