In early 2014, Grameen Foundation made several commitments, as part of the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s 100 Million Project, towards achievement of the collective goal of helping 100 million families escape poverty. Our commitments focused on demonstrating use of the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) for measuring household-level poverty, because reaching and lifting people out of poverty requires knowing who is actually poor.
A brief summary of our progress against the three commitments is as follows:
COMMITMENT 1: RELEASE A GLOBAL USE REPORT ON THE PPI
We released the 2014 “Global Use Report” profiling the known users of the PPI at the time with the objective of broadening understanding of the types and locations of organizations utilizing the PPI and the various ways the tool and resulting data has been put to use.