Grameen Foundation in the News


Paul Maritz, chair of Grameen Foundation's board of directors, discusses his work using technology to empower the poor.


Steve Wright, director of Grameen Foundation's Social Performance Management Center, discusses social change and the importance of tools like the Progress out of Poverty Index in ensuring organizations are making a positive difference in people's lives.


 Jennifer Meehan, Grameen Foundation's regional CEO for Asia, discusses how mobile phones are being used to reach poor people.


Debbie Dean, project director of Grameen Foundation's Microsavings Initiative, discusses how mobile phones and other services can provide reliable, convenient options for the poor to save.


Alex Counts discusses his journey from the campus of Cornell University to the villages of Bangladesh and the launch of Grameen Foundation with NPR's "From Scratch".


Olga Morawczynski, a program director with Grameen Foundation's AppLab initiative, discusses how mobile phones are providing an easier way for poor people to send and receive money.


Julia Assad, general manager of Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited, discusses microfinance in the Middle East/North Africa.


Paul Maritz, chair of Grameen Foundation's board of directors, speaks to the Financial Times about the future of computing "in the cloud."

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The piece examines the Africa's mobile phone revolution and the role of Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker program in Uganda.


PC World examines the work of Grameen Foundation's Commmunity Knowledge Worker program which is helping poor farmers in Uganda access much-needed information.


The Huffington Post profiles a new study on farming in Uganda being done with the help of Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Workers initiative.


Grameen Foundation vice president for technology programs, David Edelstein, discussed the value of our Community Knowledge Workers program during the Activate 2011 conference held in London.


 Malaysia's CSR Digest highlights AppLab Indonesia, which was awarded the Innovation Award at the Global Business Telecom Awards on June 7, 2011.


Stanford Social Innovation Review (Summer 2011) discuss Bankers without Borders®, Grameen Foundation's volunteer program. Launched in 2008, it helps microfinance and technology-for-development initiatives better manage their rapid growth and improve their reach, impact and sustainability by using skills-based volunteers around the world.