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Karen Moore

Program Manager - Economic Opportunities for Youth, The MasterCard Foundation


Karen Moore manages a portfolio of Youth Learning projects focussing on youth skills, employment, and social and financial education. She has over 15 years experience as an advisor and researcher on a range of development policy issues, including childhood, youth and intergenerational poverty and well-being, education, financial inclusion, social protection, gender, and disability. Karen previously worked with Plan UK as Economic Security Adviser; with the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, based at UNESCO; and with the DFID-funded Chronic Poverty Research Centre, based at the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester in the UK. She holds BA and MSc degrees in development studies from the University of Toronto and the University of Bath, UK.