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Carolin Schramm
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  • United Kingdom
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Private Sector Development Specialist
Main Reason for Joining this Site
Learning about new research and latest trends

Carolin's professional experience

  • International development consultant specialised in responsible business and private sector development
  • On-the-ground experience in a number of developing economies including Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, India, Bangladesh and Peru 
  • Specialist areas include: inclusive business model appraisal and implementation, design and implementation of monitoring & evaluation frameworks and roll out of learning and communication strategies 
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multi-year international programmes involving multiple stakeholder types from private and public sectors 
  • Experience in working with a wide range of clients and project partners including impact investors, national and international businesses, bilateral donors, development finance and research institutions - - Strong analytical, coordination, communication and facilitation skills 
  • Interested in working with companies, investor, donors, NGOs and governments to increase private sector development impact through commercially oriented business strategies

Carolin Schramm's Blog

How do enterprises themselves feel about donor support for inclusive business?

It feels like a long time since I finished my role as monitoring & evaluation manager for the DFID Business Innovation Facility pilot (BIF) in December 2013 and my last blog post on assessing and demonstrating additionality of private sector development programmes.



Posted on October 13, 2015 at 10:30

What has 'FOMO' got to do with impact investing?

The growing nature of the impact investment market is well documented in an increasing number of reports and research publications. Investors are optimistic about the range of opportunities that investments in businesses seeking both social or environmental as well as financial returns can provide. But a number of challenges remain. The lack of investable businesses from the investor perspective and gaps in understanding and expectations between investors and entrepreneurs are often cited.…


Posted on September 15, 2015 at 10:00

NEW REPORT: The M&E System of the BIF Pilot

“Good M&E should be integrated into performance management” – after 3.5 years as Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager of the BIF pilot it may well be that this and a dozen related sentences have become part of my sleep talk.   Recognising that this most certainly does not reach a relevant target audience, Caroline Ashley and I have written a report for others involved in monitoring…


Posted on March 10, 2014 at 11:30

'Success' in IB: Journeys of a decade that take unexpected zig-zags

This blog is the second in a mini-series called 'Success' in inclusive business published in partnership with Business Fights Poverty.

An established Nigerian bank seeking to catalyse a whole new approach to smallholder farming and rural banking, a start-up developing a…


Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:00

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