Grameen Foundation in the News


Alex Counts discusses the findings of six new studies on microcredit and the broad range of financial services already being provided by microfinance institutions, beyond microloans. 


Cisco's senior vice president for corporate affairs, Tae Yoo, says that we need to increase the availability and penetration of broadband services and develop more innovative mobile-based tools to bring about transformative change in developing countries. He points to Grameen Foundation's work in Uganda and the Philippines as examples of how partnerships can develop mobile tools.


CEO of NetHope, Lauren Woodman, calls on non-governmental organizations to focus more on creating environments in which technology for development can thrive. She points to Grameen Foundation's work in Uganda as an example


This article discusses the importance of community engagement in ensuring people participate in the Ebola vaccine trials.


In a guest blog, Debbie Dean, Grameen Foundation's director of financial services, discusses three ways to boost the use of mobile money among Nigerians.


The article cites Grameen Foundation's work to encourage participation in the Ebola vaccine trials via mobile phone.


Sharada Ramanathan, Grameen Foundation's senior program lead in Asia, discusses how we used human-centered design to create a new financial product for Grameen Financial Services Private, Ltd., a microfinance organization in India. 


The article highlights Grameen Foundation's work with Qualcomm's Wireless Reach to incubate and develop, Ruma, an Indonesian social enterprise that provides mobile-based businesses for the poor.


This article on the 10th anniversary of High Water Women, a nonprofit that provides volunteer opportunities for women in the financial services, highlights the group's work with Grameen Foundation's Bankers without Borders volunteer initiative.


The article explores the growing number of socially-focused start-ups in Nairobi and highlights Grameen Foundation as a key impact investor for social enterprises.


In this op-ed, Anu Madgavkar and Saikiran Krishnamurthy of McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey and Co, respectively, cite Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker initiative in Uganda as an example of using technology to transform agriculture.


The article highlights a presentation by Qualcomm's William Bold in which he discusses Grameen Foundation's collaboration with Qualcomm on mobile technology in Indonesia. He was speaking at a panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.


This article on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Asian Tsunami highlights Grameen Foundation's work in bringing microfinance to Aceh province, the hardest-hit area, as part of the recovery.


In this op-ed, Noshir Kaka and Anu Madgavkar of McKinsey India and McKinsey Global Institute, respectively, cite Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker initiative in Uganda as an example for using technology to empower workers in India.


Debbie Dean, Grameen Foundation's director of financial services, discusses findings on users' experiences with the growing mobile financial services market in Nigeria and offers recommendations.