Caren, working with Aimee Russillo of Liseed Consulting, supported the Fair Trade USA team to develop their refreshed theory of change. This included drafting and facilitating workshops to help frame up the theory and underlying assumptions. The Fair Trade USA Theory of Change can be found here.
DGGF set out to identify where and how it is currently reaching female entrepreneurs, and to gain a better understanding of what capital providers can do to better serve female entrepreneurs’ financial needs. The research focused on what could be learned by concentrating on the SMEs financed by the funds in which DGGF has invested.Investing in Women: Perspectives from the DGGF Portfolio [Read More]
Enabling Outcomes, in collaboration with seasoned consultants Chintal Barot (CoSustain) and Siobhan Franklin (FrankIt), worked with Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and trade to analyze existing and emerging private sector engagement (PSE) for sustainable development by OECD and EU member states and provided recommendations for current and any future PSEs to be established by IrelandIrish Aid Private Sector Engagement for Development Consultancy [Read More]
Caren is an evaluator for Argidius Foundation. In addition to the Argidius-ANDE Challenge funding, she has done deep-dive evaluations on Argidius grantees providing business development services in Latin America and Africa. Some summary evaluations can be found below: Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises (ACRE) Agora Partnerships Business Professionals Network (BPN)
Working with the Catalyst Team at BFA, Caren researched the landscape of global accelerator models for emerging market fintech startups to understand the offers for early stage acceleration. The report, “Accelerating Early-stage Inclusive Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets” assesses what Catalyst Fund does well and what it could do better. Read the report here.