Zahra Niazi

Zahra Niazi is the Senior Manager of Innovations for Poverty Action’s Financial Services for the Poor Initiative, managing the initiative’s competitive fund and overseeing a portfolio of research projects to find effective solutions to help the poor manage and grow their money. She holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BS in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

By Zahra Niazi


The Role of Financial Services in Reducing Hunger

Many of the world's 1.5 billion smallholder farmers lack access to basic financial services, leaving them vulnerable to shocks and prone to low-risk, low-return investments. Improving access to financial services can help farmers increase household income and food security.