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Featured Commitments

These Campaign Commitments come from dynamic and leading institutions and organizations from around the world who have declared here the ways they are committed to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty and to thereby make a major step forward in ending poverty by 2030.

They are an inspiration to others in the global movement to end poverty and we hope you will find here inspiration for stating your own Campaign Commitment to help reach the 100 million goal and end extreme poverty by 2030.

The possibilities for partnering are limitless and the work to be done takes shape in innumerable ways. It will take us all working together in specific ways, measuring our progress, and binding ourselves to real timelines for our actions. 

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The Mifos Initiative commits to the following by the end of 2015:

- Ensure that the PPI and other social performance management frameworks can be captured and analyzed as an integral part of the client workflow in the Mifos X platform:

  • PPI Integration - Full integration of the Progress out of Poverty Index within the Mifos X platform with support for capturing the Progress out of Poverty Index scorecards for all 56 countries within our cloud-based Mifos X Community App.
  • PPI Reports - Develop and release 5 standard reports which contain the most relevant and high-value analysis of the PPI data captured in Mifos X.

- Ensure that social performance management (SPM) is a focus of our community and we provide the resources and education to help our customers adopt SPM through our partner channel:

  • PPI Adoption - Commit to ensuring at least 6 customers on the Mifos X platform are implementing the PPI as part of their social performance management strategy.
  • PPI Training - Commit to getting at least three of our Mifos Certified Partners trained and registered as PPI trainers listed on the Grameen Foundation directory of trainers.


The Mifos Initiative commits to the following by the end of 2016:

- Support capturing PPI scorecard data via mobile forms on Android-based smartphones through our Mifos X Android app.

- Complete the development of our Client Impact Portal with drill-down and roll-up social performance management data including the PPI. 

Read MIFOS Commitment Letter



Fundación Capital commits to : 

  •  Expanding outreach to 15 million families by 2020 by increasing from 10 to 14 our present agreements with national governments in the LAC region, and increasing complementary agreements with financial institutions and private partners.
  • Expanding our activities and network in at least four countries in Africa by 2015, and four countries in Asia by 2016, thereby reaching an additional 10 million families by 2020.

Read Fundación Capital's Commitment Letter



By the end of 2015, Grassroots Capital Management commits to: 

  • Launching a microfinance equity fund to support financial institutions that combine health, education, and other non-financial services with credit and pro-poor financial services to comprehensively support their clients and demonstrate improvement in the lives of the poor as well as their own financial viability.
  • Expanding its advisory work with four more MFIs to better integrate social performance management into governance by aligning directors and management around clearly articulated and measurable social outcomes targeted by the MFIs’ social missions.
  • Continuing to focus on social performance with its current portfolio of nearly forty companies, working with them to successfully incorporate social performance management tools in order to measure their outreach and outcomes. 

Read Grassroots Commitment Letter



Redcamif commits to:

  • Reaching 24,000 poor people with the Micropensions Program.
  • Reaching 36,000 poor people with Microinsurance services.
  • Reaching 5,000 poor rural families with rural finance and environment programs.
  • Facilitating the access to financing and technical assistance in Social Housing to 40,000 families.
  • Reaching 4,000 poor women from rural areas with appropriate financial products and services for entrepreneur women.
  • Reaching 15,000 people with the Financial Education Program of savings, credit, Microinsurance and family budgeting.
  • Ensuring 80% of the REDCAMIF network members, which are113 MFIs, apply one of the diverse Social Performance Management tools, such as:
    • Training in Principles of Client Protection.
    • Implementation of the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI).
    • Social Audit SPI 4.
    • Universal Standards Training.
  • Installing in at least 15 IMFs, the GDS System software to track performance against the organization’s social mission and measure impact on poverty.  

Read Redcamif Commitment Letter



FAFIDESS commits to:

  • Lifting 24,000 clients out of extreme poverty in the next 3 years, from 2015 onwards. Those clients will be monitored through the implementation of the GDS System. The GDS system  incorporates different  social performance management  tools, such as:  i) the MIX Market, ii) the PPI survey to measure poverty and  iii) the Smart Campaign principles of client protection.
  • Providing and increasing the number of financial products designed to the needs of their clients, mainly indigenous women with scarce resources from the rural areas of the country, such as:
    • Communal Banks.
    • Solidarity Groups.
    • Individual loans.
    •  Education loans.
    • Social Housing loans.
    • Programmed Plan of Retirement  (Micro-pensions).
  • Strengthening and increasing the provision of Business Development Services such as :
    • Training in productive activities.
    • Promoting and supporting business ventures.
    • Supporting the community organization with emphasis on social devel   opment. 
    • Strengthening the Technical Assistance to the productive activities of the clients. 

