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- President, Making Cents International
- Board Chair, The SEEP Network
Timothy Nourse is president of Making Cents International, a social enterprise that provides specialized technical services and curriculum to individuals and organizations in enterprise development, workforce development, and microfinance. To lead Making Cents, Tim draws upon his 16 years implementing and supporting microfinance and enterprise development programs in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining Making Cents, Tim worked for Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee, and most recently with the Academy for Educational Development in various technical advisor and management roles. He specializes in serving hard-to-reach and conflict-affected populations with financial and enterprise development services.
|Emerging Markets: Middle East and North Africa; Business in Conflict-Affected Areas; Microfinance; Enterprise Development|
|Washington, DC, USA|
|Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa|
Publications by Tim
- “Crossfire: Best Practice in a Post-Emergency Environment is no different from normal enterprise development or microfinance,” Enterprise Development and Microfinance Journal; Practical Action: volume 21, Number 1, March 2010.
- “Market Development in Crisis-Affected Environments,” SEEP Network, 2006 – co-author
- “Improving Business Management Training in Post-conflict Situations,” USAID, Notes from the Field, February, 2005.
- “Developing Microenterprises in Refugee Camps,” Humanitarian Practice Exchange, November/December 2004.
- Contributed to CGAP Donor Note #21, “Supporting Microfinance in Conflict-Affected Areas,” December 2004 and “Conflict and Post-Conflict Environments: Ten Short Lessons to Make Microfinance Work,” September 2004, SEEP.
- “BDS in Conflict Environments – Neglected Potential?” a SEEP Network Thinkpiece in July, 2004 in preparation for a moderated listserve discussion.
- “Recapitalizing Liberia – Principles for Providing Grants and Loans,” Forced Migration Review, Spring 2004.
- “Refuge to Return, Operational Lessons for Serving Mobile Populations,”Micropaper and Micronote, USAID, AMAP, May 2004.
- “Microfinance – Meeting Entrepreneurs needs?” SAIS Review, the academic journal of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Fall, 1997.
- Co-writer, “Corposol/Finansol: Preliminary Analysis of an Institutional Crisis in Microfinance”, Acción International, October, 1996
Tim's recent speaking engagements
- Child and Youth Finance International Annual Summit – Amsterdam, April 2012 - Youth Financial Services Product Design and Delivery - the Case of Malawi
- Interaction - April 2012 - Improving Youth Livelihoods in Emergency Environments
- Sanabel Conference – Aman, November 2011 - Designing and Delivering Microfinance in Conflict Environments
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To invite Tim to speak at your next event or to receive more information, please contact Diana Dezso.