Tracking Economic Growth, Prosperity and Inclusion in US Metros

July 21, 2016

by Amy Liu A recent analysis by the Brookings Institution shows growth alone does not deliver rising productivity or living standards for all. There is much soul-searching on both sides of the Atlantic about the voter discontent that led to …

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The New Geography of American Jobs

April 26, 2016

Digging into the latest US jobs report reveals the need to close the gap between economic opportunity and affordable housing for low-income earners.  While the March US jobs report showed the number of employed at the highest level ever, the …

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The Good Emerging Market Shock That’s on the Way

September 22, 2015

The coming boom in middle-class consumption in key emerging markets can create new opportunities for growth and employment around the globe By Yuwa Hedrick-Wong If you’ve been paying attention to any news about the economy in the past few weeks, …

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Unlocking the Potential for Long-term Development Progress

July 22, 2015

Nonprofits looking to build capacities for innovative technical approaches to development face funding hurdles. Overcoming them requires more from the private sector than just funding. The promise of harnessing today’s innovation to chart a course for development to the year …

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From MDGs to SDGs: How Much the World Has Changed Since 2000

July 6, 2015


IMF-MIT Study Shows How Financial Inclusion Drives Economic Growth

May 15, 2015

Quantifying Macroeconomic Impacts of Financial Inclusion Yuwa Hedrick Wong Governments, businesses, and ordinary folks alike are increasingly convinced of the importance of financial inclusion. But how financial inclusion could impact on macroeconomic growth and inequality often remains ambiguous and even …

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Inclusive Growth Matters

April 25, 2014

Income inequality is considered one of the top five global risks in the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) annual Global Risks report. Structurally high unemployment and severe income disparity were described as potentially systemic in nature, ‘causing breakdowns of entire systems.’ …

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