Head of the Financial Inclusion Unit, Bank of the Republic of Haiti
Yvrose Joseph studied in Haiti and abroad, particularly in Switzerland and in Canada. She has a degree in rural economics and international development. Ms. Joseph worked overseas for 8 years and approximately 15 years in Haiti. She has experience in planning, management and evaluation of development and financial inclusion projects funded by USAID, IDB, European Union, CIDA, etc. She also worked for the public sector for four years. Ms. Joseph joined the Central Bank of Haiti (Banque de la République d’Haïti) in 2017 and is currently the Head of the Financial Inclusion Unit. Her position includes coordinating all activities related to financial inclusion, as defined by the Board of Directors that serves as the Technical Secretariat for the Monitoring and Coordination Committee of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (in French Comité de Suivi et de Coordination de la Stratégie Nationale d’Inclusion Financière – SNIF). She is also responsible for organizing the unit’s work, supervising a multidisciplinary team, facilitating the collaboration between the bank, government stakeholders, private sector and international organizations working in the area of financial inclusion and education in Haiti. She produces technical analyses and other documents to support the ongoing work of the Committee. She keeps watch on financial inclusion to anticipate trends, diversify the unit’s activities and make appropriate recommendations to the Board.