Economic Inclusion: Leveraging Markets and Entrepreneurship to Extend Opportunities

05.26.2015 | Articles | Kim E. Bettcher, Teodora Mihaylova

Economic inclusion refers to equality of opportunity for all members of society to participate in the economic life of their country as employers, entrepreneurs, consumers, and citizens. Effective strategies for inclusion engage under-represented groups in the design and implementation of policies and programs. However, this can pose a significant challenge for policymakers who often struggle to connect with under-represented groups in large societies. This article illustrates ways to promote youth entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship and to facilitate the inclusion of informal entrepreneurs in the formal economy.

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