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.

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09/10/2014 by Alex Counts

(L-R): Arcelia Gomez and Alex Counts of Grameen Foundation meet with Fred DeLuca, co-founder and president of Subway Restaurants, at the 2014 Subway Convention.


Note: This article was originally published exclusively by Business Standard (India) in its edition dated August, 21, 2014 and is reprinted here with permission.


In recent announcements, the government of India has unveiled ambitious financial inclusion plans of which the Business Correspondent (BC) model is a key piece. Over the next several weeks, Grameen Foundation India (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation) will post a series of blogs that discuss this model and how to make it work for promoting financial inclusion in India.

08/07/2014 by Alex Counts

Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts participated in a discussion on "lean research" hosted by the Fletcher School at Tufts University and the D-Lab at MIT on August 1. This post, which first appeared on his external blog, captures his closing remarks and his call to "demystify research and present it in


Mobile financial services can help Village Savings and Loan Associations in Uganda manage their members' money more securely

by Joel Muhumuza, Business  Analyst, Grameen Foundation