Richard Rosenberg has recently retired as a senior advisor on policy issues and research at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a World-Bank-housed consortium of international donor agencies supporting microfinance. Richard has been with CGAP since its founding in 1995. His current areas of focus include interest rate issues, over-indebtedness, and regulation of microfinance. His 29 publications in the field include recent analysis of over-indebtedness issues, policy studies on regulation and supervision of microfinance, manuals on appraisal and audit of microfinance institutions, and guides to financial indicators and reporting standards.
His experience with microfinance spans 20 years and two dozen countries. Before joining CGAP, Rosenberg was deputy director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Economic Growth and spent nine years in Latin America, managing investment promotion, privatization, pension reform, and development finance activities. He has taught in the Boulder program since its inception. He holds a law degree from Harvard University.