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About the authors

  • Ashima Bali

    Ashima Bali is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In order to apply her finance skills toward social development, she completed a two-year master's in public policy from Sciences Po, Paris. Her expertise lies in both traditional corporate finance and non-traditional finance, such as blended and innovative finance for development. She has worked in blended finance with organizations such as OECD and the European Investment Bank.
  • Maja Wisenberger

    Maja Wisenberger works in Devex's Analytics team in Manila, assisting in expanding data content and analyzing global funding trends. She has a master's degree in Public Policy from China and she brings experience from UNOPS, UN Women and the nonprofit sector. Her main areas of interest are poverty alleviation, economic and gender equality, and Chinese philanthropy.