Angela Garcia

Angela Garcia works with the IFC Sector Economics and Development Impact Unit, coordinating the evaluation and research agenda of the Harnessing Innovation for Financial Inclusion (HiFi) program. She has 10 years of experience in international development with a focus on financial inclusion and impact evaluation. Before joining IFC, Angela worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and Innovations for Poverty Action. She holds a master’s degree in economics from Penn State University and an undergraduate degree in business from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

By Angela Garcia


Flipping the Switch: How Locking Assets Unlocks Credit for the Poor

A new study out of Uganda offers strong evidence that lock-out technology can enable providers to sustainably lend to low-income customers, who may need credit for school fees and other critical expenses.

In Uganda, Solar Home Systems Help Students Stay in School

A pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar provider in Uganda is proving that an often-overlooked benefit of PAYGo – financial inclusion – can also affect education outcomes by keeping kids in the classroom.