Read FAFIDESS Commitment Letter



Fundación Paraguaya commits to:

  •  Reaching 125,000 families in the next three years.
  •  Ensuring  30,000 families overcome income poverty.
  • Ensuring 9,000 overcome multidimensional poverty through their own  unique system, the Stoplight of Eliminating Poverty. 

Read Fundación Paraguaya's Commitment Letter


The Microcredit Summit Campaign and Child and Youth Finance International jointly commit to:
  • Obtaining joint Commitments from organizations in their respective networks to take specific, measureable, actions to implement child and youth inclusive practices and products within their operations, with the goal of reaching 10 million children and youth through 50 financial service providers by the end of 2015.
  • The integration of Progress out of Poverty Indicators in all CYFI Country and Partner Surveys. 
  • Celebrating Global Money Week, March 9-17th 2015, reaching 250,000 children and youth through 25 financial institutions.

Read CYFI Commitment Letter


The International Labour Organization (ILO) comits to: 
  • publishing 6 studies on how innovative insurance creates value for low-income households and how insurance companies can expand outreach to cover excluded populations in a cost-efficient manner by 2017.
  • expanding its agricultural insurance activities into 5 new countries by 2017.
  •  holding three microinsurance-related webinars by end 2015.
  • publishing an analysis on how Social Protection Floors and the financial inclusion agenda can be mutually beneficial to lifting people out of poverty by end of 2015.
  •  publishing one paper summarising recent ILO research on how microfinance can contribute to job creation by end 2015.

Read ILO’s Commitment Letter


Social Performance Task Force commits to:
  •  Helping financial institutions use the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management Implementation Guide and begin to implement social goals. Specifically, SPTF commits to disseminating the guide – either in person or via downloads – 1,000 times.
  • Continue working with CERISE to have at least 100 MFIs use the SPI4, which serves as a simplified self-assessment tool for financial institutions to identify their strengths and weaknesses in social performance management.
  • Continue working with the Responsible Inclusive Finance (RIF) Working Group during 2015 to reduce duplication of efforts and address gaps in technical assistance provision to better facilitate institutions’ ability to reach social goals. Specifically, SPTF commits to having 12 full-day trainings through the group this coming year.

Read the Social Performance Task Force commitment letter.


Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign, founding partners in the Health and Microfinance Alliance, announce the following goals as a Campaign Commitment by the end of 2015:

  • Reach at least 600,000 women in the Philippines with health education and other services targeted at improving maternal health.
  • Secure at least 10 Commitments from members of the Philippine Microfinance and Health Consortium related to starting or growing an integrated health and microfinance program and 3 Commitments from allies in the business, philanthropic, and health communities in the Philippines related to resourcing the Consortium. 

Read the The  Health and Microfinance Alliance commitment letter

The Carsey School of Public Policy commits to supporting the measurement of the movement out of poverty by:
  • Continuing to research the social and economic conditions and policies that affect the poor and making the research findings available in a timely and relevant way for other researchers, policy makers, advocates, and practitioners

  • Designing and launching research that measures the impact of savings groups in creating social capital, empowerment, resiliency and community action, as well as any risks or unanticipated negative effects of such programs. This will be completed by late 2016.

  • Surveying the more than 700 graduates of our savings groups training to assess the scale and impact of the savings groups projects they created after learning the methodology from our workshops, and using these findings to continue to improve the effectiveness of our training and capacity building. A report on these findings will be published by March 2015.

  • Studying how savings groups spread within and between communities to identify conditions that lead to spontaneous replication that can be the key to large-scale expansion. Design and implementation of this research will be completed by late 2015. 

  • Studying how savings groups can serve as platforms for other development inputs. Design and implementation of this research will be completed by late 2015.

The Carsey School of Public Policy also commits to supporting the facilitation of movement out of poverty by:

  • Broadly communicating a package of innovations in savings group design and delivery to improve performance and accelerate adoption principles and practices at a breakthrough level of effectiveness and efficiency to create massive uptake of savings groups methodology across Africa and beyond. Will be completed by 2017.
  • Conducting and disseminating research on how combining asset building strategies of conditional cash transfers with savings groups may reduce extreme poverty and build livelihood options for women and their families. Will be completed by 2017.

