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MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth focuses on promoting equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. As an independent Mastercard subsidiary, it combines data, expertise and technology with philanthropic investments to empower a community of thinkers, leaders and innovators on the frontlines of inclusive growth. Follow us on Twitter @CNTR4growth and subscribe to receive our latest insights.

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    01-19-22

    Helping Kenyan Small Businesses Cross the Digital Divide

    Like small businesses all around the world, companies with fewer than 10 employees across sub-Saharan Africa have been hit hard by COVID-19.
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    01-10-22

    Empowering Small Business Owners in Indonesia: Meet Rangga

    Learn how Mastercard Academy 2.0 is working to empower 100,000 Indonesians, like Rangaa, with the skills they need to succeed in the digital economy.
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    12-13-21

    Building a Better Safety Net for Small Businesses

    Research out of the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in. St. Louis found that small business owners were in fact two to three times more likely to have a personal financial hardship in the last two years.
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    12-08-21

    It's Time to Problem Solve - Not Paper Over - Inequities in Our Cities

    As our cities slowly recover from the pandemic, we need to hit the fast-forward button and speed up efforts to erase the stark inequalities the crisis has exposed.
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    12-01-21

    Innovations to Improve Financial Security and Expand Economic Opportunity

    Working together, government, industry and the civic sector can help rewire economic systems to ensure inclusion and equity while realizing growth that benefits people and the planet.
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    11-23-21

    Solutions to Build Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    How do we harness collective ingenuity and resources from across industries and sectors to solve the big challenges of inequality, poverty, systemic racism and climate change?
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    11-18-21

    2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit Highlights

    Revisit highlights from the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit—a virtual event co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
    HDFC Bank, Mastercard, USAID and DFC Launch $100 Million Credit Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India Image

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    11-03-21

    HDFC Bank, Mastercard, USAID and DFC Launch $100 Million Credit Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India

    HDFC Bank, Mastercard, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a $100 million credit facility to promote and encourage small businesses in India
    In Indonesia, Mentors Are Helping Turn Entrepreneurial Spirit Into Business Success Image

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    10-29-21

    In Indonesia, Mentors Are Helping Turn Entrepreneurial Spirit Into Business Success

    In 2017, Andi Ashar needed to earn some extra money to pay for his studies in information systems at his university in Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
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    10-15-21

    Second Global Inclusive Growth Summit Launches New Programs to Fight Increasing Inequality

    Top business, government and civil society leaders gathered October 14, 2021 for the second Global Inclusive Growth Summit, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
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