Grameen Fdn expands our knowledge on poverty measurement

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We are pleased to post an update from Grameen Foundation about the Campaign Commitment that they launched in 2014. Focused on supporting the growth of the use of a very effective poverty measurement tool, the PPI®, their Commitment also underscores the importance of using the data from tools like this in helping to improve the way we support and serve those living in poverty.

You can learn first-hand how such tools can be used, not just to prove that you are reaching the extreme poor, but to improve the services that you offer and the way you interact with the extreme poor. We are organizing a breakout session at the 18th Microcredit Summit called “Innovations in Measuring Social Impact.” Learn more and register today!


>> Authored by Julie Peachey, Grameen Foundation

In early 2014, Grameen Foundation made several commitments, as part of the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s 100 Million Project, towards achievement of the collective goal of helping 100 million families escape poverty. Our commitments focused on demonstrating use of the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) for measuring household-level poverty, because reaching and lifting people out of poverty requires knowing who is actually poor.

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E-Workshop Recap: Open Source Technology and Financial Inclusion

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Oikocredit Commits to Better Measure Progress out of Poverty

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Oikocredit announces their Campaign Commitment! Read more to learn how Oikocredit is helping lift 100 million families out of extreme poverty. EspañolFrançais Continue reading

From Intent to Action: Resources to Pursue Responsible Inclusive Finance

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Dina Pons of Incofin IM, the moderator of the workshop, “Responsible, client-centric practices at every level, and demonstrated commitment to fulfilling its mission,” started the presentation with the following description of Responsible Inclusive Finance:

Every institution along the value chain of “responsible inclusive finance” – whether socially or financially motivated – employs responsible, client-centric practices at every level of its business and demonstrates commitment to fulfilling its mission.

Read the summary of proceedings for this workshop.

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News Round-up for Friday, July 26

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Free solar panels for 2 m of the poorest families in Peru & our report on integrated health and microfinance in the Andes tops the charts Español Français Continue reading

News Round-up

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A report on impact investing, a US women’s clothing brand uses the PPI on their workers, learning from RSBY, and results from a report on NRSP’s microinsurance program.Español Français
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