Giulia Zaratti

, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
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Giulia has extensive experience in financial inclusion, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality and sustainable development, acquired by working for various UN agencies, international organizations, governments and management consulting companies, such as the UN Capital Development Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the European Union and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Giulia is currently Financial Inclusion and Gender Consultant for the UNCDF Inclusive Digital Economy Practice. From January 2016 to June 2020 Giulia has served as the Financial Inclusion and Gender Specialist for UNCDF in Myanmar. She facilitated the design and implementation of financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment programmes, including: assisting financial service providers in how to better serve the women markets and enhance women’s participation within their workforce; and providing technical assistance to government officials and relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women. In Myanmar, Giulia also conducted research, key informative interviews and surveys to assess the status of women’s financial inclusion and facilitated women and girls-targeted focus groups to map the barriers that rural women and girls are facing while accessing financial services. Prior to moving to South East Asia, she worked for various UN bodies and international organizations in New York, where was involved in high profile negotiations for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Financing for Development Agenda. Giulia is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient and is currently a student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Harvard Kennedy School.