Carolyn Florey is an Operations Officer in the World Bank Group’s Innovation Labs where she works on the Development Marketplace. Carolyn focuses on surfacing and scaling social enterprises that provide essential services to the poor in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. Additionally she works on the Innovation Labs’ geo-data strategy that focuses on the use of data visualization and mapping for data-driven decision-making and analysis.
Prior to joining the Innovation Labs, Carolyn worked at World Bank Group’s infoDev, where she focused on the mobile innovation ecosystem in West Africa and women’s entrepreneurship. Carolyn worked as a Private Sector Partnerships Specialist at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), focusing on mobile technology and maternal health partnerships such as the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) and mPowering Frontline Health Workers. She has worked in the information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) space across sectors including mHealth, mobile money, women’s access to technology and eAgriculture. Carolyn has also been a Fulbright grantee in Jeonju, South Korea and a William J. Clinton Service Fellow in Delhi, India through the American India Foundation. Currently, she is a 2014 fellow with the New Leaders Council, a non-profit organization that identifies, trains, and promotes young progressive entrepreneurs. She has an MA in International Development and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA from Tufts University.