Jamie Anderson

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Jamie Anderson leads CGAP’s work on rural and agricultural livelihoods. Ms. Anderson focuses on how financial services can facilitate food purchases, production, and processing, particularly for women. Previously she managed CGAP’s work across key client groups, including women, youth, and forcibly displaced persons, and demand-side research with smallholder households, which included national surveys in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Bangladesh and financial diaries in three markets in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Pakistan.

Before joining CGAP, Ms. Anderson worked as a technical adviser in Rural Finance at the International Fund for Agricultural Development and as an independent consultant in rural and agricultural finance for the Boulder Institute of Microfinance and GIZ. Her experience in agriculture is both on-farm in fresh-market organic vegetable production and in research with the University of California Small Farm Center.

She has an MBA and Master’s degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics and International Agricultural Development from the University of California at Davis and an undergraduate degree in French from the University of Virginia.

By Jamie Anderson

Blog

Women in Rural and Agricultural Livelihoods Facing COVID-19

Women in rural and agricultural livelihoods have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Here is what funders can do to help.
Research

The Role of Financial Services in Youth Education and Employment

What roles do financial services play in enabling youth education and employment? This Working Paper, written for policy makers and funders, outlines the existing evidence and highlights important questions about how to deliver comprehensive and broad-reaching interventions at scale.
Research

Smallholder Households: Distinct Segments, Different Needs

CGAP research identifies three segments of smallholder households and uses data from nationally representative surveys of smallholder households to outline recommendations on high-value financial solutions.
Research

High-Saving Youth in Smallholder Households: An Untapped Market

Financial service providers can leverage the strong savings habits of youth in smallholder families and their access to mobile phones to develop digital products that better meet their needs and aspirations.
Research

Executive Summary – CGAP National Surveys of Smallholder Households

Each short section in this summary complements CGAP data and insights for each country and addresses what the data tells us and what this means for FSPs and others.