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Exploring USAID’s New Finance Wiki - What It Is And How You Can Contribute

Event Date: 
Apr 28, 2020
9:00 am to 9:45 am EDT
Online Event


On April 28th, the USAID Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Team and partner Deloitte hosted an interactive session exploring the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks. Presenters shared why the Wiki was developed, discussed the rationale behind the framework, and highlighted how the Wiki can be used to find possible finance interventions to development challenges. Most importantly, this session demonstrated how to contribute content and suggestions to build and continuously improve this tool for the community.

If you have a relevant resource, case study, or content that you would like to share on the Finance Wiki, please complete this submission form


Headshot: Autumn Gorman
Development Finance Specialist

Autumn is a Development Finance Specialist with the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Team at USAID.

Her work includes supporting the Partnership to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) program, co-developing the Mobilizing Finance for Development course, and advising Missions on access to finance, market systems, PSE, and impact investing. Prior to joining USAID in 2014, Autumn spent over 15 years in various roles supporting entrepreneurship and small and growing businesses via a boutique consulting firm she founded in the U.S., an incubator/accelerator in Jordan, and as a volunteer. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an International MBA in Emerging Market Trade and Finance, and an MA in International and Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver.

Headshot: Wade Channell
Senior Economic Growth Advisor

Wade Channell, J.D., is the Senior Economic Growth Advisor for the USAID Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev).

He began his development career in 1993 as a specialist in business-enabling environments after working first as a commercial lawyer. In 2013, he turned his focus to addressing barriers to women’s economic empowerment and leads USAID’s work on this topic, with a particular focus on women’s financial inclusion and on gender equality within the business enabling environment. Wade also supports USAID’s involvement in the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). Wade has served as a guest lecturer at George Washington University, George Mason University, Georgetown Law School, and Catholic University.

Headshot: Steve Watkins
Specialist Leader

Steve Watkins is a leader in Deloitte’s Emerging Markets practice, focusing on economic growth and innovative financing.

Steve's professional experience includes working as a journalist and in international economic development. Over his 10 years at Deloitte, Steve has led the firm’s development finance and development strategy work. Steve also co-leads Deloitte’s public sector Behavioral Insights practice. He has co-authored publications on development finance, including USAID’s textbook on mobilizing private finance for development. He has a BA (Hons) and an MA in economic development from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Headshot: Francesca
Senior Consultant

Francesca Cavalli is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

Since joining the firm in 2017, she has supported private and public sector clients navigate complex business challenges that lie at the intersection of finance and strategy. She has worked collaboratively with a diverse set of clients from across the development landscape, including large international development agencies, intermediary support organizations, and social entrepreneurs based in the U.S. and abroad. She has over five years of experience working in the financial sector where she garnered expertise in financial management and modeling, data management, cost estimation, cost allocation, budgeting and forecasting. Ms. Cavalli has a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor’s of Sciences in Economics from American University.

Headshot: Lawrence Camp

Lawrence Camp is a Senior Adviser with USAID's Private Capital and Microenterprise Office, primarily focused on innovative strategies for mobilizing private financing for development objective

s. He has long experience in commercial banking and structured finance as Vice President and Group Head, and subsequently as Chief of Party of USAID projects. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the American Graduate School for International Management.

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