Jamie Anderson

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Jamie Anderson is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist focused on understanding and reaching key client groups, such as women, youth, vulnerable rural households, and forcibly displaced persons and refugees, in financial inclusion. Previously Ms. Anderson led CGAP’s demand-side research with smallholder households—including overseeing national surveys in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Bangladesh and financial diaries in three markets in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Pakistan—and dissemination of results on the CGAP Smallholder Families Data Hub.

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

By Jamie Anderson


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.

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

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.

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.

National Survey and Segmentation of Smallholder Households in Nigeria

This survey explores the agricultural and non-agricultural activities, financial practices and interests, and challenges and aspirations of over 3,300 smallholder families throughout Nigeria.