Holly Ritchie's research focuses on institutional change in enterprise and value chain development, gender and links to human security in fragile environments. Her PhD examined institutional transformation and construction in women’s enterprise development in Afghanistan, and the implications for broader economic development (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University 2009-2013 (Cum Laude).
With a passion for pro-poor market development, she also consults for various development agencies (including FAO and Oxfam) and government ministries in Afghanistan/East Africa. She has a background in finance, international development (MA) and enterprise development with experience in Afghanistan (10 years) and Brazil.(www.hollyaritchieconsulting.com) .