Gerry Boyle

Gerry Boyle

Role: Senior Policy Advisor – Women’s Economic Empowerment

Team: Programmes and Policy team

Profile:

I lead CARE International UK’s policy analysis and advocacy around value chains and dignified work. I originally joined CARE as the Senior Policy Adviser on Private Sector Engagement. With the advent of our new Global Programme Strategy which put a particular emphasis on women’s economic empowerment, my focus changed a little, although I still work extensively with issues in the private sector and with CARE’s corporate partners.

Until recently I spent a lot of my time on financial inclusion, now looked after by my colleague Fiona Jarden. I also co-chair the Bond Private Sector Working Group.  Immediately before I joined CARE I worked for Oxfam as Head of Business Relations for about three years, but the vast majority of my career was spent as a management consultant including being a consulting Partner at Deloitte, where for a time I led Deloitte UK’s Consumer Business consulting practice, serving many major multinationals. My original degree was in Law from Oxford University, and in 2008 when I left Deloitte I did an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy at LSE.

One good thing I've read

Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom. It provides a framework for many people’s modern understanding of what is development, based on a profoundly human-centred approach rather than anything instrumental. And to check whether one personally is doing enough to fight poverty, I recommend Peter Singer’s The life you can save: Acting now to end world poverty – it’s very clear and easy to read but very challenging! Finally, Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans: Rich nations, poor policies, and the threat to the developing world is a very readable guide to economic development which argues strongly against many of the prevailing orthodoxies.

Email: boyle@careinternational.org

Twitter: @gerryboyle10

Blog posts

IMF provides more support to the economic argument for improving gender equality

Friday, 22 July 2016 09:46
CARE’s focus on women’s economic empowerment is based on our belief in women’s rights and the key role that economic empowerment plays in the achievement of those rights, some of them inherent in economic empowerment itself and others to which

Financial inclusion in emerging economies: Follow the conversations that count

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:15
Are financial institutions in emerging economies adapting their business models fast enough to tap into the market of the currently unbanked? And if not, why

Three key steps to empowering women in global value chains

Monday, 11 July 2016 12:15
Global value chains can be a powerful lever for empowering women, but companies must identify where women work, must develop a clear gender strategy and must articulate the business case for supporting

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development gender equality strategy: an encouraging start, but where to next?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:31
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has just held its Annual Meeting in London, and I was lucky enough to participate in a panel discussion on their recently published Strategy for the Promotion of Gender Equality 2016-2020.

IMF research shows the positive impact on poverty and inequality of improving access to financial services

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:36
A recent IMF ‘staff paper’ (i.e. this is not the official view of the organisation, but they’re not disagreeing with it either...) provides additional support to CARE’s fight for financial inclusion by showing that four of the dimensions of

Financial inclusion ‘Within Reach’: Collective investment by banks can pay dividends for all

Monday, 21 March 2016 16:03
Banks have clear needs for support in bringing more people living in poverty into the formal financial sector, but the banks could push forward by working more cooperatively with one another in key

Size of the prize: Financial inclusion and the $380 billion revenue opportunity for banks

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 12:55
A recent research report from Accenture has highlighted the enormous revenue opportunity for banks which financial inclusion

CARE welcomes launch of Search Inclusive Business online database

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:43
The Practitioner Hub and the Inclusive Business Action Network have just launched Search Inclusive Business, a first-of-its-kind searchable online database of inclusive business publications. The website brings together over 1,300 reports, case

Mixing with the one percent at Davos: How to ‘improve the state of the world’ through financial inclusion

Thursday, 21 January 2016 17:49
CARE is at Davos again this year, talking to the business and government elite who gather each year in the Alpine hide-away for the World Economic Forum. On Friday (21 January) we are co-hosting a discussion event with Accenture Development Partners

IMF shows support for the positive impacts of financial inclusion of women

Monday, 16 November 2015 11:52
While CARE has long believed that giving women access to savings, both informally and in the formal financial sector, is a key way to empower women economically, it is always good to have such an august institution as the IMF provide support. In
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