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Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

About Inclusion, Inc.


Inclusion, Inc. is an initiative of the Institute for Business in the Global Context. Through original research, tailored training programs, and events, the initiative explores economic development through the lens of inclusion and aims to re-define how business, government, and non-governmental actors can collaborate to create sustained and broad-based prosperity.

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Bhaskar Chakravorti on Investing in Africa

In June, global food giant Nestle was forced to downsize its operations in Africa, after having gone too big too fast because its managers had cast Africa as "the next asia." Belatedly, those same managers eventually realized that the two continents are, well, continents apart, and that Africa could not sustain the same growth they had seen elsewhere.

It’s an important lesson—for investors, for intellectuals, and even for politicians.


Apply Now to Join the 2016 FLPFI Cohort

Refer a regulator! The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion (FLPFI) is now recruiting its 2016 Fellow cohort of financial policymakers commited to promoting financial inclusion and inclusive growth in their countries. Learn more, apply and help us spread the word!

Congratulations to Our 2015 FLPFI Fellows!

FLPFI RetrospectiveCongratulations to our Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion 2015 Fellow Cohort on their graduation at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Forum in Maputo, Mozambique! Learn more about the fellows and the first four years of the Leadership program in our Retrospective.

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Fletcher Updates

Prof. Schena Quoted in MarketWatch

  • “Market upheaval forcing many sovereign-wealth funds to adapt” by Sue Chang “For funds that are resource-based—particularly oil—dramatic drops in price will affect the rate and scale of their future accumulation of new assets, while potentially requiring assets sales or outflows to fund possible fiscal deficits,” said Patrick Schena, co-head of SovereigNET at the Fletcher School […]
  • What Is Entrepreneurship? Fletcher Entrepreneur in Residence, Rockford Weitz, Has the Answer

  • With the 3rd Annual Fletcher D-Prize Poverty Solutions Venture Competition launching on September 28th, the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Fletcher is on full display. With so many great opportunities available, we first have to answer one question: What exactly do we mean when we say entrepreneurship? Luckily, The Fletcher School’s Entrepreneurship Coach (and Entrepreneur in Residence), […]
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti in The Washington Post – “The UN’s new goals could trigger a burst of innovation in sustainable development”

  • “The UN’s new goals could trigger a burst of innovation in sustainable development” by Bhaskar Chakravorti Why, you might ask, should the private sector — with shareholder returns to worry about — get involved in lofty U.N. initiatives? First, the private sector contributes 60 percent of global GDP and 90 percent of the jobs, and […]