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.
Monitoring and Evaluation
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.
Since 2008, Fonkoze has been using PPI and food security data to monitor and evaluate the progress of clients participating in its targeted programs for hurricane relief. Fonkoze is now also using it for earthquake recovery efforts.
This case study shows how PT Ruma, the first technology-for-development initiative to use the PPI, applied its findings to guide twin goals to reach more poor women with its mobile phone business microfranchises and to affirm its social accountability to shareholders.
The case study explores how Grameen Koota, a leading socially-focused microfinance institution in India, is using the PPI to measure and track its clients’ movement out of poverty.
In 2009, the Grameen Foundation selected CARD Bank, a Philippine microfinance institution (MFI) with over 580,000 clients, to participate in its Microsavings Initiative. This case study describes how CARD Bank has used the PPI to identify opportunities for product cross-selling.
This case study describes the role of Grameen Foundation in developing training programs for Oikocredit partner MFIs in the Philippines and Peru.