Caterina Meloni


Caterina Meloni

Gender & Social Inclusion Adviser
Green Invest Asia

Caterina leads USAID Green Invest Asia’s efforts to incorporate gender and social inclusion components in its operations and is leading related research and strategy setting. She has 18 years of experience working for private sector and development finance institutions on inclusive finance, women’s economic empowerment, and entrepreneurship. She has worked for the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other funders to implement projects in over 30 countries. From microfinance and small-medium enterprise (SME) finance, she then focused on the crossroads of gender and finance, advising banks and the private sector on how to increase their outreach to and investment in women-owned businesses. She has led and contributed to numerous market studies quantifying the business opportunity of the women-owned business sector in emerging countries.


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