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Caroline Ashley

Caroline Ashley

Caroline focuses on how innovative economic models can deliver more just and resilient development. She heads the Economic Justice team in Oxfam, which works across agricultural and urban contexts, promoting approaches that prioritise more resilient development, women's economic empowerment, inclusive markets, and tackle root causes of inequality. Caroline has worked on markets, business models and investment approaches that deliver social impact for many years in different roles with challenge funds, impact investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers.

A presentation at Fulchari Union. Credit: Caroline Ashley/Oxfam

A no ‘tick-box’ approach to gender and resilience

Food & livelihoods, Gender, Women's Economic Empowerment 0 Comments

A key question for Oxfam and the development sector is how to address the different challenges faced by people living in poverty in a holistic fashion. However, our partners are often already successfully addressing multiple issues at once as Caroline Ashley saw in Bangladesh. I’ve seen gender treated as a ‘tick-box’ exercise – yes women participated. The same goes for …