IDRC, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the World Bank Group, is crowdsourcing innovative projects and scalable models to promote inclusive growth and sustainable development on the GrowInclusive Platform.
Does your organization or company have an initiative that translates sustainable growth into broad-based improvements that benefit all citizens? We are looking for innovative and future-oriented practices that are expected to have, or have had, an impact on businesses and society. The practice must be sustainable, should involve actors from various sectors, and potentially be replicable.
Examples include the Participatory Market Chain Approach, a way of fostering innovation in potato production, processing, and marketing in Peru. The International Potato Center developed the approach by bringing traders, processors, supermarkets, and researchers together to provide greater opportunities for smallholder farmers. Another example is Mastercard’s launch of 2KUZE, a digital platform connecting farmers, buyers, and banks in East Africa to enable farmers to buy, sell, and receive payments for agricultural goods through their phones.
Three IDRC-supported practices are also included in the platform, one of which is Fundación Capital’s Graduation Approach to strengthen the financial, human, productive, and social assets of the extreme poor. Working with the Government of Paraguay, Fundación Capital is connecting the extreme poor to markets and private sector opportunities through a program that combines financial support, the promotion of savings, and life and technical skills coaching.
The practices featured in the GrowInclusive Platform will benefit from promotion and exposure via the World Economic Forum and World Bank Group’s network of more than 4 million subscribers and decision-makers. The top 100 projects featured may also be referenced in leading media publications at global events and be exposed to a range of partnership opportunities with other leading actors on the platform.
Submissions from academia, businesses, foundations, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, and think tanks are welcome. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018. Fill out this questionnaire to apply. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns.
To learn more:
- Watch this video to hear from international experts on what inclusive growth means and what the World Economic Forum and IDRC are doing about it.