Read the The Carsey School of Public Policy Commitment Letter


World Savings Bank Institute commits to: 

  • Continuing its efforts to deepen understanding about youth markets in order to better identify successful strategies for inclusive financial products and services focusing on 4 key areas - usability, affordability, accessibility and sustainability. We are also pursuing a new research focus on youth financial products and aim to facilitate the launch by at least one member bank of a product offer initiative that fits more easily with the money flows that youth and young adults actually manage in their day to day lives. This should contribute to creating a more nuanced segmentation of the young adult market as well as creating a useable characterization of evolving needs in this market.

  • Holding, along with partners and member banks, at least three learning events during 2015 to share knowledge about appropriate pricing research conducted in Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam and the implications of this research on successfully implementing savings products for the poor.

Read WSBI Commitment Letter


Oikocredit commits to: 

  • Supporting at least four MFI partners in developing capacity in using PPI data over time
  • Providing MFI staff with training in data analysis and management
  • Providing MFI management with training on how analysis and usage of PPI data can help to improve products and services, be accountable to stakeholders and profile their organization
  • Delivering four PPI outcome results by the end of 2014

BRAC commits to: 

  • In Bangladesh alone, BRAC commits to graduating 250,000 households out of ultra-poverty by the end of 2016. This is an addition to 1.4m households already graduated in Bangladesh since 2002.
  • BRAC commits to publishing an in-depth implementation guide in September 2014 to help governments, microfinance institutions and NGOs execute their own ultra-poor graduation programs. Additionally, BRAC commits to providing technical assistance and consultation where requested to governments, NGOs and MFIs looking to implement the graduation approach.

Read BRAC's Commitment Letter


Red Financiera Rural commits to: 

  • In 2014 we will develop innovative microfinance products based on the results of the institutional survey that addresses the needs of the clients and institutions. These needs include rural credit, credit with value chains, rural savings, microinsurance and microfranchises. By the end of 2014, we will implement these products in at least 8 institutions.
  • By the end of 2014, we will increase the coverage of institutions participating in Finance Education Programs from 8 members serving 2,700 clients, to at least 12 members.
  • By the end of 2014, we will implement Social Performance Management tools in 20 institutions. Among these, we will implement 4 SPI, 2 SMART evaluations, and 2 with the Truelift tool.

Read Red Financiera Rural's Commitment Letter


Kashf Foundation has announced its Campaign Commitment focused on bettering financial and social outcomes for its clients.  These are some aspects of the Kashf Commitment.  To see them all check out their full Commitment Letter:

  • As part of the effort of Kashf Foundation to provide a comprehensive array of services for our clients, we will expand our existing health insurance program to cover 100,000 individuals by the end of 2014.
  • We will also expand access to vital health services for Kashf Foundation clients by increasing the number of active health camps to 16 and 18 OPD sessions in 2014.
  • Kashf Foundation Commits to expand its efforts to provide financial education and capacity building for its clients. Kashf has provided this training for over 600,000 clients to date. By the end of the first quarter of 2015 Kashf will provide access to financial education and capacity building trainings for an additional 200,000 clients.

Read Kashf Foundation's Commitment Letter


Working to broaden the reach of microinsurance, MicroEnsure has announced its Campaign Commitment as follows:

  • MicroEnsure commits to reach 10 million clients with insurance services by the end of the first quarter of 2015.
  • MicroEnsure commits to expand its current reach into 15 countries by launching work in 5 new countries by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Read MicroEnsure's Commitment Letter



The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced their Commitment as follows:

  • By the third quarter of 2014, FAO will produce two synthesis reports focused on Africa and Latin America that bring together early findings on innovations and public policy recommendations that enable effective delivery of agricultural finance services and risk mitigation tools that favor inclusive agricultural investments.
  • By the second quarter of 2015, FAO will publish a set of policy guidelines and a set of training manuals outlining how financial service providers and local governments can best design strategies to expand access to agricultural finance services and risk management tools for smallholders and agricultural enterprises.
  • Throughout 2014, FAO will deliver training to public and private financial service providers in Africa, Latin America and Asia aimed at mainstreaming value chain finance analysis in their processes as a way of improving their ability to serve the agricultural sector.
  • Throughout 2014 and 2015, the Rural Finance and Investment Learning Centre (, the CABFIN supported knowledge management web platform, will be making publicly available all policy and training material related to rural finance and investment developed by leading organizations around the world, including CABFIN partners.

