A research initiative at The Fletcher School aimed at fostering inclusive growth around the world using the power of digital technologies.

IDEA 2030 is a research initiative that aims to focus the minds of decision-makers through data-driven insights on inclusive digital economies. Housed within Digital Planet at the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) at The Fletcher School, IDEA 2030 addresses two fundamental issues of our time: the need for inclusive growth and recovery, and the pervasiveness of digital technology.

This initiative brings together a global insight community of leading problem-solvers and researchers. Through these partnerships, the community serves as a “go-to-hub” for emerging markets and technologies by disseminating research and insights on how to make the digital economy work better for everyone, everywhere.

IDEA 2030 seeks to answer many questions, including:



Turning America's Digital Divide into Digital Dividends

March 31, 2021

Why are we so divided about the true state of the digital divide in America? What steps might the Biden-Harris administration take to clarify the reality of this divide and move toward closing the gap? This webinar examines how these changes can be transformational for a recovering, yet socially distanced economy.

One Month to Election, Seven Months of a Pandemic: How Equal is the State of Digital Survival Across America?

October 8, 2020

Immunity to pre-election social media misinformation, remote schooling, telehealth access, productive working-from-home: Who has it, and who doesn’t? What can be done? How can we ensure the nation’s digital and democratic health? This webinar seeks to answer these critical questions in order to get us to a more inclusive post-COVID, post-election America.

An Uneven State of the Union: How the Pandemic Lays Bare America's Coastal-Heartland Gap and How to Act to Close It

June 10, 2020

This webinar examines the key findings from the Uneven State of the Union study and how they can give policymakers and business leaders a sense of the future path of COVID-19 in the US, its ultimate economic impact, and what needs to be done next.

A World Online: Which Countries are Ready for the Great Lockdown and Which are Ready to Ease Up

April 22, 2020

The inaugural IDEA 2030 webinar features insights from Digital Planet’s Social Distance Readiness Benchmark, focusing on how easily countries can enter and exit lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The IDEA 2030 initiative was made possible with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

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