Caroline Bailey is an associate director, gender and youth at ACDI/VOCA and supports technical efforts for projects and new business development focused on gender and social inclusion. She also serves as a subject matter expert on youth development and cooperatives. Since joining ACDI/VOCA in 2016, Caroline has served in several roles, including project coordinator and senior project coordinator supporting Liberia and Bangladesh portfolios, as well as the global Cooperative Development Program. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2016, Caroline managed projects in East and Southern Africa for NCBA CLUSA and was the lead for their youth development technical initiatives. She holds a BA in political science and international studies from West Virginia University and an MA in international development studies from George Washington University. She has working proficiency in Swahili.