Grameen Foundation in the News


Kimberly Davies, a program officer on Grameen Foundation's financial services team, shares insights from a meeting of practitioners that explored ways to get products that have been designed for the poor to the market and into the hands of those they are meant to help.


David Edelstein, Grameen Foundation's senior vice president for solutions and regions, discusses how data is being used to improve decision making, increase accountability and help achieve a greater impact at the Guardian's Activate New York 2013 Summit.


David Edelstein, Grameen Foundation's senior vice president for solutions and regions, shares his predictions on key trends that will develop and/or drive ICT for development during 2014.


[Note: The video is in Spanish]

Efecto Naim, a magazine program hosted by Moises Naim on NTN24, explores how Grameen Foundation and others use mobile phones to combat poverty through agriculture.


Sean Krepp discusses the Community Knowledge Worker initiative, which is helping farmers to access vital information that can improve their output and increase their income.


Jason Loughane, Grameen Foundation's capital markets fellow in Kenya, discusses the market for social impact investing in East Africa.


BBC's Fiona Graham highlights Grameen Foundation's work with the Salesforce Foundation to provide new opportunities in Africa. The article also spotlights Juhudi Kilimo and Honey Care Africa, two Grameen Foundation clients that work with rural farmers in Kenya.


Lisa Elénius, Marketing Manager, M-commerce, Ericsson, highlights Grameen Foundation's study of women and mobile phones in India in a piece that explores 5 ways to mobilize women in developing countries

Source: Washington Post

The Washington Post explores the growing importance of microsavings intiatives in supporting the poor, including Grameen Foundation's work in India and the Philippines.


 The New York Times' Opinionator blog explores the challenges and breakthroughs in the mHealth field, including Grameen Foundation's MOTECH initiative, which helps pregnant women and new mothers in Ghana


 Tim Wood, director of Grameen Foundation's MOTECH initiative, discusses the evolution of the program, which works with pregnant women and new mothers in rural Ghana.


Sean Krepp, Country Director for Grameen Foundation's office in Uganda, discusses how our Community Knowledge Workers serve as 'feet in the field' helping poor farmers access specific information and adopt new farming technology.


 Julie Peachey, program manager of Grameen Foundation's microsavings initiative in the Philippines, and Sean DeWitt, director of product, discuss initiatives in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.


Writing in LiveMint, Bill Gates discusses the mobile health program which aims to improve patient care and health outcomes by helping healthcare providers become more efficient, and by making modern medical information easily accessible and relevant to the poor.

It is built on a successful pilot that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.