Linda Jones

Linda Jones Ph.D.


Dr. Linda Jones is a globally recognized thought-leader and action-oriented practitioner in women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems and financial sectors. Dr. Jones has held senior management and technical roles at MEDA Canada, the Aga Khan Foundation and the Coady International Institute, and  consulted for many years, contributing to a wide range of bilateral and multilateral programs as well as private sector initiatives in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Dr. Jones is known as a field builder contributing as a leader in industry organizations including the SEEP Network; member of faculty at multiple institutes serving development practitioners (e.g., Boulder Institute); and author/editor of books and book chapters, frameworks and tools, published reports, and peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Jones provides senior management and technical support and supervision to headquarters personnel and field staff in the following areas:

  • Inclusive market systems development
  • Enterprise development and entrepreneurship
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Social service delivery (e.g., disability inclusion)
  • COVID-19 response and recovery

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