Inclusive Economy

Inclusive Economy

Exploring how economics can help build more equal, sustainable and inclusive societies. read more

Inclusive Economy introduction

This theme explores how economics can help build more equal, sustainable and inclusive societies. It builds upon the belief that the world needs new, global economic strategies, which will shift the focus from the pursuit of growth to more diverse economic models and policies that aim to increase human well-being.

Inclusiveness as a concept is often heard, but its meaning is discussed less. In the Inclusive Economy theme, The Broker investigates how we can build a global economic model that moves beyond the one-way road of mere economic growth to one that is also based on principles of equality and human well-being. Such economic transformation is needed in all countries – developed, emerging and developing – and requires action from multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, governments and consumers.

In order to contribute to this challenge, The Broker brings together divergent approaches on how to effectively and structurally evoke this change by connecting the knowledge and experience of academics, policy-makers, practitioners and entrepreneurs.

An inclusive future demands political courage

Evert-jan Quak  | 19 June 2013

To achieve inclusive development the European Union (EU) needs to reframe its economic policy and reconsider politically sensitive issues.

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Editorial articles

Clarifying the global employment trends

Welcome to The Broker’s dossier on employment with a broad overview of global employment issues.

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A gender lens on the social change industry

Daniëlle de Winter | February 25, 2014

Women seem to be more attracted to start or participate in social enterprises (SEs) than in ‘regular’ business practices.

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Social protection for inclusive growth

Bertil Videt | January 16, 2014

Social protection can be a stabilizer during a crisis and kick-start domestic demand.

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Tackling inequality to achieve inclusive growth

Sara Murawski | December 06, 2013

The Broker’s debate on inequality learns that we need new policies that can spur an inclusive economy.

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Gini, Palma and the median inequality indicator

Sara Murawski | December 06, 2013

What level of inequality is acceptable? To answer this question relies on how we measure inequality.

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The emerging social enterprise

Anja Cheriakova | October 28, 2013

The concept of social entrepreneurship has been caught up in its own popularity and a variety of definitions have emerged. Amid the general confusion, four s...

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Expert opinions

The risk of a jobless recovery in Southern Europe

Javier Andrés  | 31 March 2014

The key to avoiding the risk of a jobless recovery in Southern Europe lies in the combination of wage flexibility and human capital accumulation.

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Dividend or disaster: youth unemployment in Africa

Kate Meagher  | 26 March 2014

It is time for development economists to look beyond the stylized facts to the dire realities of Africa’s frustrated youth and burgeoning informal economies.

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Boosting inclusive employment through impact sourcing

Chacko Kannothra Stephan Manning  | 18 March 2014

Impact sourcing is a promising means to enhance employment and training opportunities for the poor and underprivileged.

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Tackling inequality to combat poverty

Caroline Kende-Robb  | 12 November 2013

African governments must implement a series of policies to make sure that natural resource wealth brings more inclusive and equitable growth.

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Africa’s next focus: industrialization

Judith Fessehaie  | 10 September 2013

Resource-rich Africa must expand its industrial sector on its way to economic inclusiveness.

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The economic crisis and the crisis of subjective well-being

Jorge Guardiola  | 31 July 2013

It is time to recognize the usefulness of creating institutions that aim to guarantee people's welfare instead of conditioning them to market imperatives.

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Dossiers

Employment

Employment

Creating more and better jobs in a globalized world.

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Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship

The potential to increase the socioeconomic impact of social enterprises

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Social protection

Social protection

An estimated three quarters of the world’s population has no access to basic social protection.

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Inequality

Inequality

Inequality is at the heart of the debate of how to create a more sustainable world.

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