Africa: Microfinance Stakeholders to Enhance Poverty Assessment in Sub-Saharan Africa

source: allAfrica
Vanguard (Lagos)
Amaka Agwuegbo
22 February 2010

The Grameen Foundation has announced an innovative, two-year initiative that is designed to help African microfinance institutions (MFIs) better target poor clients and track how they are moving out of poverty.

The initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, is being facilitated by the PPI Users Collaborative in Africa (PUCA), a new, multi-stakeholder group that unites five charter partners – Oikocredit, Catholic Relief Services, Terrafina Microfinance, Planet Rating and Grameen Foundation – with the national microfinance networks APIM/Mali and APSFD Senegal.

The Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) is a globally recognized poverty assessment tool that enables MFIs to understand their [continue reading]


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