Grameen Foundation is a project partner in the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index program led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.
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In this joint op-ed, Grameen Foundation’s Bobbi Gray and FHI 360’s Ellen Galdava discuss how data-driven agriculture can improve the lives of smallholders farmers.
Prabhat Labh of Grameen Foundation India calls for a paradigm shift in India that moves financial inclusion from "providing financial literacy to building financial and digital finance capability."
Building Resilience in Burkina Faso (BRB) takes a multi-sectoral approach to improving household resilience and food security and features the innovative use of community-based women’s savings groups as a platform for providing an integrated package of agricultural, nutrition, financial services, and women’s empowerment programming to help thousands of savings group members overcome many of the geographic, cultural, social, and economic constraints that hamper their resilience in the face of shocks and disasters.
Grameen Foundation’s digitally powered Community Agent Network (CAN) has equipped and empowered a largely female field force to break through barriers to financial services for the country’s low-income communities
MANILA, April 12, 2018 – In a breakthrough for financial inclusion in the Philippines, Grameen Foundation and its implementing partners Action.able, Inc and FSG Technologies, Inc. has proven that a female led agency force can work to bring financial services to low-income communities, many from from a bank branch.
Catalyzing Financial Inclusion: The Case of Grameen Foundation’s Community Agent Network Program in the Philippines
Offering digital financial services to women and men in low-income and rural areas requires much more than a technology solution. It also involves activities that encourage client adoption, a robust agent network and reliable digital platforms, and a viable business for financial technology providers. This report shares key lessons from Grameen Foundation’s Community Agent Network (CAN) in the Philippines with respect to these areas.
In the Philippines, more than three million coconut smallholder farmers supply a multi-billion dollar export industry. Yet, they are among the poorest households in the country. Grameen Foundation developed FarmerLink, using digital technology and field agents to provide farmers with complimentary resources: agricultural training, connections to high-value markets, support for organic certification, training in financial management, and access to financing.
Research by Grameen Foundation India on human-elephant conflict and attitudes toward conservation reveals main factors shaping people’s attitudes toward elephant conservation. With surveys that span 12 elephant corridors in seven states, the study finds correlations between conservation attitudes and levels of poverty and education, as well as gender. It identifies communication infrastructure that works best for both raising awareness of conservation and mitigating human-elephant conflict.
Grameen Foundation has launched a campaign to provide families in Bénin with the information, services and financing they need to make informed decisions about family planning.
Protecting Savings Groups Reached Through High-Tech Channels: Guidance from the New Client Protection Principles for a Digital Savings Product
Abstract: This case study, utilizing an experience from Freedom from Hunger’s Bridge to Financial Inclusion project based in Burkina Faso, aims to highlight experiences of integrating client protection principles – the minimum standards microfinance clients should expect – into the initial design and roll-out of a digital savings product designed for savings groups.