The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Micro-enterprise programs; research design, organizational development
Jeffrey Ashe is currently the Manager of Community Finance at Oxfam America and oversees the Saving for Change initiative that is operational in Mali, Senegal and Cambodia and has the objective to expanding to 1,000,000 of the world's poorest by 2010.
He was founder of Working Capital, once the largest micro-enterprise program in the US. He served as Director of the PISCES Project, the first worldwide investigation of programs reaching the smallest economic activities of the poor. He was Senior Associate Director at ACCION International, which assisted in the dissemination of peer group lending throughout Latin America. He also designed, assisted and evaluated micro-enterprise programs in 25 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe for the World Bank, the Agency for International Development and many NGO clients. Currently, Professor Ashe has an active consulting practice and also teaches at Columbia University.