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Grameen Foundation Receives Moody’s Foundation Grant To Support Measurement of Global Poverty Efforts
Grameen Foundation today announced that it has received a grant from The Moody’s Foundation to enable poverty data to be used more effectively by social sector organizations to measure, track and report on their clients’ poverty levels using the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®).
Grameen Foundation's CIO, Khuloud Odeh, will be speaking at the European Lean IT Summit in Paris, France.
Steve Wright, VP of Poverty Insights will represent Grameen Foundation at the US Chamber of Commerce's annual conference. This year's event will focus on "The Network Effect How Business Drives Progress." Steve will discuss the ways Grameen Foundatin's TaroWorks product was developed using Lean Start-up Principles and how the tool can help business measure their social impact.
This case study describes the role of Grameen Foundation in developing training programs for Oikocredit partner MFIs in the Philippines and Peru.
In this study, Grameen Foundation reviews microfinance institutions' (MFIs) experiences with mobile financial services and assesses the challenges and opportunities faced during implementation.
Most economic development programs that aim to reach the poorest households have not been designed using a sustainable business approach. Instead, these programs have been developed as grants and charity-driven projects. While there is a role for grant-driven programs, organizations can also make sustainable business decisions to extend outreach to poorer populations in the medium to long term.
For over 30 years, microfinance institutions (MFIs) have been successfully serving some of the poor and poorest people around the world, primarily with credit products. Generally however, MFIs grapple to successfully add savings services to their portfolio of financial products.
The capability of their staff is perhaps the single most important resource microfinance institutions (MFIs) have for meeting the challenges of reaching more people, while navigating financial, regulatory, political, competition and other issues.
Grameen Foundation’s holistic approach to microsavings provides the framework and tools to develop and offer convenient, accessible, and secure poverty-focused savings programs while building sound financial, organizational, and operational practices that help transform microfinance institutions (MFIs) from credit-led to demand-driven institutions.