Marie Mintalucci

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Senior Microfinance Program Officer
United States

Marie Mintalucci joined THP in 2009 as Senior Microfinance Program Officer. She holds a Master of International Affairs in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.

Ms. Mintalucci has extensive hands-on experience in microfinance and microenterprise development gained during her tenure at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where she managed food security projects that included agriculture, education, health and microfinance components, across nine West African countries. Ms. Mintalucci also gained valuable experience working on short-term projects at Trickle Up and Women's World Banking.

Blog Posts

10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

April 16, 2013
The United Nations World Food Programme recently released a report called “Africa: 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.” This article provides the latest outlook of hunger and how it plays into a larger developmental context of Africa and its progress towards food security. 


Financial Access Taken for Granted, No Less Crucial

July 16, 2012
In a recent article, Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO of CGAP, reminds us why financial access is so important: "Imagine life without access to formal financial services: without a deposit account, a college savings plan, or home mortgage, most of us would be unable to realize simple dreams and aspirations for our families, and simple planning would become a complex affair." THP Senior Microfinance Program Officer explores why these life-improving financial tools are out of reach for over two-thirds of the adult population in the world.


The Great Microfinance Debate

February 22, 2012
In a recent article on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, Claire Provost weighs in on the international development microfinance debate. She reviews a new book on the topic and comes out with questions. Our Senior Microfinance Program Officer here at The Hunger Project responds. 


Microcredit: Meeting its Goals?

December 8, 2011
The recently released Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012 indicates development efforts will be unable to ensure that 100 million families rise above the US$1.25 a day threshold by 2015. Their main reasons for this "humbling realization": the challenge of measuring poverty and the profound transformation that is required for someone to graduate out of poverty.