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Leading From the Front

Leading From the Front

In this blog post from Next Billion, Steve Hollingworth, President of Freedom from Hunger, explains how they were involved in developing the Truelift Assessment Tool, and why MFIs should use it. Leading From the Front Advertisements

Truelift welcomes Red Financiera Rural as its first network third-party verifier

Truelift welcomes Red Financiera Rural as its first network third-party verifier

March 11, 2014- Truelift has partnered with Red Financiera Rural (RFR), the microfinance network in Ecuador, to provide key support in Truelift’s efforts to renew the focus on pro-poor microfinance. RFR is widely respected as a pioneer in promoting social performance management, including practitioner use of the PPI and compliance with client protection principles. In the … Continue reading

Notes from a Microfinance Conference – NYC 2013

Notes from a Microfinance Conference – NYC 2013

On April 18, 2013 a panel of distinguished experts, including JD Bergeron, Director of Truelift, met in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie to discuss important questions pertaining to microfinance . What follows is a summary of JD’s responses to these questions. The role and efficacy of microfinance in eradicating poverty 1) What has … Continue reading

Milestone MFIs in Manila: First recipients of Truelift recognition

Milestone MFIs in Manila: First recipients of Truelift recognition

Last Friday in Manila, Philippines, Truelift recognized the first “Milestone MFIs” to have undergone Truelift Assessment at the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s Partnerships against Poverty Summit. These MFIs stated their commitment to pro-poor microfinance practice, and have been recognized by Truelift for the milestones they have reached thus far along the path. The Pro-Poor Principles framework defines four … Continue reading

SPI v4.0: A convening of experts in Paris

SPI v4.0: A convening of experts in Paris

Next week, Truelift Executive Director, JD Bergeron, will be among a team of experts tasked with ongoing development of version 4.0 of the CERISE social audit tool – the SPI or Social Performance Indicators tool. For those of you already familiar with the SPI this new version 4.0, set to launch in early 2014, will … Continue reading

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation supports Truelift

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation supports Truelift

$150,000 grant will fund Truelift’s operations and communications over three years. June 18, 2013 – Truelift, a global initiative to renew focus on the pro-poor objective of microfinance, received a three-year grant totaling $150,000 from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation to support Truelift’s operations and communications capacity as the initiative transitions from the design phase into full implementation of their … Continue reading

Three Challenges from the SPTF Annual Meeting

Three Challenges from the SPTF Annual Meeting

At this year’s annual meeting of the Social Performance Task Force in Panama, participants broke into groups to discuss potential solutions for three critical challenges in implementing social performance management: How can the SPTF Universal Standards be integrated into institutional strategic planning? How can social data inform management decisions? How can expectations for social and … Continue reading

Trickle-down Measurement?

Following the recent release of GIIN and JP Morgan’s 3rd annual report on impact investors, Perspectives on Progress, there has been some buzz about the worldwide growth of impact investments, and the influence these investments have on microfinance sectors globally. And what impact do impact investors have?  Simply due to their explicit goal of having … Continue reading