Emily Kearney

Summary

Dual master's degree graduate with academic and professional experience in microfinance and international development, qualified for opportunities where a multidisciplinary social science background, excellent writing skills, knowledge of foreign languages, and experience with policy analysis, knowledge management, and program monitoring and evaluation will be of value.

Education

Education
2005 - 2008

Master of Public Policy

http://oregonstate.edu/cla/mpp/

Coursework Highlights:

Rural Development Economics and Policy, Public Policy Analysis, Economic Anthropology, Public

Policy Theory, Econometrics, Anthropology of International Development, Wealth and Poverty,

Applied Research Methods, International Development: Gender Issues, Statistical Applications in Anthropology, Conducting Social Research, Research Design in Anthropology.

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Client Assessment Research Intern

FINCA International

•Led efforts to begin reporting social performance data of FINCA Affiliates to the MIX Market.Through extensive review of organizational policies, analysis of client data, and communications with staff in a variety of departments, compiled data on 22 core indicators selected by the Social Performance Task Force.

•Through cross tabulations, conducted descriptive analysis of data collected from client assessment interviews with more than 7000 clients in 14 FINCA Affiliates to assess poverty levels, program outcomes, and retention.Presented the results of the analysis in the form of country reports which are distributed to country directors, donors, and investors, and include research and data on macro-level economic trends and forecasts.

•Edited for publication several monographs prepared by external researchers on the basis of multivariate analysis of client profiles and outcomes drawn from FINCA Client Assessment Data.

•Worked on a team to arrange a week-long training session for FINCA's 2009 Client Research    Fellows.  Tasks included editing/revising training documents, preparing PowerPoint decks, and compiling research manuals.

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

Microinsurance Intern

Catholic Relief Services

•Managed and oversaw a needs assessment for microinsurance pilot project, coordinating focus groups of clients throughout the country with MFI directors, leading focus group discussions, and analyzing client feedback.Drafted a report in Spanish presented to CRS management addressing client priorities in coverage, premiums willing to pay, and variations in demand.

•Conducted extensive research on the implementation and outcomes of pioneering microinsurance programs, an exercise bringing into focus the important role of client vulnerability and barriers to access to essential services in perpetuating poverty.