Read FAO's Commitment Letter


Women’s World Banking has announced its Campaign Commitment as follows:

  • Women’s World Banking is committed to integrating the Gender Performance Indicators (GPI) into its annual network reporting, achieving 100% of network members reporting on the GPI framework by the end of 2015.
  • Women’s World Banking commits together with the Microcredit Summit Campaign to hold a series of 2 learning events during 2014 to share with practitioners and other industry stakeholders the value of using the GPI, especially the 5 Select Indicators, to help strengthen financial inclusion of low-income women and ensure we are serving these women well.

Read Women's World Banking's Commitment Letter


TCP Global commits to:

  • In June 2014, make a presentation at the National Peace Corps Association Conference to advise Returned Peace Corps Volunteer communities of the availability of pro bono assistance in adding microcredit to their existing anti-poverty programs.
  • By July 1, 2014, publicize information on TCP Global’s pro bono microcredit assistance in both Rotary International and St. Vincent De Paul Society publications in order to acquire a minimum of 5 prospective microloan implementation partners.
  • By October 1, 2014, create a cloud-based loan tracking system with options for multiple languages and currencies to ensure complete and accurate loan records and relieve loan program administrators of an accounting burden. Loan information would be entered from remote sites around the world, with detail and summary loan information tracked online, by loan site. System will include a phone app.

Read TCP Global's Commitment Letter


Grameen Foundation commits to:

  • Grameen Foundation will release in 2014 a Global Use Report on the PPI outlining those known users of the PPI to date to broaden understanding about the types of organizations utilizing the PPI and the purposes to which they have put the tool.
  • Grameen Foundation will also publish by the end of 2014 one or more case studies deeply investigating the benefits, challenges, and outcomes seen by organizations that are using the PPI.
  • Grameen Foundation India with support from DFID will produce by the end of 2014 four Poverty Outreach Reports detailing use and trends in social performance that can be derived from data gathered using the PPI from Indian practitioners.

Read Grameen Foundation's Commitment Letter


AGFUND commits to:

  • Open an AGFUND bank in the Sudan by end of 2013, as well as open two new AGFUND banks by 2014 in Palestine and the Philippines, respectively.
  • Enhance the academic culture surrounding microfinance by setting up a microfinance degree in universities spanning 7 different Arab countries.
  • Double the beneficiaries in their arena by 2014 from 250,000 to 500,000.

Read AGFUND's Commitment Letter



BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania commits to:

  • Doubling by the end of 2014, the number of both clubs and participants in the ELA program from 180 clubs reaching 7,600 girls to 360 clubs reaching 14,800 girls.
  • Doubling the provision of financial support through the ELA program from 2,000 girls through $300,000 to 4,000 girls with $550,000.

Read BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania's Commitment Letter


Campaign Commitments announced at the 2013 Summit



Ahon sa Hirap (ASHI) commits:

  • To inspire the marginalized and enable them to rise above all forms of poverty. Our target outreach to the Poorest for 2014 will be 40,000 marginalized women.  We will do this through pursuing new and existing partnerships to deliver complete services to our clients using the Progress Out Poverty Index on movement of current members out poverty.
  • To create an environment that enhances empowerment of women and their families by launching in 2014, a Financial Literacy and Education Program in all of our branches and mainstreaming it at the center level.
  • ASHI will aim to achieve the Seal of Excellence by applying the lessons learned from the Microfinanza Social and Financial and Responsible Financial rating.  ASHI will continually work to implement the SMART Campaign Client Protection Principles. ASHI will also report social performance data using the CERISE SPI-4 social audit tool.

Read ASHI's Commitment Letter


  • CDF will encourage and mobilize its MFI-members to use the Progress out of Poverty Index tool to measure client movement out of poverty over time, aiming to initially reach a total of 15 members by the end of 2014.
  • CDF will encourage and mobilize its MFI-members to use the Truelift Assessment Tool to guide efforts network wide, initially targeting that 15 institutions use the tool in 2014. 
  • Capacity building in conducting the assessment will be incorporated as segments into existing CDF trainings.
  • Collaborate with MRA  and PKSF to conduct capacity building training in implementing strategies for integrating health services into the microfinance programs of network members throughout 2014. CDF will strive to see such strategies implemented in at least 15 member institutions by the end of 2014. 

