This is a world that is very connected for some, but not for all.

When economies grow, not everyone benefits. Individuals and whole communities can be left behind.

Most countries have access to modern and efficient banking and insurance products, but more than 2.5 billion adults have no access to formal financial services.

The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth seeks to advance sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. By bringing together global thought leaders, sharing their insights, and then working to translate their thoughts into actions, the Center will support and enable those historically excluded from financial services and be a catalyst for change.