Poverty Measurement – 3 April 2013 (PovCoP)

The Microcredit Summit Campaign:

Learn more about poverty measurement from the Seal of Excellence Poverty-focused Community of Practice (PovCoP). Resources in English, French, and Spanish.

Originally posted on Truelift:

Missed our meeting this month?

Watch the video below, featuring presentations on the following Poverty Measurement tools:

  • Participatory Wealth Ranking (PWR)
  • Food Security Survey
  • Poverty Assessment Tool – USAID (PAT)
  • Progress out of Poverty Index – Grameen Foundation (PPI)

ENGLISH
Poverty Measurement Resources

ESPAÑOL
Resumen del 03 de abril 2013 en español
Para la Medición de Pobreza – Recursos

FRANÇAIS
Mesure de la Pauvreté – Les ressources

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2 thoughts on “Poverty Measurement – 3 April 2013 (PovCoP)

  1. As a Cambridge MA in statistics, I wish we could get back to an idea microcreditsummit used to endorse that methods directly used by founders of grameen or brac in bangladesh or jamii bora in kenya would have their own legend- rather like the red michelin restaurant guide used to have a special rating for extremely affordable . This wish is made urgent by those helping yunus with his wish to see the first global free online university be best for youth in every way that he hast stood for. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ome28Obiy4I

    • How To Truly Celebrate Yunus Congress Gold
      In Paris Convergences 2012, we learnt from Sam D-H and others how at least 10 “standards” had failed to share the detailed knowhow that Bangladeshi microcredit systems like Grameen and BRAC were designed around as other way round system designs. May I suggest that a standard that thinks of microcredit as only about banking has zero chance of replicating yunus knowhow.

      MICROBANK*MICROEDUCATION*MICROFRANCHISE
      One of the biographers of Steve Jobs, identified his genius as merging 6 markets that had previously treated their social impacts as separate. The origins of Bangladeshi microcredit show at least 3 markets that it converges as core to regenerating community:
      -education (including health and literacy)
      -marketing channels owned by poorest in community
      -banking

      In neither case was banking started before education and bottom-up value chain processes were designed in.

      This matters in key ways:
      there is zero possibility of a bank being for the poor if it is not responsible for job learning and health sustaining impacts
      the criticism that microcredit can only world for entrepreneurial (risk-savvy) people isn’t valid if the bank has ensured that anyone who works hard will have a channel (and in BRAC’s case microfranchises) for getting a fair price for hard work

      CONVERGING OPEN TECH MARKETS TOO
      Mathematicians worth the time of day like to see systems built on foundations not top-down rules. You cant help Yunus make any of his next dreams become possible if you don’t see grameen as about education and channel mediation as well as banking. Conversely if you do value the order in which Yunus built the house of Grameen you can now help him with his greatest change world project of all – the free university announced 2 weeks ago at the 10th skoll world championships. Search MOOCYUNUS if you would like to join in mapping how the free university can share end poverty solutions with millions of online youth- and so help save the internet as smartest medium ever designed unlike the tv spot which spun as the greatest trap to sustaining bottom up communities

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