IDRC partner Carolina Trivelli elected chair of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

June 15, 2017

Carolina Trivelli

IDRC congratulates Carolina Trivelli on her election as chair of the executive committee for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at the organization’s annual meeting on May 18, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. She became a member of the executive committee in 2014.

Housed at the World Bank, CGAP is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion through innovative solutions, practical research, and active engagement with financial service providers, policymakers, and funders.

Trivelli served as Peru’s Minister of Development and Social Inclusion from 2011 to 2013 and as general manager of Pagos Digitales Peruanos (Peruvian Digital Payments), a company that uses digital technology to support financial inclusion. She is also senior researcher at the Peruvian think tank Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, a grantee of the Think Tank Initiative.

With support from IDRC, Trivelli has led research on social policies and economic inclusion, on the linkages between social protection and financial inclusion, and on the factors that entrench poverty and inequality in rural areas of Latin America. She co-led the IDRC-funded Proyecto Capital, a regional initiative that explores innovative ways to link social grants to financial inclusion and builds financial capabilities on a large scale. Proyecto Capital has helped more than 1.8 million women in the region  strengthen their financial capabilities and access financial services. Trivelli’s analysis of Peru’s national programs to mobilize savings among the poor found that incentives and training on how to use savings accounts increased women’s financial literacy, economic independence, and empowerment.

Read the IDRC-World Economic Forum roundtable discussion on fostering inclusive growth, which featured Trivelli. 

Watch a short documentary featuring Trivelli’s work on the intersections of social policy and productive development (available in Spanish only).

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