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Alex Counts discusses his journey from the campus of Cornell University to the villages of Bangladesh and the launch of Grameen Foundation with NPR's "From Scratch".


Olga Morawczynski, a program director with Grameen Foundation's AppLab initiative, discusses how mobile phones are providing an easier way for poor people to send and receive money.


Julia Assad, general manager of Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited, discusses microfinance in the Middle East/North Africa.


Paul Maritz, chair of Grameen Foundation's board of directors, speaks to the Financial Times about the future of computing "in the cloud."

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The piece examines the Africa's mobile phone revolution and the role of Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker program in Uganda.


PC World examines the work of Grameen Foundation's Commmunity Knowledge Worker program which is helping poor farmers in Uganda access much-needed information.


The Huffington Post profiles a new study on farming in Uganda being done with the help of Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Workers initiative.


Grameen Foundation vice president for technology programs, David Edelstein, discussed the value of our Community Knowledge Workers program during the Activate 2011 conference held in London.


 Malaysia's CSR Digest highlights AppLab Indonesia, which was awarded the Innovation Award at the Global Business Telecom Awards on June 7, 2011.


Stanford Social Innovation Review (Summer 2011) discuss Bankers without Borders®, Grameen Foundation's volunteer program. Launched in 2008, it helps microfinance and technology-for-development initiatives better manage their rapid growth and improve their reach, impact and sustainability by using skills-based volunteers around the world.


Writing in the Huffinton Post, Kate Otto explores Grameen Foundation's communications-based response to some of the maternal health obstacles in Ghana.




A Bangladeshi government probe of Grameen Bank and Prof. Yunus, which began when a Norwegian documentary lodged several allegations about financial irregularities, has now cleared both of wrongdoing.


In his most recent commentary on the dispute over Grameen Bank , David Bornstein discussed questions that have been raised about microfinance's effectiveness. Writing in the New York Times' Opinionator Blog, he cited several studies, including "Measuring the Impact of Microfinance: Taking Another Look", written by Professor Kathleen Odell as part of the Grameen Foundation white paper series.


Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts discussed the early years of his microfinance career and his views on the industry's future.


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