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Beth Porter

      Watch an interview with Beth  
  on financial inclusion for youth  
  from Making Cents in 2010.  
  • Policy Coordinator, Financial Inclusion, United Nations Capital Development Fund
  • Member of the Board, The SEEP Network

Beth Porter has over 20 years of experience in microfinance and organizational development in 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  As a policy adviser at the UNCDF, Beth provides policy guidance and support to the global team on financial inclusion.  She previously launched and directed the YFS-Link initiative at Making Cents International to build the capabilities of financial services providers and youth-serving organizations in youth-inclusive financial services. 

At Freedom from Hunger, Beth led program strategy and managed delivery of integrated microfinance services to 1.2 million women and their families in 16 countries.  She has provided technical assistance and training in strategic and business planning, product design, and organizational effectiveness and operational efficiency, and is experienced in program appraisal, design and evaluation.  In addition, Beth is on the boards of the SEEP Network, the Bolivian MFI CRECER, the SMART Campaign in Microfinance, Child and Youth Finance International, and the YFS-Link initiative, and was a founder of Women Advancing Microfinance (WAM)-International and past Chair of WAM-Northern California. 

Business Growth, Strategy, and Trends; Gender and Empowerment; Governance and Transparency; Microfinance; Reaching the Poor, Social Performance, Client Protection in Financial Services, Policy and Regulatory Issues in Financial Inclusion, National Strategies in Financial Inclusion, Industry Associations and Networks in Microfinance, Role of Donors and Investors in Responsible Finance, Youth Financial Services, Women and Finance, Integrated Financial and Non-Financial Services
New York, United States
Languages spoken
Regional expertise
Africa, Latin America, Global



To invite Beth to speak at your next event or to receive more information, please contact Diana Dezso.

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