Alexis Geaneotes

Alexis Geaneotes is an Operations Officer with IFC’s Development Impact Unit, focusing on inclusive business models. She has co-authored several reports on inclusive business and is leading efforts to develop insights frameworks and measurement tools focused on helping IFC clients measure their reach among base of the pyramid and gather insights on supply chains and customer markets to inform engagement with BOP markets. Prior to IFC, she worked for several years as a strategy consultant to pharmaceutical and biotech companies operating in developed and emerging markets. Alexis holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she focused on business and government policy and conducted her master’s research on the investment climate in the Dominican Republic. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

By Alexis Geaneotes


Learning from Smallholder Supply Chains in Côte d’Ivoire

IFC and Ecom, a global commodity trading company, interviewed more than 2,000 cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire about their income levels, food security, and other qualitative aspects of their farming lives. The results highlight some key challenges facing smallholder farmers.