Lucia Sanchez is the Director of the Small & Medium Enterprise Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action. She provides strategic leadership to the initiative, coordinates its research network and agenda, and leads the initiative’s efforts on project development, fundraising and policy outreach. Prior to joining IPA, she worked on the design and implementation of SME development policies in Vietnam (at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and Argentina (both at the National Ministry of Industry and at the National Bank of Argentina).
Lucia holds a Masters degree in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Fulbright and Harvard Presidential Fellow. She also holds a graduate degree in Development Economics from FLACSO, and an BA in Sociology from University of Buenos Aires.