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Caroline Ashley

Head, Economic Justice

Office Location: Oxford, UK

Caroline focuses on how innovative economic models can deliver more just and resilient development. She heads the Economic Justice team in Oxfam GB, which works across agricultural and urban contexts, promoting approaches that prioritise more resilient development, women's economic empowerment, inclusive markets, and tackle root causes of inequality.

Caroline has worked on inclusive markets, business models and investment approaches that deliver social impact for many years in different roles with challenge funds, impact investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers. Over three decades in development she has pioneered new approaches to transforming markets, addressing multi-stakeholder partnerships, sustainable livelihoods, pro-poor tourism, pro-poor value chain analysis, and sustainable equitable resource use. She was previously Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, a Resource Economist in the Namibian Government, owner of her own company, worked in the UK Parliament and US Congress, has lived and worked in several countries in Africa and Asia, and has done consultancy work for a host of bilateral and multilateral organisations and INGOs. She is Editorial Adviser to The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, and advisor or board member for a number of international programmes.

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