Food insecurity remains a significant problem in India, especially among women and children. This paper by Freedom from Hunger (now a part of Grameen Foundation) measures food security and describe associated factors in rural Rajasthan, India. The findings suggest that actions for improving food security may include facilitating saving for food needs, improving decision-making power among women, and increasing ties to organizations that cater to child development needs.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Between 2008 and 2013, Grameen Foundation helped CARD Bank to open 480,000 new savings accounts through its microsavings initiative. In this article, Julie Peachey, director of Grameen Foundation's social peformance management team, discusses the findings of a study designed to improve savings habits of these new clients through behavioral science. The study was conducted by ideas42.
February 27, 2015
Alex Counts will be speaking today at noon at a forum on "Financial Services for the Poor: Lessons and Implications of the Latest Research on Credit" hosted by the World Bank. You can follow the discussions live at http://live.worldbank.org/financial-services-for-the-poor. Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @GrameenFdn
Grameen Foundation Announces Launch of New Certification Program for Poverty Measurement Using Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®)
Washington, D.C., June 4, 2014 - Grameen Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new certification program for organizations and businesses that serve or work with poor communities.
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®).
This report—based on a representative state-wide study of microfinance in Karnataka, India—demonstrates that it is possible and necessary for the microfinance sector to measure and understand itself through a strongly and consistently pro-poor lens and make decisions based on this.
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 groundbreaking report analyzes PPI data from 10 microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the Philippines to illustrate how MFIs and other pro-poor organizations can use poverty measurement data to evaluate their social performance.
This case study outlines how Marie Stopes International (MSI), a global family planning organisation, uses the PPI to assess the poverty status of its clients. As MSI is the first known healthcare service delivery organisation using the PPI, GF sees MSI as a model in highlighting the successes, challenges and opportunities associated with PPI use within healthcare organisations.
This case study illustrates how PRISMA Microfinance, an MFI in Peru, has collected three years of PPI data to reach and serve its target clientele. It also discusses the challenges and opportunities that the institution is facing and how it plans to address them.