There is widespread political consensus on the importance of promoting inclusive growth as a result of a significant widening of inequality in economies at all levels of development. According to our definition, inclusive growth is about creating opportunities and access to broader participation in economic life.

Inclusive Growth – growth that benefits everyone – is in fashion. Its win-win allure, promising a more prosperous economy combined with more equitable society, is proving irresistible. 

Originally stemming from economists working in developing countries, the term inclusive growth emerged during the 2000s when organisations such as the World Bank realised their economic predictions were proving to be flawed. Growth in developing countries was not always resulting in the reductions in inequality and increases in living standards that had been expected. A more proactive approach was needed to ensuring growth was more inclusive and didn’t simply pass many people and places by.

We are committed to investing in long-term efforts to support inclusive growth through effective interventions, dedicated to the promotion of inclusive growth, contributing to the key enablers required for widespread participation in economic opportunities in Europe. 

Topics of interest to the ICTIDCs Inclusive Growth and Innovation Platform:

  • ​Entrepreneurship with Focus on Youth Entrepreneurs 
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Equity and Women Empowerment
  • General Management with Focus on Innovative Aspects
  • Human Resource Management with Focus on Creative Approaches
  • Innovative Business Models to reach the “Bottom of the Pyramid”
  • International Management (focus on European international aspects and the role of Europe in international relations)
  • Knowledge Management
  • ​Management of Educational Services
  • Marketing Management and Consumer Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public and Not-for-profit Management
  • Skill Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Growth and risk Management​

Ensuring economic growth benefits everyone – the concept of inclusive growth – has become a political priority. 

We are in a phase of exponential technological growth and innovation. It is time to make innovation inclusive.

--Jacques Putzeys

Inclusive growth should not be a mere slogan but a fundamental driving force for sustainable development.

--Pranab Mukherjee