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Luc Vaillancourt
Inclusive Finance Specialist , Independent Consultant
Makati, Philippines
Inclusive finance Consultant, specializing mostly in various aspects of SME & microfinance and digital finance. This includes working on capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, digital finance, agri-finance, green finance, Islamic finance, post-disaster needs assessments, and value chain finance. Experience mostly in Asia, Africa & FSU. Multilingual (English, French, Russian & Polish).
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Dr. Vaillancourt has over twenty-five years’ experience in financial sector development work, including eleven years of program management in the field. He has been involved in a broad range of tasks within the sector, including:
- management and monitoring & evaluation of microfinance and SME access to finance programs in several countries;
- Conducting financial and/or integrity due dilgence/appraisals of MSME Financial Institutions;
- using digital finance solutions for government-to-person (G2P) COVID relief payments;
- Conducting financial sector analyses (particularly or micro- and SME [MSME] financial environments) in several countries;
- Conducting monitoring & evaluation of individual projects in three continents, and of ADB's entire SME finance portfolio (2005-15);
- Strengthening enabling environment for access to finance, including establishment of leasing legislation (Madagascar), advising government on moveable collateral registry (Madagascar and Philippines), advising government on Credit Bureau (Philippines), etc.;
- Had credit approval authority for microfinance loans (Georgia);
- Assessing prospects for weather index insurance projects in Philippines and Tajikistan;

Notable achievements include: strengthening the enabling environment for MSME banking in the Philippines; being responsible for a portfolio of over US$ 5 m. SME loans in Georgia, with a PAR>90 of 1%, raising over $6.7 m in grants and soft loans for FINCA’s microfinance programs; leading the design of a US$16m MSME component to a large IDA project in Madagascar; monitoring and evaluating a large number of financial sector projects for IFC, and contributing to improvements in IFC’s M&E approach to such projects. Led the Post-Disaster Needs Assessments for the financial sectors (including insurance) in the Philippines and Thailand.

Holds a PhD in international relations and trade, speaks English, French, Russian & Polish, and has worked on projects in twenty-four different countries spanning six continents.
PhD in International Relations and International Development (between Russia and the EU) from University College London, U. of London (1990 - 1996)

BA (Hons), 2:1 in Soviet and East European Styudies from University of Sussex (1986 - 1990)

Affiliations and Achievements:
- Voluntary work in the Philippines on post-disaster relief, poverty relief, and voluntary (certified) Emergency Medical Technician;
- Member of the Fundraising Committee of the United World College. National Committee of Canada

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Russian, Polish
    Canada , United Kingdom
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