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Manager Estefania McPhaul

Estefania McPhaul is a manager for Chemonics’ economic growth and trade practice team. Previously, Estefania was a project manager for the USAID Colombia Rural Finance Initiative.

by Estefania McPhaul


2020 Vision: Three Development Trends of the New Decade

Despite a global commitment, the U.N. estimates that countries and donors need $2.5 trillion in additional finance each year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, official development assistance in 2018 was $153 billion. The number speaks for itself: the development community simply cannot…

Building Bridges Between Financial Institutions and Rural Communities in Post-Conflict Regions

This article originally appeared on the SEEP Network’s blog. In a large city, it probably would take you less than five minutes to find an ATM. In a small town, however, finding an ATM can be much more challenging. Imagine that you live in a small town torn by decades of armed conflict, and like…