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.