Elizabeth (Liz) McGuinness is an independent consultant with over 20 years of experience working in inclusive finance, financial capabilities, women’s economic empowerment, agricultural development and SME development. She has designed, led and reported research to support strategy development, product development, learning, results measurement and program, outcomes and impact evaluation. She has designed M&E systems and provided capacity building and technical assistance in M&E, including in complexity-aware methods. With strong skills in program and project management, Ms. McGuiness has trained and led research teams in countries across Central Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East/North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. She has lived and worked in Zimbabwe and Tajikistan.
Ms. McGuinness is the founder and president of LMG Consulting LLC, a firm that provides monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning services. Liz previously worked for Microfinance Opportunities, Save the Children, and ACDI/VOCA. She holds a BA (McGill University) and MA (New York University) in economics.