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  • Grameen Foundation

    1. MaRS Social Entrepreneurship Summit 2008 Nigel Biggar Grameen Foundation [email_address] www.progressoutofpoverty.org
    2. Today’s Discussion <ul><li>What is </li></ul><ul><li>Microfinance? </li></ul><ul><li>Grameen Foundation? </li></ul><ul><li>Social Performance Management? </li></ul><ul><li>The Progress Out of Poverty Index TM (PPI TM )? </li></ul><ul><li>The PPI used for? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Does This Matter? </li></ul>
    3. Microfinance Is a Proven Poverty-Alleviation Tool
    4. Grameen Foundation is a Leading Microfinance Network <ul><li>Grameen Foundation's mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest , to create a world without poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Based in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA </li></ul><ul><li>56 partners in 25 countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Performance, Technology, Finance, Human Capital </li></ul></ul>
    5. We Must Manage Our Social Performance <ul><li>Endgame : MFIs more effective at poverty alleviation </li></ul><ul><li>Social Performance Management </li></ul><ul><li>Measure poverty levels of MFI clients </li></ul><ul><li>Understand poverty change over time </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust products and services to meet client needs </li></ul>Social Performance Management is the effective translation of social goals into practice
    6. Progress out of Poverty Index TM <ul><li>The PPI is a simple poverty measurement tool </li></ul><ul><li>10 non-financial indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarked to international poverty lines </li></ul><ul><li>Estimates the likely poverty levels of households </li></ul><ul><li>The PPI is based on an approach developed by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. </li></ul><ul><li>CGAP, Grameen and Ford Foundation support the use of the PPI </li></ul>
    7. PPI Fundamentals: Basic use India Client Response Weighted Numeric Value 8 0 Indicators 4 Points
    8. PPI Fundamentals: PPI score 8 0 4 0 6 2 0 5 0 0 25 PPI Score
    9. Poverty Likelihoods PPI score of 25 Poverty Likelihood
    10. Use of PPI data <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is MFI reaching its target population? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolio segmentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different products for different clients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change over time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty movement </li></ul></ul>
    11. Targeting: poverty distribution for entering clients Original (2005) Target (2009) NWTF (Philippines)
    12. Portfolio Segmentation
    13. Targeting and segmentation: three products for three poverty groups
    14. So What? <ul><li>Not Microfinance-Specific </li></ul><ul><li>We measure what we value and value what we measure </li></ul><ul><li>Key issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reaching our intended target group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance of products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change over time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We will never be able to improve outcomes if we’re not strategic about our work </li></ul>
    15. <ul><li>Nigel Biggar </li></ul><ul><li>Grameen Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.progressoutofpoverty.org </li></ul>

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