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Development economist to speak, Feb. 7

Development economist Katharine McKee will deliver a talk titled "Business and Finance at the 'Bottom of the Pyramid': New Approaches in Pro-Poor Development" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

McKee is director of the Office of Microenterprise Development at the U.S. Agency for International Development. The office provides technical leadership for $200 million in annual programs to improve financial and business development services and generate economic growth in developing countries.

McKee previously was a senior manager with Self-Help in North Carolina, a nonprofit community development financial institution, and established development programs in Africa for the Ford Foundation.

McKee earned an MPA in 1978 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the lecture with the Office of Graduate Career Services.

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