September 15, 2011 - Grameen Foundation India today announced that Indian microfinance institution (MFI) Grameen Koota, division of Grameen Financial Services Private Limited (GFSPL), is the first fully certified user of the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) in that country.
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Alliance Program Will Tap Highly-Skilled Professionals to Help Poverty-Focused Organizations Expand their Reach and Impact
April 19, 2010 - High interest rates have always been a contentious issue in the microfinance industry, with some calling for government-imposed caps. In the April 2010 issue of the CQ Global Researcher, Alex Counts, president of Grameen Foundation, argues against capping rates and urges governments to instead work with microlenders to accelerate the current market-based process.
“Reprinted with permission from CQ Press”
First privately placed note for poverty-focused microfinance institution in Southeast and East Asia
Grameen Foundation Receives Funding from eBay Foundation and Qualcomm for Mobile Microfranchise Program in Indonesia
September 20, 2011 - Grameen Foundation today announced Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless Reach initiative™, will match the funding it received in the Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works contest, co-hosted by the eBay Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers.
Cloud computing offers new advantages to reach more of the world’s poor through scaling and increasing transparency of microfinance institutions
April 23, 2010 - Christine Roberts, Grameen Foundation's staff attorney, shares a different side of microfinance, with the South Asia Bar Association.
Guest blog on CGAP Technology Blog
Business Professionals Volunteer to Help Microfinance Institutions Improve Reach and Impact
Statement by Alex Counts, Grameen Foundation President and CEO, about the Microfinance Sector in India
November 19, 2010 - Recent reporting about the activities of for-profit microfinance institutions (MFIs) in India, specifically in the state of Andhra Pradesh, has raised important questions about whether microfinance is delivering on its promise to empower poor people. We take the concerns raised extremely seriously and are following developments on a day-to-day basis through our India-based team.