Senior Fellow Microfinance and Development
Anuj Jain joined the Coady International Institute in April 2010 after working for CARE International in various positions for 18 years. He specialized in the microfinance and livelihoods development fields - managing, designing, providing technical support and fund raising for a number of small and large scale programs, globally and particularly in India, Asia and Africa. At CARE, Anuj was engaged in global policy development and capacity building. His achievements include creating a wholesale microfinance fund as well as in representing CARE among peer institutions and in global forums.
Besides microfinance and livelihoods, Anuj pursues a broader view of the development sector; remaining sensitive to macro economic, social and political factors at play and multifaceted nature of poverty that affects the lives of poor people living in marginalized communities. He has a deep interest in community based and community led approaches, and in the cross-sector partnerships across stakeholder agencies: state, private sector and within civil society. In his last assignment at the regional level in Asia, he oversaw a broad cross-section of large programmes with the focus on girls’ education, women’s empowerment, private sector partnership and CSR, food security, disaster preparedness and emergencies response, conflict and peace building, health sector reform, etc.; besides the microfinance and insurance and livelihoods focused projects.
Anuj Jain has joined the experienced team of faculty at the Coady Institute as Senior Fellow, to reflect on his firsthand field experience and facilitate learning through Coady’s education programmes, research initiatives, and capacity building efforts globally. In the Community Based Microfinance courses, Anuj brings years of direct field experience as well as his training in Adult Education, to design and facilitate the learning with Coady’s partners and course participants.
Anuj has a degree in Physics and an MBA.