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Realism About Reskilling

Learn about new research from the Brookings’ Workforce of the Future initiative on upgrading the career prospects of America’s low-wage workers.
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Every person deserves the opportunity for dignified employment that provides living wages and potential for advancement. However, for many in America today, this is far from reality, as they are caught in a cycle of low-wage work, earning poverty wages and unable to move up in the economy.

Local leaders, firms and workers need to adapt quickly to keep pace with rapid technological innovation and its transformative impact on the U.S. economy. Using reskilling as a focal point, this report aims to provide policymakers with tools to do so by answering the following questions:

A Data Revolution for All

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It has now been almost two decades since the original launch of DATA.org, a non-profit that marshaled $100 billion in debt forgiveness for poor countries, and another $50 billion in contributions for health and development. In a world with more data and data-science expertise than ever, it's time to revive that innovative spirit.

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It has now been almost two decades since the original launch of DATA.org, a non-profit that marshaled $100 billion in debt forgiveness for poor countries, and another $50 billion in contributions for health and development. In a world with more data and data-science expertise than ever, it's time to revive that innovative spirit.

Mastercard and Rockefeller Announce Data.org: A Platform for Data Science Partnerships

$10 Million Challenge launched to help crowdsource solutions to social challenges
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January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.

How to Power Inclusive Growth From the Ground Up

By Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard
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Over the past three decades it has become increasingly clear that neighbourhoods play a key role in shaping economic prospects. A long body of research shows that where we live determines many of our life opportunities—from access to good schools to decent jobs and the transportation that connects us to those jobs.

Developing New Pathways to Catalyze Inclusive Growth

Digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade.
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By: Carlos Monteverde

According to the World Economic Forum, digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade – but what will that look like, and who will it reach? We are seeing a number of new companies and new business models transform the way consumers gain access to goods and services, and many of them may have a profound impact on financial inclusion.

Looking Ahead to the Future of Work Around the Globe

Countries must put millions of more women and young people to work if they are to ride the waves of change.
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There was a brief moment in October when the U.S. Democratic presidential candidates turned away from debating the headline issues of today to a looming challenge: the future of workers.

Management Practices: The Key to Overcome Internal Barriers and Bring Inclusive Business to Scale?

Nazila Vali, Deputy Team Lead, Business Call to Action
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All companies starting an inclusive business want to reach scale, but how often do they examine their own management practices as a means of attaining it? Two years ago, we started our journey into inclusive business management practices by asking ourselves this precise question.

Purpose-Driven Leaders Come Together from Across Sectors to Make More than $72M in Commitments to Inclusive Growth at Inaugural Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Four philanthropic funders including Mastercard committed more than $72 million in funding to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. The announcements were made on Monday, October 21st at the inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit.

Mastercard Launches Toolkit to Help Community Leaders Drive Sustainable, Inclusive Growth

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  • Groundbreaking Inclusive Growth Toolkit reveals new insights about the nature and potential of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs)
  • Toolkit provides more timely, local data-driven insights for community leaders to encourage sustainable, long-term investment 
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  • Groundbreaking Inclusive Growth Toolkit reveals new insights about the nature and potential of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs)
  • Toolkit provides more timely, local data-driven insights for community leaders to encourage sustainable, long-term investment 

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