Dan Barker
Mastercard's Center for Inclusive Growth

Dan Barker is Vice President for Research at Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, where he focuses on building partnerships with leading research institutions. Dan joined Mastercard from BlackRock, where he was Vice President for Social Impact, leading development of the firm’s global grant making strategy focusing on financial inclusion and workforce development. Prior to joining BlackRock, Daniel was a management consultant at Deloitte where he advised corporate, multilateral, and nonprofit clients on social impact strategy. Before Deloitte, Dan began his career as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations and Earth Institute. He holds a Masters in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University and a BA from NYU. He serves on the advisory boards of Global Kids, Inc. and the Guyana Economic Development Trust.

Articles by Dan Barker

  • Dan Barker / Mackenzie Wallace

    The Time is Now: How to Build an Inclusive Financial System For All

    As global finance leaders gather for this year’s World Bank and IMF meetings, they're meeting against a backdrop of existential crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change and widening inequalities. Dan Barker at Mastercard's Center for Inclusive Growth and Mackenzie Wallace at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program explore why these crises raise the need – and the opportunity – to build an inclusive financial system for all. They share four principles to guide this process, and discuss the crucial roles policymakers, financial services providers, academia, community groups and NGOs can play.

    financial inclusion, global development, SDGs
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