ANDE PLR Learning Lab In-Person Meeting featuring: The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability

6.14.2018, 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Phil Psilos (left) and Katrin Kuhlmann (right) discuss innovation and stability in the private sector.


The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) invites you to a discussion with Phil Psilos of FHI360 and Katrin Kuhlmann of New Markets Lab (NML) about The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability, a new report developed by FHI360 with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. This event is a presentation of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Policy, Legal, and Regulatory Learning Lab, co-chaired by CIPE and NML.

Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, researched and written by FHI360.

The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability presents 63 examples of policy, program and technology innovations promoting economic stability with an emphasis on the welfare of poor and vulnerable people worldwide. The discussion will explore how access to information and financial services, regulatory quality, and legal rights of individuals all contribute to the context for entrepreneurial business growth and stability-enhancing innovation in the private sector.

The Atlas documents new and exciting innovations that enhance economic stability and help businesses (and individuals) grow and prosper in the face of economic, social, and political volatility.

Download the Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability today.


  • Marc Schleifer, CIPE Director of Development and Partnerships


  • Phil Psilos, FHI 360 Asia Pacific Technical Advisor, Economic Development & Innovation


  • Katrin Kuhlmann, New Markets Lab President and Founder


  • Phil Psilos has been working for more than 20 years at the nexus of economic, entrepreneurial, and workforce development internationally and in the US. Based in Bangkok, he is FHI 360’s Asia-Pacific Technical Advisor for Economic Development and Innovation, Principal Investigator for a global inventory of innovation for economic stability supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, lead writer for a USAID guide to entrepreneurship programming for youth, and a contributor to FHI 360’s global Workforce, Entrepreneurship and Youth teams. Previously he was a member of RTI’s workforce and economic opportunities startup team, and consulted to projects funded by USAID, World Bank, CIDA, FAO, and NZAid, working regionally while based in Cambodia. In the US, he previously served as Director of Economic Development Programs at Regional Technology Strategies, a non-profit research and consulting organization focused on economic and workforce development and innovation in less favored regions in the U.S. and worldwide. He also worked to improve state-level economic development policy related to entrepreneurship, science and technology, international trade, and regional competitiveness and to align economic and workforce development as a Director at the National Governors Association, and advised governments, investors, and public-private partnerships with the Perot Group and Deloitte & Touche. He holds a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, Center for Latin American Studies.
  • Katrin Kuhlmann is the President and Founder of the New Markets Lab, a non-profit organization established to pioneer an inclusive approach to economic legal and regulatory reform in developing markets. She is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Her areas of interest include international trade and development, economic law and regulation, agricultural development, regional trade agreements, and international legal and regulatory reform. She serves as a Senior Advisor at the Corporate Council on Africa, a Senior Fellow with Progressive Economy, and a Fellow with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Law and International Development Society (LIDS) at Harvard and Georgetown Law Schools, and she directs the Trade Innovation Initiative through Harvard LIDS. She is also a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Bretton Woods Committee, the Trade Policy Forum, and the Trade, Finance, and Development Experts Group of the E15 Initiative led by ICTSD and the World Economic Forum. She serves on the boards of the Washington International Trade Association and Malaika Foundation. Kuhlmann was a 2012-13 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School. She was Co-Founder and President of TransFarm Africa, a fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute. She also served as the Director for Eastern Europe and Eurasia at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and practiced international law at Skadden and Dewey Ballantine. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School and Creighton University and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study international economics.
  • Marc Schleifer serves as the Director of Development and Partnerships at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Schleifer heads CIPE’s effort to expand our network of relationships, partners and supporters, diversify our sources of funding, and grow the scope of our programs. He works with a broad range of staff across the organization and with our Board of Directors to position CIPE as the leader in providing impactful private sector solutions to the challenges of economic and democratic development. Schleifer also serves as CIPE’s Regional Director for Europe, Eurasia & South Asia, in which capacity he has led his team in implementing projects with USAID, EBRD, the British High Commission/Islamabad, Deloitte, DAI, and Chemonics in addition to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Schleifer manages field offices in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and oversees staff, consultants, and partners implementing projects across the regions. He closely tracks political and economic developments globally, with expertise and insights informed by networks in business, media, government, academia, and nonprofits. Schleifer holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in international relations and economics, focused on international development, and a BA from Wesleyan University in Russian Language and Literature and the College of Letters. Prior to CIPE, Schleifer worked at the NED, the Moscow office of the Eurasia Foundation, and the Moscow office of the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Follow Marc on Twitter.


About the ANDE Policy, Legal and Regulatory (PLR) Learning Lab: The ANDE PLR Learning Lab covers a broad range of current challenges related to policy, legal, and regulatory issues facing the small and growing business (SGB) community. The PLR Learning Lab supports ANDE members as they work through legal and regulatory challenges across sectors and geographies as well as inform policy advocacy in support of impact investment. It continues the activities of the Legal Working Group through both legal and regulatory tools (such as the Legal Guide for Women Entrepreneurs) and links to legal resources and will build out new opportunities for policy engagement and advocacy.


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