Aspen Institute

As our lives become increasingly digital, the economic gap between those who can leverage technology to get by and get ahead, and the many who cannot, is only widening. There has never been a more important time to build a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere. Along with founding partner, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Aspen is bringing together thinkers and doers to tackle this urgent crisis.

Launched in October 2019 with an inaugural summit, the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership (GIGP) combines the expertise and networks of both the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to address systemic issues across a range of topics including financial security, the future of workers and portable benefits, growing micro and small businesses, and commercially-sustainable social impact. Through research, synthesis, and convenings, GIGP aims to catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on innovative, data-driven, and scalable solutions to build a more inclusive and resilient economy for all.

Our work is anchored by four pillars:

Financial Inclusion
Shaping the next- generation global financial inclusion agenda to move beyond access and count financial security outcomes as the measure of success.

Benefits21
Modernizing benefits design & delivery to address the needs of today’s workforce with a new system of worker-centered, tech-enabled portable benefits. Learn more. 

Supporting Strivers
Driving innovation and scale in the systems that support micro and small businesses domestically and globally, and catalyzing deeper support for Striver success as a cornerstone of inclusive growth in a digital economy.

Corporate Leadership
Fostering and activating private-sector leadership in support of inclusive growth