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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If men are part of the “problem” for women’s access to and use of services—whether intentionally or un-intentionally—then they also have to be part of the solution.

01/19/2017 by Bobbi Gray

Many people consider the book, Men are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, by Dr. John Gray a classic. While it describes how men and women can better understand and relate to each other, it starts from the premise that men and women are simply from different planets. We don’t think or behave alike. We have different expectations for a relationship.

Grace, a widow in Ghana, takes care of 10 children by farming a small plot of land (Photo: Grameen Foundation/Nana Kofi Acquah)

11/18/2016 by Steve Hollingworth and Kathleen Stack

Last Tuesday, we spoke with supporters about plans for our newly combined organization, highlighting strategies to empower poor women and create a world without poverty and hunger. As our two organizations join forces, we were excited to take this opportunity to hear your questions and share our perspectives.  

10/23/2016 by Steve Hollingworth and Kathleen Stack

Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger are proud to announce that we have joined forces to form a single unified organization. 

Under the banner of Grameen Foundation, our mission is to enable the poor, especially women, to create a world without hunger and poverty.  

Farmers like Theresia Wairuba can now receive and repay loans via mobile phones. (Photo: Riccardo Gangale/Grameen Foundation)

09/14/2016 by Juan Guardado and Caitlin Burton

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.

The Progress out of Poverty Index has helped change how the development industry measures progress.

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.