Deena Burjorjee has over 20 years of experience working on access to finance issues, with a focus on women’s financial inclusion, responsible finance, and market systems facilitation. Ms. Burjorjee is a Middle East and North Africa expert. She has worked in the region since 1997, where she has managed projects and advised governments and donor agencies on policy reform to promote inclusive financial sector development and facilitated national consultative processes in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Palestine, and Tunisia.
Ms. Burjorjee was co-facilitator of CGAP’s Women’s Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, where she led the Data and Measurement Working Group. She has authored numerous papers on access to finance topics related to gender, refugees, and market systems development, and she has produced technical guides to support the capacity development of member-based associations.
She has a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University. She has taught courses and workshops on microfinance at the university’s Graduate School for International and Public Affairs. She was a technical adviser and program manager at the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Capital Development Fund in 1997–2006.