A KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE PLATFORM ON INCLUSIVE GROWTH

 

 

Employment

 

At 309 units per 10,000 employees, robot density in German manufacturing industry is the third highest worldwide. At the same time, the number of people employed in Germany reached 44 million in 2017, the highest figure since reunification. The rapid spread of industrial robots hasn’t made a dent in employment figures: today, new tasks have been created for the workforce alongside once performed by machines.Source : IFR positioning paper

 

Cities

Cities are shaping the future of our planet.But what does an inclusive city look like? How can we measure whether urban areas are managed sustainably?

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Education

 

Kenzie Academy an inclusive innovator, and Kelly Services partner to tackle the education demands of the nation’s workforce with a new “Earn and Learn” model. This programme addresses one of the biggest barriers blocking many learners from returning to school: earning a paycheck while enrolled. Through the partnership, Kenzie students have access to flexible, part-time, at-home jobs with Kelly Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Inclusion

Access to employment is not enough to combat the world’s poverty crisis. We need to focus more efforts on leveraging technological solutions to provide better access to finance and education. This, in turn, will kick-start business and entrepreneurial economies and ensure that more people not only have access to meaningful work, but also have the capability to avoid poverty by having more control over their finances. By giving customers the power to shape their own financial futures, both emerging and developed countries can strike a blow against the new reality of poverty.

Full article by Frederic Nze : read here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN ISSUES TO SOLVE

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RESTORE THE MIDDLE CLASS

The middle class is essential for economic growth, social and political stability of any country. Its dynamism, propensity to invest in education and to consume promotes economic growth . Debates about the decline of the middle class are evolving in many countries

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

  •  Costs of housing, child care, health care and college are outpacing salaries and threatening the livelihoods of middle class Americans. Read here
  • Europe’s disappearing middle class – Evidence from the worl of work. Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, Senior Economist, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland and Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, France; Read here
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MEANINGFULL ACCESS TO EDUCATION

Sustained access to meaningful learning that has utility is critical to long term improvements in productivity, the reduction of inter-generational cycles of poverty and reductions in inequality.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

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INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY BASED ECONOMIC GROWTH

Achieving the full potential of promising technologies while addressing their challenges and risks will require effective leadership, but the potential is vast. As technology continues to transform our world, business leaders, policy makers, and citizens must look ahead and plan.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

SUPPORTING THOSE DISPLACED BY STRUCTURAL CHANGE

One reason why growth fails to generate significant employment can be explained by the structural changes that the global economy is undergoing.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

  • Research by Exequiel Hernandez shows that immigrants have a powerful effect on both capital investment and innovation, and their presence in a community can positively influence a firm’s operations. All these factors can lead to greater economic growth, suggesting that policymakers should consult with firms before making decisions regarding immigration.. Read full report here
  • Growth, structural change and employment , An ILO conference paper

STEERING CORPORATIONS ACTIVITIES TO IMPACT INCLUSIVE GROWTH

The long-held belief that focusing on environment and society is at odds with making a profit is increasingly being challenged

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

  •  It’s not technology that’s disrupting our jobs.The insecure nature of work is a result of decisions by corporations and policy makers. Article by Louis Hyman
  • A report from Morgan Stanley explores four key areas where a corporation’s activities con impact inclusive growth. Full article here

REDUCING THE INFORMATION GAP

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. To date, those who have gained the most from it have been consumers able to afford and access the digital world

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

  •  Costs of housing, child care, health care and college are outpacing salaries and threatening the livelihoods of middle class Americans. Read here

DEVELOPING GREEN INVESTMENTS STIMULATING INCLUSIVE GROWTH

The middle class is essential for economic growth, social and political stability of any country. Its dynamism, propensity to invest in education and to consume promotes economic growth . Debates about the decline of the middle class are evolving in many countries

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

  •  Costs of housing, child care, health care and college are outpacing salaries and threatening the livelihoods of middle class Americans. Read here

DISTRIBUTING THE BENEFITS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The value that new technologies could create if distributed in an inclusive way are numerous, including the consumer surplus that arises from better products, lower prices, a cleaner environment, and better health. Emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work. Leaders in both government and business must not only know what’s on the horizon but also start preparing for its impact.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

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INCLUSIVE INNOVATORS

Inclusive Innovators have sustainable business models that widen social impact by growing the economy.
By tapping into the pool of usable and science and technologies to offer affordable products and services to all and to be used by all

Inclusive innovators that offer financial inclusion solutions

FarmDrive, a Kenyan enterprise, connects unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers to credit, while helping financial institutions cost-effectively increase their agricultural loan portfolios.

Inclusive innovators with an impact on skills matching and continuing eudcation

Guild Education provides a technology platform that connects large employers and their workforces with top, nonprofit universities that focus on serving the needs of working adults.

Inclusive Innovators with an impact on health for all

RogerVoice helps the deaf and hard of hearing make phone calls. Their clients are call centers and telecom carriers.

Inclusive Innovators with an impact on agricultural output for all

Gamaya, a Swiss agtech startup developing proprietary hyperspectral imaging technology, using drones, to provide farmers insights about their fields.

Inclusive Innovators with an impact on a cleaner world

UBQ created a revolutionary way to take ordinary household waste, including organics, that cannot be recycled, and convert it into a new worldwide-patented material that can be used to make the kind of familiar products people use every day.

Inclusive Innovators with an impact on skills needed for the future

Data4You harnesses the world’s most accessible coding education models to bring beginners of all ages into the tech industry

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