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Marguerite Berger

Marguerite (Meg) Berger, PhD, is an economist, evaluator and manager with over 30 years’ experience in international economic development in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, focusing on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, private sector and micro/small enterprise development, access to finance and public financial management.  

Meg recently worked for Vital Voices Global Partnership as Vice President for Impact Evaluation and Research. She led the creation of the Women in Development Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank and served as its first chief. She was also chief of the Bank’s Microenterprise and Grants and Co-financing Management Units and was seconded to the Brazilian small business agency, Sebrae, as an advisor to the President. She was an economist at the International Center for Research on Women, and consulted for the US Small Business Administration, USAID, UNCDF, IFAD and the World Bank. 

Meg is a Fulbright Scholar with a PhD. in Economics from the American University. She has authored publications and evaluations, including An Inside View of Latin American Microfinance (with Goldmark and Miller) and Women’s Ventures (with Mayra Buvinic).