Nina Holle

Nina Holle works with CGAP’s Customers at the Center initiative. She brings to CGAP rich experience with both the private and public sectors. Holle previously worked as an asset manager at Deutsche Bank for two years. She also consulted on financial sector development and livelihoods development with a broad range of donors and social investors, including KfW Development Bank, GiZ, Kiva, and the United Nations.  Her professional and research work has taken her to Latin America and Asia. 
Holle received her master’s in economics, philosophy, and history from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.  She is completing her Ph.D. thesis in economics on "The Idea of Poverty and its Implications for Development and Social Policy." Holle also participated in the Postgraduate Program in International Affairs of the German State Department and Robert Bosch Foundation. She speaks German, English, and Spanish fluently as well as some Portuguese, Italian, French, and Bahasa.

By Nina Holle


Emerging Evidence on Financial Inclusion

Recent research on the impact of financial services on the lives of low-income people tend to focus on microcredit or a single financial product. Recognizing the need for a more nuanced and clearer impact narrative, this Focus Note synthesizes evidence since 2014.

Is Poverty Reduction the Right Outcome for Financial Services?

Today, the global development community generally accepts that poverty is more than just a lack of income. What do multidimensional concepts of poverty mean for those who see poverty reduction as the ultimate goal of financial inclusion?

Juntos Finanzas: A Case Study

This case study describes the Juntos platform, which aims to address the engagement gap between customers and providers. It describes how it works, what it can and cannot do, early results, and issues arising from initial implementations.

How Juntos Finanzas Engages Customers to Use Digital Finance

There is an engagement gap between customers and providers of financial services: customers lack necessary information and do not fully trust financial service providers. Juntos Finanzas is looking to change this with a new digital solution.

Financial Inclusion and Development: Recent Impact Evidence

This paper proposes that the accumulating body of evidence supports policy makers’ assessments that developing inclusive financial systems is an important component for economic and social progress on the development agenda.