Valdete Berisha manages the FinDev Gateway. Valdete joined CGAP in 2016 and is responsible for the overall management of FinDev Gateway and its four regional knowledge platforms in French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Valdete has over thirteen years of international development experience focused on research and communications in global trade policy, agriculture, and financial inclusion. Before the Gateway, Valdete worked at World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice, from 2012-2016, as well as the Global Trade Group at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 2005 to 2012. At IFPRI she conducted research on trade policy and worked with the team that established AGRODEP, an economic modeling consortium for African researchers. Valdete holds a BA degree in International Relations and an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University's School of Public Policy.