Empowering women through the Gender Performance Indicators

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The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes Women’s World Banking as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of poverty. Their Commitment will ensure that their member microfinance institutions are practicing gender-inclusive policies to facilitate low-income women’s economic empowerment. Read the full Press Release.  

WWB_Horizontal_RGBWomen’s World Banking works to improve the lives of low-income women by providing credit, savings, and insurance products to their clients.  Women’s World Banking works with microfinance institutions around the world to design services specifically geared towards women.  The Microcredit Summit Campaign is proud to announce its newest Commitment: Women’s World Banking to roll out their new Gender Performance Indicators to all of its network members by the end of 2015.

“Women’s World Banking is proud to join the Microcredit Summit Campaign. For more than 30 years, we have worked to ensure that low-income women have access to the financial services they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.  With our network’s adoption of Gender Performance Indicators, we will further enhance our commitment to serving women well, both as clients and as leaders,” said President and CEO, Marry Ellen Iskenderian.


Gender Performance Indicators:   

The Gender Performance Indicators (GPI) are practical measurement tools that financial institutions can use to track and improve gender performance.  Launched in 2011, the GPIs allow the microfinance industry to track and improve its gender performance in three areas:

  • a women client-centric focus
  • a women-friendly institutional focus for women employees and women leaders
  • the outcomes experienced by women

Women’s World Banking Campaign Commitment:

  • Women’s World Banking is committed to integrating the Gender Performance Indicators into its annual networking reporting, achieving 100% of network members by reporting on the GPI framework by the end of 2015
  • Women’s World Banking commits together with the Microcredit Summit Campaign to hold a series of 2 learning events during 2014 to share with practitioners and other industry stakeholders the value of using the GPI, especially the 5 Select Indicators, to help strengthen financial inclusion of low-income women and ensure we are serving these women well.

Women’s World Banking plans to have all of its network members reporting on the GPI by the end of 2015. By ensuring that the microfinance industry is effectively carrying out its dedication to serving women, Women’s World Banking is making a unique contribution in the effort towards achieving full financial inclusion by ensuring financial institutions are practicing gender-inclusive policies to facilitate low-income women’s economic empowerment.


Join Women’s World Banking and State your Campaign Commitment

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