Elaine Zuckerman is President and Founder of Gender Action, established in 2002, as the only organization dedicated to promoting gender justice and womenís rights in International Financial Institution investments. Previously she worked for two decades in the: (1) World Bank as economist in the gender unit, in the macroeconomics division on ending structural adjustmentís harmful impacts on women, and in the China Department on environment and agriculture projects, and (2) the Inter-American Development Bank as Coordinator of the Social Agenda Policy Group leading policy work on health and education financing, country officer for Haiti and Panama, and regional officer for Amazonia where she led a strategy to (a) end investments in roads, ranching and migration which undermined indigenous peoples and the environment, and (b) invest in social sectors and renewable resources. She Co-Chairs the Board of Promundo that promotes menís roles in caring activities and ending gender-based violence and is on the National Council of Womenís Organizations Board and on the Advisory Councils of the Caring Economy Campaign and Jubilee USA Network that works to cancel low-income countriesí illegitimate debt. She holds political economy degrees from McGill University and the universities of Toronto and Beijing and a Georgetown University MBA.

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