Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Alexandra Kobishyn

"The microfinance field in India is the most vibrant in the world, from the perspective of the variety of models and actors. More than 60 million women are being served by microfinance in India, and the sheer scale and magnitude of microfinance necessitate evaluation on whether it does make an impact on the level of poverty of these people."
Alexandra Kobishyn, Head, Knowledge Management Unit, Centre for Micro Finance, IFMR (
February 18, 2009, 1 pm

1 comment:

Murali said...

Justin is the Executive Director of the Centre for Micro Finance. He joined CMF in July 2008. He was previously the Ghana Country Director for Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit organization that applies academic research techniques to develop and test innovative solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor. Prior to this, he worked at the Brookings Institution as a Foreign Policy Research Analyst and at Investor Group Services with Ernst & Young. He also spent two years in Mauritania as a small enterprise development specialist for United States Peace Corps.
Justin has a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Alex recently graduated with a Master's degree in International Development and International Business Diplomacy from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. At Georgetown, she concentrated on economic development and interned at FINCA International. She also has an undergraduate degree in politics and teacher preparation from Princeton University. Alex joined CMF in September 2008 and is currently the head of the Knowledge Management Unit.