Inclusive growth for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) with Payal Dalal and Evelyn Nguyen

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Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are vital to inclusive growth. Bur what does inclusive growth really mean and how can supporting micro and small enterprises (MSEs) help achieve this?

These are just some of the questions my guests in this podcast are dedicating their work to.

Meet Payal Dalal, Senior Vice President for Social Impact of International Markets at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Ha Evelyn Nguyen, CEO of Canal Circle who are building financially inclusive ecosystems for the underserved.

The World Bank estimates that more than 50% of employment worldwide is within smaller businesses. Payal reveals that more that 40% of these businesses were at risk of failing during the pandemic.

Our conversation delves into how we can better support these businesses to create not simply exponential growth but genuine resilience. Hear Payal and Evelyn explain the opportunities digital tools and technology can provide to MSEs; why partnering is essential; and reveal how the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is partnering with Caribou Digital to launch Strive Community.

The Strive Community is the new $19 M global programme with the aim of helping 5 million MSEs digitize their operations, access and use finance and enter new markets.

Listen in to find out more and how you could get involved.


Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Canal Circle

Strive Community

LinkedIn: @Strive-Community –

Twitter: @StriveBusiness –

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