Alice Allan

Alice Allan

Role: Head of Advocacy and Policy (Jobshare)

Team: Programmes and Policy team

Profile:

I lead CARE’s policy and advocacy on women’s economic empowerment which includes influencing the private sector. I'm passionate about the social and economic benefits of savings-led financial inclusion.

I've been with CARE International UK since 2011 and have spend a big chunk of that time working with Barclays and other banks to responsibly link savers to their services. Before CARE I spent nearly 20 years working both ‘inside’ government – as a Human Rights Advisor at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as a researcher in the UK parliament – and ‘outside’ at supporter-led organisations, Amnesty International UK and Saferworld where I helped push for the Arms Trade Treaty. Before that I was a journalist in Colombia and Mexico.

My current interest is how to tackle the unpaid care economy and balancing being a mother and having a career.

One good thing I've read

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1958). An all-time favourite book that sums up how change can go so wrong. Generally, however, I am an eternal optimist.

Email: Allan@careinternational.org

Blog posts

The only good thing about the recent revelations over the yawningly wide gender pay gap at the BBC was the outrage. People felt it was morally corrupt and utterly unequal that women were paid less than men for doing the same job in the UK in

Family Planning Summit: The verdict

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 13:19

By Alice Allan and Christina Wegs:

The Family Planning Summit, held in London on 11 July 2017, was a chance to re-energise support for

In my line of work we all feel passionately about creating greater gender equality globally, and for CARE and many others, achieving greater women’s economic empowerment is a major goal. But how good are we at keeping our own houses in order

The global negotiations to agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate global poverty by 2030 will come to a conclusion this September. Many supporters of women’s economic empowerment have backed a

The IMF World Bank Annual meetings set the big picture on global finance – this year talk was how to cope with slowing growth rates in emerging economies. CARE went to

I can’t help but have lingering doubts about Davos’ legitimacy. Oxfam’s great report on inequality talks about the

What can blogging achieve for INGOs?

Friday, 02 August 2013 10:44

Recent research from the World Bank and the

Recent research from the World Bank and the

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