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 Ireland for its development programming. The work included a mapping exercise, a SWOT analysis, and recommendations for the role that PSE could play in achieving Ireland’s development goals.
Working under the leadership of Sustainable Finance Advisory, Caren supported this IFC-supported initiative driven by the Cambodia Bankers Association and the Cambodian banks to create a framework for mitigating environmental and social risk and identifying opportunities for the banking sector to support green and inclusive growth. This included facilitating the development of the principles and developing and executing training.
To learn more about the Cambodia Sustainable Finance Initiative, click here.
Caren facilitated this two-day multi-stakeholder meeting bringing together the economic, social and economic chambers of the Forest Stewardship Council to discuss current and future issues.
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:
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.
Argidius Foundation commissioned “Guatemala Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Growth Landscape 2018“. It was researched during April to June 2018 to reflect on changes over the last three years that have taken place in the ecosystem of support for entrepreneurship and enterprise growth in Guatemala.