The Truelift Indicators are now available in the SPI4

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CERISE and SPTF have created, with the support of their membership, the SPI4, a universal social performance assessment tool that integrates emerging industry social performance standards. MFIs can use the SPI4 as a self-assessment tool, or with the assistance of someone trained in the SPI. This blog post was originally published by Truelift on July, 29 2015.

The Truelift Indicators Tool has been streamlined and incorporated into the SPI4 as the pro-poor module. The SPI4 is a universal social performance assessment tool that integrates emerging industry social performance standards (Read more about the SPI4).

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Red Financiera Rural (RFR) in Ecuador makes a Campaign Commitment

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Social Performance Reporting – A Bandwagon You Should Be On

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Micol Pistelli, Director of Social Performance at the MIX writes about social performance reporting & some of MIX’s future plans. Español Français Continue reading

Towards Excellence in SPM: Opportunity International’s Strategy & Commitment

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Opportunity shared with us their SPM strategy and their unique Social Performance Dashboard. Learn also about their updates from the Commitment announced in 2013. Español Français 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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Strategic Partnership To Deliver Social Performance Assessments

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What Technology Can (and Can’t) Do for Financial Inclusion

More from the Financial Inclusion 2020 launch: answering questions from webinar participants about technology. The #2013Summit – “Partnerships against Poverty” – will have a track on digital partnerships. October 9-11 in the Philippines. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN — http://partnershipsagainstpoverty.org/

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> Posted by Loretta Michaels, Partner, HMS Wireless Consulting

Financial Inclusion 2020 Blog Series banner imageThe Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020. This blog series spotlights financial inclusion efforts around the globe, shares insights from the FI2020 consultative process, and highlights findings from “Mapping the Invisible Market.

A good webinar yields more questions than there is time to answer, and the Financial Inclusion 2020 launch webinar was a case in point. Participants asked some excellent questions we couldn’t address during the webinar, so we are now following up on some of the questions about technology. For answers, we turned to Loretta Michaels, who facilitates our FI2020 Technology Working Group.

Q: Andrew Pospielovsky (Egypt): Clearly technology will dramatically increase access to financial services, and this process of technological development is self-sustaining even without funder intervention. I believe the real…

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A Time of Reckoning

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Social business must be about making clients’ lives better. That requires that we know what is happening in our clients’ lives and what holds them back and then designing with their input the products and services that allow them to improve their future. Continue reading

Learning from a Heretic

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By Larry Reed, Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign What can we say about a book that exposes a huge vulnerability in the microfinance industry, but does so by exposing only those facts which make its case and excluding those which give … Continue reading