Urban and geospatial analysis
Analyzing and visualizing the public policies, investments, and trends that drive urban performance
With more than 80% of world GDP generated by cities, urban centers are becoming the dominant playing ground for companies. To provide decision-support to business and city leaders, our team of urban experts and economists are uniquely able to analyze city, regional and community issues and trends. Unlike other research firms, ThoughtLab can survey, interview, and convene city leaders, managers, and experts around the world. We also can create global information systems (GIS) and geospatial models to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. This enables us to detect, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships that can provide evidence-based insights to local government decisions.
Mastercard Shadow Economy
The shadow economy, sometimes called the informal or underground economy, comprises economic activity that takes place outside of formal channels—generally to avoid governmental scrutiny and taxation—and is not included in the officially calculated gross national product (GNP). It results in significant social, economic, cultural, and political challenges. To better understand the impact of the shadow […]Read More