More than half a billion Africans are smallholder farmers, and many need financing to invest and grow their farms. However, less than 3% of credit goes to Africa’s agriculture sector; the unmet need for finance is estimated at $450 billion across the continent.
Grameen Foundation Insights
The global movement to end poverty and hunger depends on the constant exchange of experience and ideas. That’s why we are eager to share our experiences with people like you.
Our Insights blog shares lessons learned from leaders in the field; examines efforts to bring resources and services to poor communities; and reviews how poverty-focused organizations are using data for greater impact.
09/07/2016 by Julie Peachey, Director, Progress out of Poverty Index®, Innovations for Poverty Action
Now 193 nations have agreed to the Sustainable Development Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. But to end poverty, you first have to be able to measure it.
08/29/2016 by Jessica Murcia, Regional Officer, Latin America
When Grameen Foundation began working in Colombia in 2011, the country was still recovering from decades of internal armed conflict and drug violence. Farmers were starting to return to their abandoned homes, and agriculture emerged as a potential driver of change.
06/21/2016 by Steve Hollingworth
Grameen Foundation received the #12 ranking of 500 of the world’s leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Geneva-based NGO Advisor has published its rankings since 2012, providing the only global ranking of development nonprofits. Both this year and last, Grameen Foundation rated in the top 20 organizations.
06/09/2016 by Karolina Walęcik
Take the total amount of international financial assistance that goes from developed to developing countries in a year. Multiply by three. This is how much international migrants remit to their home countries annually. As big as this number sounds, the total amount of money remitted is believed to be much higher due to the use of unrecorded informal financial transactions.