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Lighting the Lives of the Rural Poor

Bringing light to Haiti, one solar lamp at a time
CBS Evening News

Interview with Niki Armacost of Arc Finance and Dominique Policard of Sogexpress about Arc Finance's Remittances Project in Haiti
NBC Miami & Tropik TV

Where innovation pays off: Helping low-income Haitians access environmentally-friendly energy products
November 2012 FOMIN

Stima Systems' Group Microleasing Model - Promoting Payment and Reducing Risk at the Group Level
July 2012 Arc Finance Case Study

Arc Finance Podcast: Fiza Farhan, CEO, The Buksh Foundation
July 2012 Arc Finance Podcast

Using Energy Products and Other Initiatives to Spur Growth at a Philippine MFI
August 2012 Arc Finance Blog

How Women Are Powering Energy Access in Uganda
June 2012 Arc Finance Blog

Financing Sustainable Enery: An Optimistic View From Niki Armacost
July 11, 2012 Ashden Blog

Climate Scope 2012 Report featuring Arc's Haiti Remittances Project
July 2012 Inter-American Development Bank Report

Can The Microfinance Sector Help Deliver Clean Energy?
May 14, 2012 CGAP Blog

Managing Director and Co-Founder Nicola Armacost on Microfinance
Link TV: Television Without Borders

Elizabeth Lynch
Elizabeth Lynch, Monitoring, Evaluation and Gender Specialist

Elizabeth Lynch

Elizabeth Lynch is Arc's Monitoring, Evaluation and Gender Specialist, bringing to the Arc team over 13 years of experience in the microfinance industry. She is responsible for leading Arc's Monitoring and Evaluation strategy, and integrating a gender analysis into the M&E framework.

Prior to joining Arc, Elizabeth spent 12 years at Women's World Banking, most recently as the Director for the Center for Microfinance Leadership. In this role, she developed and executed the strategic vision for Women’s World Banking global work in leadership development and organizational gender diversity for financial inclusion. Her previous work included extensive customer research to inform financial products designed for low-income women, peer learning and knowledge sharing.

Elizabeth authored Women's World Banking's 2011 publication “What If It Had Been Lehman Brothers and Sisters: The importance of building gender diverse microfinance institutions” and developed the Organizational Gender Assessment methodology, the first of its kind in the microfinance sector.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern European and East Asian History from Haverford College, and a Master's of International Affairs from Columbia University. Elizabeth speaks English, French and Spanish.