Kathryn Imboden works as a Policy Advisory Consultant for CGAP, and for bilateral and multilateral development agencies. She currently contributes to CGAP’s work on the incorporation of consideration of financial inclusion in the work of the global financial sector standard-setting bodies, within CGAP’s role as lead Implementing Partner on the workstream of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) focused on the standard setters. She served as project manager for the preparation of Global Standard Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion for the Poor (2011) and the 2016 second edition, Global Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion – The Evolving Landscape.
Outside CGAP, she is a Board Member and Investment Committee Member of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) and a Board Member of the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan.
During a long tenure overseeing macroeconomics and financial sector work at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), she chaired the Executive Committee of CGAP, from 1999 to 2001. Kathryn holds a B.A. in economics from Mount Holyoke College, USA, and a Diploma from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris.