Karina Broens Nielsen
Based in Paris, Karina Broens Nielsen leads CGAP’s measurement, learning and evaluation (MLE) initiative. The MLE initiative works to improve awareness of emerging global and market level measurement, learning and evaluation practices for improved decision-making by financial inclusion stakeholders.
Before joining CGAP, Karina worked for the Gates Foundation’s Financial Services for the Poor Team as a Program Officer, Measurement, Learning and Evaluation for research, innovation and policy topics and investments. Prior to Gates, Karina worked with IFAD in the Near East and North Africa and in East and Southern Africa where she designed, managed and led rural microfinance and agricultural finance programs and country strategies. Before joining IFAD, she worked as an Advisor to the European Commission’s delegation to the United Nations. She has a Master of Science in Public Administration (Candidata Scientiarium Administrationis) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Social Science from Aalborg University, Denmark and studied part of her degree at London Guildhall University in International Relations and Development.