Gerry Boyle

Gerry Boyle

Role: Senior Policy Advisor – Women’s Economic Empowerment

Team: Programmes and Policy team

Profile:

Gerry led CARE International UK’s policy analysis and advocacy around value chains and dignified work. He 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, his focus changed a little.

Gerry co-chaired the Bond Private Sector Working Group. Immediately before he joined CARE he worked for Oxfam as Head of Business Relations for about three years, but the vast majority of his career was spent as a management consultant including being a consulting Partner at Deloitte, where for a time he led Deloitte UK’s Consumer Business consulting practice, serving many major multinationals. Gerry's original degree was in Law from Oxford University, and in 2008 when he left Deloitte he 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.

Twitter: @gerryboyle10


Blog posts

VSLAs: The three keys to financial security

Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:01

Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) are a key way to provide access to financial services for people living in areas which financial institutions typically ignore and where the cycle of poverty prevails. They do exactly what their name

As a Policy Adviser, it is always gratifying to learn when some individual or group with a bit more power than you basically agrees with you and is pushing your

We need to provide a more prescriptive view on the purposes that companies are allowed to pursue – otherwise the Blueprint for Better Business will be one more

Last year the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that it was launching a consultation on corporate responsibility, with the promise that "We intend to publish a framework for action on corporate responsibility by

CARE International and Accenture are jointly creating a Financial Inclusion Maturity Model – which will provide a unique viewpoint on financial inclusion in the developing world. It will support financial institutions in expanding the scope of

CARE International and the Fairtrade Foundation are hosting an event at this year’s Conservative Party conference in Birmingham to bring together business, civil society and politicians – Inclusive chocolate? How can private sector

CARE International and the Fairtrade Foundation are hosting an event at this year’s Labour Party conference to bring together business, civil society and politicians – Inclusive chocolate? How can private sector partnerships ensure women

Remedy for corporate abuses still years away

Thursday, 12 December 2013 16:52

I've been attending the second annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The Forum this year had more than

In December, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS Department) will be publishing its response to its consultation

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