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10/25/2011

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".

10/10/2011

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.

09/07/2011

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

08/31/2011

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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07/24/2011

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

07/20/2011

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

06/28/2011

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

06/23/2011

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.

06/14/2011

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

05/25/2011

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.

05/11/2011

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

 

 

04/25/2011

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.

03/25/2011

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.

03/17/2011

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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