Grameen Foundation in the News


The Huffington Post profiles a new study on farming in Uganda being done with the help of Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Workers initiative.


Grameen Foundation vice president for technology programs, David Edelstein, discussed the value of our Community Knowledge Workers program during the Activate 2011 conference held in London.


 Malaysia's CSR Digest highlights AppLab Indonesia, which was awarded the Innovation Award at the Global Business Telecom Awards on June 7, 2011.


Stanford Social Innovation Review (Summer 2011) discuss Bankers without Borders®, Grameen Foundation's volunteer program. Launched in 2008, it helps microfinance and technology-for-development initiatives better manage their rapid growth and improve their reach, impact and sustainability by using skills-based volunteers around the world.


Writing in the Huffinton Post, Kate Otto explores Grameen Foundation's communications-based response to some of the maternal health obstacles in Ghana.




A Bangladeshi government probe of Grameen Bank and Prof. Yunus, which began when a Norwegian documentary lodged several allegations about financial irregularities, has now cleared both of wrongdoing.


In his most recent commentary on the dispute over Grameen Bank , David Bornstein discussed questions that have been raised about microfinance's effectiveness. Writing in the New York Times' Opinionator Blog, he cited several studies, including "Measuring the Impact of Microfinance: Taking Another Look", written by Professor Kathleen Odell as part of the Grameen Foundation white paper series.


Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts discussed the early years of his microfinance career and his views on the industry's future.


Alex Counts, president of Grameen Foundation, joined David Roodman of the Center for Global Development to discuss the ongoing battle for control of Grameen Bank with WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi.


David Edelstein, vice president of Grameen Foundation's technology programs and director of the Grameen Foundation Technology Center, discusses how technology is being harnessed to provide vital information to poor people and strengthen the work of microfinance institutions.


Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts advocates for more transparency about poverty reduction to enable microfinance institutions to better demonstrate their value.


In discussing the Reserve Bank of India's call for banks to continue investing in MFIs in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Reuters highlights a new initiative by Grameen Foundation, Grameen-Uameel and Grameen Capital India.


Alex Counts, Grameen Foundation president, discusses recent attacks against microfinance in Bangladesh.

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Jennifer Meehan, Grameen Foundation Asia CEO, speaks to the Financial Times about the need for microfinance to be financially sustainable while staying true to its social mission.

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