public-private partnership

How Technology is Allowing Grameen America to Scale

August 14, 2018

Grameen America is a leading microfinance organization serving low-income women in 13 U.S. cities. Its roots stretch all the way to Bangladesh, the home of the Grameen Bank, and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, who pioneered microfinance and was awarded a Nobel …

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Empowering Micro and Small Business Owners in Rwanda

June 20, 2018

Last year, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth entered into a three-year partnership with the African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC), locally known as Inkomoko. In support of Rwanda’s Sustainable Development Goals, the aim of the partnership is to empower micro and …

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How Data Science Can Help Boost College Graduation Rates

April 23, 2018

A data philanthropy project is helping one university identify students at risk of dropping out – and intervene before it’s too late. KEY TAKEAWAYS: By using analytics to identify and intervene with college students at risk of not completing their …

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The ‘Start Small, Stay Small’ Dilemma: How Nonprofit/Private Partnerships Can Boost Women-Owned Businesses

April 10, 2018

by Gina Harman and Andrea Jung Two influential CEOs in the U.S. non-profit lending sector write about the promise of women-owned businesses and their partnership with the Center for Inclusive Growth. Between 2007 and 2016, women started businesses five times …

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Accelerating the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

March 8, 2018

by Alison Eskesen Through a new model of private-private partnership, the Center is working with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to tap into the potential of women entrepreneurs to transform the Indonesian economy.  In Indonesia and countries around the world, an unprecedented …

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Inclusive Growth Is Connected to the Ease of Doing Business

January 19, 2018

New business models and an enabling environment for SMEs are essential for job creation and economic growth in developing countries.  by Hemant Baijal The World Bank’s 2018 “Doing Business” report finds a strong correlation between inclusive growth and the regulatory …

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Engaging the Private Sector to Help Build Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

December 13, 2017

The following are Center President Shamina Singh’s remarks at the U.N. President of the General Assembly’s Dialogue on “Sustaining Peace: Partnerships for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding,” which took place on December 8, 2017. Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I’m …

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City of Insights: Tapping into Private Sector Data for Inclusive Growth

November 28, 2017

The private sector can leverage its data assets to drive social impact in cities. Every day, private sector companies capture valuable information in cities. When someone checks out on a food delivery app, swipes a credit card at the bodega …

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Leading Women: Gender on the 2018 Davos Agenda

January 22, 2018

by Michelle Lewis All of the co-chairs at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting are women. One co-chair explains how her experience partnering with the private sector at her foundation in India could be applied on a global scale. …

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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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A Call to Action: Deeper Humanitarian Support from the Business Community

May 20, 2016

by Walt Macnee Next week, I’ll join the United Nations, member state officials, and peers from NGOs and the private sector at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The Summit – the first of its kind in the UN’s 70-year …

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4 Ways Business Can Strengthen Fragile States

January 11, 2016

by Neal Keny-Guyer The CEO of Mercy Corp, a leading global humanitarian aid organization, describes the important role the private sector can play in helping to further progress in the world’s toughest places. This post was originally published by the …

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