Liz Larson
UNESCAP's Catalyzing Women's Entrepreneurship Programme

Liz Larson leads UNESCAP’s work in innovative financing under the Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) programme, and has 20 years of experience in economic development and financial inclusion.  Proior to joining UNESCAP, Liz was Results Measurement Advisor for the United Nation’s Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) where she was responsible for impact and results measurement and implementation at all levels of the program’s strategy and operations, as well as managing the gender and research portfolios.

Liz began her career working on the economic development and business consulting work of Mercy Corps in the US, Indonesia and Nepal. She then joined Oxfam America (OA) managing the livelihoods portfolio in East Asia, with a focus on community finance and agriculture. Liz then joined MIX as Asia Regional Manager starting up the MIX office in Hyderabad, India, responsible for all regional activities and a team of analysts.

Liz has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. She has also studied documentary photography with the Salt Center and has been an instructor on a study abroad program focused on Himalayan Ecosystems with the Wildland Studies program.

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