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

Safeguarding community autonomy

Fabio de Castro | May 01, 2014

Local communities’ level of autonomy in shaping their livelihood strategies is reducing and their participation is relegated to a supporting role in Latin Am...

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How excessive inequality bit the rich North

Tom van der Lee | May 02, 2014

Eradicating inequality is the only way towards a stable economic recovery and job creation.

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Profits without labour benefits

Rolph van der Hoeven | February 26, 2014

Inequality is increasing in societies at the household level between groups who depend on wages for their income, and a small group of rich who earn an incom...

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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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Expert opinions

Pre-distribution and monetary policy: stabilizing employment and growth

Thomas Aubrey  | 22 July 2014

In an increasingly globalized world which places downward pressure on nominal wages, monetary policy should permit the rewards of productivity growth to be passed...

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Putting productivity first

Robert D. Atkinson  | 21 July 2014

Evidence shows that technological change and productivity growth do not only destroy jobs in Europe and the US, but also create them.

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Trending challenges to running a social business

Social businesses that operate in high-, low- and medium-income countries face five overarching challenges.

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The fragile balance between employment and the environment

Rob Vos  | 14 July 2014

Diversification of employment opportunities into non-farm, non-mining activities will be critical to safeguarding Ecuador’s rainforest. However, this is easier said than done.

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The challenge of the social partnership

Annemarie  van de Vijsel  | 14 July 2014

While establishing partnerships to have a greater social impact, social enterprises also face challenges.

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Let big business embrace the small for shared impact

Mathijs Koper  | 02 July 2014

Co-creation and combining the strengths of business ecosystems are the key to creating shared value.

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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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