Brigit Helms


DAI’s Brigit Helms has nearly 30 years of experience pioneering innovative approaches to financial inclusion and seeking enterprise- and market-based solutions to poverty. She has lived and worked in more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latest Articles

Opinion: Here's how to build a competitive US Development Finance Corporation
12 Oct 2018

The United States has an opportunity to position itself as a champion of development finance — and unlock the trillions needed to achieve our development goals.

Opinion: Four things to get right about US blended finance
27 Apr 2018

A new United States development finance institution and the pivot toward “blended finance” rest on the belief that the US should have a range of modern tools available to support private sector-led economic growth and development — especially given China’s ballooning investment in developing markets.

Opinion: Can blended finance close the generational gap of aid workers?
10 Nov 2017

This year's SOCAP and World Bank annual meetings highlighted the different approaches millennials and baby boomers are taking to international development. Could blended finance be the common ground?