Latin America

2017: The Year Latin America Bounces Back?

April 5, 2017

by Yuwa Hedrick-Wong This post was originally published on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda. In 2016, the buzz was that Latin America had lost much of its glow – the political landscape was changing, economic growth was near zero, …

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The Hidden Costs of Cash

June 24, 2016

Civic Innovation in Latin America

June 16, 2016

As diverse leaders meet in Medellín, Colombia to discuss leading Latin America’s economies to inclusive growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, examples on the ground highlight potential for innovation. Today kicks off the World Economic Forum on Latin America in …

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Modelo Perú: Corporate Collaboration Creates Inclusion

March 18, 2016

by Jeffrey Bower A groundbreaking initiative in Peru that focuses on bringing mobile financial services to those who need it most has been launched after years of development. The world’s first fully-interoperable national digital payments platform is now live.   …

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The Road to Inclusive Urbanization

March 29, 2016

Get up-to-speed on the conversations around inclusive growth and cities, as mayors from around the world gather in New York to call for action to address rising inequities.  Urban areas are home to half the world’s population today, and by …

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Re-inventing Retail: 3 Innovative Ideas to Spur Inclusive Growth  

December 22, 2015

As we wrap up the year, we look back at what inspired the 11 innovations presented at the Symposium for Inclusive Growth in October. The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth co-sponsored the event in partnership with the Harvard Center for …

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Financial Inclusion in Mexico

May 5, 2015

When the World Economic Forum convenes its sessions on financial inclusion in Mexico this month, its host will be able to boast about some very good news. The Global Findex, a survey measuring financial inclusion across the world, reveals that …

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