Caitlin Sanford focuses on consumer insights and financial inclusion data and measurement at BFA. Caitlin manages quantitative and qualitative research related to consumer experiences with branchless banking, savings and borrowing behavior, and fraud, largely in Latin America. Caitlin has also advised policymakers on efforts to develop and report financial inclusion indicators internationally.
Before BFA, Caitlin worked on impact evaluation at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank, and provided research support to economic projects at the World Bank office in Brazil. While working in natural resource management in Kenya and then Panama, Caitlin led efforts to mainstream environment into national development plans and contributed to the launch of a large payments for ecosystems services program for the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative.
Caitlin holds an M.P.A. (Economics and Public Policy) from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a B.A. from Stanford University. Caitlin speaks French, Spanish, and Portuguese.