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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

Announcing: New and Improved Truelift Indicators Tool

Announcing: New and Improved Truelift Indicators Tool

A new version of Truelift Indicators Tool is now available! We have made significant changes to the Tool’s usability and are excited to share them with you. This newest version of the Indicators Tool includes the Pro-Poor Principles, Essential Practices and Indicators used by Truelift for evaluation and learning. Please note: While we are making the Indicators Tool available … 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

What about Non-Financial Services?

What about Non-Financial Services?

Lively discussion During the Technical Committee (TC) meetings leading up to the final methodology for Truelift Assessment and the Pro-Poor Principles, there was a great deal of discussion about non-financial services and whether or not they are essential to pro-poor microfinance. Initially, the TC explored a full dimension of the methodology dedicated to assessing non-financial services when undergoing … Continue reading

What is the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence?

What is the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence?

With the recent announcement of our name change to Truelift from the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence, many are left wondering, “What is the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence?” We would like to answer this question today, as well as explain how the Seal of Excellence fits into the greater Truelift initiative. The Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence … Continue reading

Findings from the Beta Tests

Findings from the Beta Tests

The Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence recently concluded a beta testing phase with seven microfinance institutions representing a variety of regions, sizes, and legal forms. The following are the high level reflections from the tests, categorized by the linkages with the existing Social Rating tools, Indicators, and Recommendations. Links with Social Ratings: There exists good overlap … Continue reading