Inclusive Growth
As a business location, Germany needs an agenda for inclusive growth that enables everyone to tap their potential and generates more investment in our future.
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Andreas Esche


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Armando García Schmidt

Senior Project Manager

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Adressing conflicting goals

Making everyone a part of growth

Current economic policy in Germany must pave the way for tomorrow's prosperity. This involves making a priority out of promoting growth that provides everyone an opportunity to participate in this growth and thereby benefit from it as well. We need an Agenda for Inclusive Growth.


Between 2014 and 2018, the Bertelsmann Stiftung conducted the "Inclusive Growth for Germany" that fueled discussion in Germany about international approaches to inclusive growth proposed by the OECD and other bodies. Building on this, the project worked with economists to identify action areas and measures for economic policy makers in Germany and assessed the impact of these measures.


The results of the project were discussed in various public and expert events, and they are documented in the "Inclusive Growth for Germany" series and the "Wachstum im Wandel" and "Deutschland in Nahaufnahmen" book publications (both available in German only). The studies presented in the "Inclusive Growth for Germany" series can be downloaded free of charge from the Bertelsmann Stiftung website. The two book publications can be ordered from the Bertelsmann Stiftung Verlag.


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Inclusive Growth – an Agenda for Germany

Germany must pave the way for tomorrow’s prosperity. Germany needs an Agenda for Inclusive Growth.… read more


Inclusive Growth for Germany 18: Technological Innovation and Inclusive Growth in Germany

Our study “Technological Innovation and Inclusive Growth in Germany” by Wim Naudé (University of Maastricht) and Paula Nagler (University ... read more