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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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09/30/2015 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

07/30/2015 by Alex Counts

In the mid-1990s, when I was winding up my decade of off-and-on living in Bangladesh, Professor Muhammad Yunus had his second big idea.  I immediately knew it would have a big impact on the Grameen Foundation that I was then preparing to launch back in the United States.

06/19/2015 by Alex Counts

Especially since the Global Findex report made headlines around the world with its finding that the number of financially excluded dropped from 2.5 billion to 2 billion during the period 2011-2014, I have been increasingly uneasy with equating account access as financial inclusion, and especially as equivalent to the essential concept of full financial inclusion as defined by CFI.

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