A novel tool from the Center helps drive investment to overlooked, underinvested areas.
Natasha Pacley discovered a talent for cooking at a young age at her grandmother’s side. She had her sights set on sharing those recipes with the world, but life would intervene before she could get back to her love. Homeless at age 18, Natasha found her way to culinary school and worked her way back to stability.
By: Payal Dalal, Vice President, Global Programs, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject
“Being paid into an account is much safer. During Corona, if I were paid in cash, I would have had to go to the factory in person and disinfect the money as my colleagues did when they received their salaries in the envelope.” Ibrahim, Garment Worker, Egypt
The crux: As COVID-19 disrupts local economies, cities and states are assessing the impact on workers and strategizing how to rebuild more equitably. Minimizing the number of low-wage, no-benefits jobs will be a priority. A new tool can help.
COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help
The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.
data.org launches a $10MM Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge
The fight against COVID-19 underscores how interconnected our world has become. At the same time, the pandemic has also exposed and exacerbated many existing challenges facing economies, and the fragility of micro and small businesses. As we look to the future, there is an opportunity to build a stronger and more inclusive economy coming out of this crisis.
Strengthening CDFIs is essential for helping businesses and communities rebound from the pandemic
As Americans are bracing for the health fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, the nation’s Main Street businesses are fighting for their survival. Salon owners, event planners, shopkeepers and restaurants are being forced to make hard choices—pay their bills or their employees—and the workers who rely on them for their livelihoods face prolonged economic hardship.
COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will coordinate R&D efforts and remove barriers to drug development and scale-up to address the epidemic
SEATTLE, March 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard today committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments. The partners are committed to equitable access, including making products available and affordable in low-resource settings.