The Center for International Development at Harvard University is collaborating with the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Meta-Council on Inclusive Growth and the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth to find sustainable and scalable solutions to foster inclusive growth.
The project began in March with a “call for practical examples and ideas” – open to those in the Network of Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum, various Forum communities including Global Shapers and Young Global Leaders, as well as to those in academia, governments, think-tanks, non-profits, private sector or working independently. It will culminate in a two-day symposium at the Center for International Development at Harvard University on October 1-2, 2015, during which those behind the best examples or ideas of practices, policies and institutional models will meet with other leaders to discuss how to best move them forward.
After participants submit a 500 - word proposal describing their idea or example, an ad hoc jury appointed by members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Meta-Council on Inclusive Growth will select 12 and invite their authors to expand on them. The extended papers will be due on August 14, 2015 and discussed in depth and debated at the Harvard symposium.
Revised versions of the selected papers will be showcased at the Summit on the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi on October 25-27, 2015 and at other meetings of the World Economic Forum.
These papers and others will be incorporated in to the Forum’s Inclusive Growth and Development Best Practice Compendium, which will be issued in conjunction with the Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos.
The Meta-Council may also publish the ideas in a special publication on inclusive growth. This is a unique opportunity to have your experiences and ideas exposed to global leaders and philanthropists who can help put them into action.