Joan Hall is the Head of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for Ayani. Joan has worked in financial inclusion for over 25 years in more than 30 countries. She has conducted over 35 evaluations, reviews and assessments, designed and conducted training programs, and provided technical assistance to a multitude of projects. She specializes in Latin America and the Caribbean, and has significant additional expertise in Africa and Asia, particularly Myanmar. She has provided services for a diverse clientele, including IFC/World Bank, governments, multilateral and bilateral donors, the UN, and many international NGOs. She is a member of the American Association of Evaluators.
Her technical areas of expertise include microfinance, SME lending, rural finance, and cooperatives and credit unions. Her skills include monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, financial analysis, training and technical assistance, product development, youth financial services, and environmental microfinance. She works in English, Spanish, and French.