The Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence

The Seal of Excellence is featured in ‘Vulnerability: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013’. Available in English, French, and Spanish.

The State of the Campaign Report


The CGAP-Ford Graduation Program commissioned research using randomized control trials on these eight graduation programs:

  1. Bandhan in India
  2. SKS in India
  3. Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund in Pakistan
  4. Plan International and Organización de Desarollo Empresarial Feminino Social in Honduras
  5. Plan International and Asociación Arariwa in Peru
  6. Relief Society of Tigray (REST) in Ethiopia
  7. Social Welfare Fund and Social Fund for Development in Yemen
  8. Presbyterian Agricultural Services and Innovations for Poverty Action in Ghana

The tests showed positive results in four of the five studies, with significant increases in food security, income, assets, mental health, and hope. “These are very, very good results,” said Esther Duflo, director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I don’t think you could have expected anything much better.” [1]

The Microcredit Summit Campaign has joined with the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence initiative to help promote industry-wide learning…

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