Inclusive growth

Toward a Less-Cash India

October 4, 2017

How fintech innovations can help small merchants realize the benefits of financial inclusion. Rambabu sells tea in India. Like most businesses in the country, Rambabu’s tea shop is small and deals in cash. He makes about 500 cups of tea …

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Connecting Innovation and Inclusion in St. Louis’s Startup Boom

May 10, 2017

Ensuring that everyone in St. Louis benefits from the city’s innovation boom. St. Louis has always been a city of entrepreneurs. From German American beer baron Adolphus Busch to African American hair care mogul Annie Malone, St. Louis has known …

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Partnering for Inclusive Growth: From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend

March 23, 2017

by Carlos Menendez For all of us, travel is a way to escape from the day-to-day grind. Yet, for nearly 300 million people across the globe – representing one in every 10 jobs – travel-related activities provide work and income, …

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Invisible Children: The Road to Registered Births

March 22, 2017

Lessons learned from South Africa’s path to universal birth registration. Citizenship promises a number of basic rights, like access to health care and education—rights that one-third of the world’s youngest children do not enjoy. As of 2013, 230 million children …

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Equity and Inclusion in the Tech Economy

February 22, 2017

Civic and business leaders in Oakland, California discuss the challenge of achieving equity in a booming tech industry, and innovating to serve marginalized communities. This post was produced in partnership with News Deeply. The City of Oakland sits north of …

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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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Creating Access to Opportunity in One of America’s Inequality Hotspots

December 8, 2016

Atlanta is tackling one of America’s toughest inclusive growth challenges: the suburbanization of poverty. As its public transit system struggles to serve low-income workers living further from jobs, civic advocates are empowering the public to promote change using open data. …

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