Voices from the Field: Essma Ben Hamida

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Pathways: financial inclusion to end extreme poverty | Find out what we heard from the industry in this year’s Listening Tour

In preparation for our 18th Microcredit Summit, the Campaign conducted a Listening Tour from December 2014 through February 2015. The Listening Tour served two purposes. First, it was our hope to find out how our audience (you) felt about on the World Bank’s goal of eradicating poverty by 2030, and equally important, we wished to consult you in identifying the topics that were at the top of everyone’s mind.

Q: What do you think will be needed to achieve the goal of global financial inclusion by 2020 and how can this contribute to the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030?

I’m not very optimistic, given the current situation. Banks and MFIs are having a crisis of liquidity especially during this last financial crisis. There is a lot of money in the MENA region, but our outreach numbers are low compared to other regions. Also, with just 1% of the population projected to own 50% of global wealth by end-2015[1], it is hard to see how the poorest can hope for financial inclusion…

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How families are creating step-by-step plans for poverty elimination

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Fundación Paraguaya, the Poverty Stoplight, and a Campaign Commitment EspañolFrançais Continue reading

Join us for an E-Workshop on Open Source Technology and Financial Inclusion

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The E-workshop will include a demo of the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) in the Mifox X platform and will include presenters from the community who have adopted Mifos X 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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Highlights from the SMDP Webinar on Vulnerability & Register for May Webinar

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In collaboration with the Carsey Institute’s Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program, the Microcredit Summit Campaign held a webinar to discuss its new report Vulnerability: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013. A total of 88 people joined the … Continue reading