Read CDF's Commitment Letter


  • We will fully customize and then implement the Center’s Roadmap for Disability Inclusion for the Indian MFI Market with three MFI partners.
  • CFI will publish a series of disability inclusion tools and trainings, developed with our strategic partners Fundación Paraguaya and Handicap International, for use by MFIs around the world.
  • Produce and begin to disseminate a set of customized disability inclusion tools and trainings, derived from information developed with our partners, to mobilize other Indian MFIs to become disability inclusive institutions.

Read CFI's Commitment Letter



CYFI seeks to reach 100 million children and youth in 100 countries through inclusive financial services and financial education by 2015. To that end, CYFI will include the collection of client poverty measurement data from partners in our 2014 data collection process.

Pursuant to CYFI's goal of reaching 100 million children and youth in 100 countries with inclusive financial services and economic citizenship education by 2015, CYFI will seek to establish 25 action plans for youth inclusivity with national government partners by the end of 2014.

Read CYFI's Commitment Letter



FINCA commits to:

  • Implement a social performance management system that will help FINCA target and develop financial services and products for the poor including the following steps:
    • Establishment of a Social Performance Audit Committee on the FINCA International Board of Directors.
    • Definition of social performance dimensions in the FINCA network and the identification and establishment of metrics in the FINCA reporting system.
    • Once definitions, metrics, and research and analysis are implemented, FINCA will manage its social performance with the same rigor as it manages its financial performance.

FINCA will continue to pilot financial inclusion projects that will target some of the poorest segments of the population who at this juncture are marginalized.

Read FINCA's Commitment Letter


Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign, founding partners in the Health and Microfinance Alliance, commit to:

  • Secure funding to develop and test health program impact indicators by year end 2014 and sign up 10 partner organizations by 2015 to collect annually and report on poverty outreach plus health program impact indicators to the HMA
  • Reach 1,000,000 financial service providers' women clients with integrated financial and health services that can contribute to improved well-being for them and their families by year end 2015.

Read HMA's Commitment Letter



IGNITE will Convene by end of 2014 a community of practice comprised of organizations from across sectors, dedicated to exploring best practices, highlighting success stories, and new innovations in financial inclusion strategies and facilitating the replication of successful strategies around the world. 

And within a five-year program, IGNITE Forum will undertake:

  • Replicating best practice e-money innovations in at least three developing countries under an enabling regulatory environment and operating within the inclusive and social business framework,  
  • Getting to scale and realizing commercial traction with a 15% active user rate at a minimum complemented by a robust payments ecosystem, and
  • Achieving interoperability within and across deployments in at least three developing markets.

Read IGNITE's Commitment Letter



MCPI commits to achieve the following by the end of 2014:

  • We will have reached 3.5 million microfinance clients in the Philippines through our 54 network members in the Philippines.
  • We will have conducted and capacitated our members on social audit and client protection tools including standards on social performance management.
  • We will have increased the availability of information on value chain and client development models through case studies and discussion papers.

Read MCPI's Commitment Letter


  • Encourage all affiliates to progress toward Smart Campaign certification and be on a pathway toward certification by the end of 2014.
  • We will motivate our affiliates to commit to pricing transparency and integrity by agreeing to publish their pricing data using standard methodologies, such as those developed by MicroFinance Transparency, in order to allow investors and clients to make informed decisions.
  • The working group will promote the Social Performance Task Force’s “Universal Standards for Social Performance Management” among our affiliates and commit to supporting their compliance.
  • We will share the research we each have done on outcomes with one another and with the industry and encourage our affiliates to report outcomes relevant to their goals and objectives.
  • The Working Group will encourage our affiliates to sign the Global Appeal for Responsible Microfinance as an outward symbol of their commitment to the principles embodied in the above initiatives.
  • We will encourage our affiliates’ equity investors to promote the same five initiatives by including them as criteria for investment and our affiliates’ lenders to encourage the adoption of comfort letters also promoting the same five initiatives.

Read MCWG's Commitment Letter


Jointly, the Microfinance Information Exchange and the Microcredit Summit Campaign commit to:

  • Develop and launch with the Microcredit Summit Campaign, by 2014, a phased plan to leverage the MIX reporting platform, MIX Report Express, to create a more comprehensive industry dataset, including key indicators about poverty and change in client-level poverty over time.
  • Utilizing the combined data set developed with the Microcredit Summit Campaign by end of 2014, create a research agenda to be pursued through joint, annual reports on key whole-industry, regional, and sub-regional level questions.
  • Together with the Microcredit Summit Campaign, support adoption of standardized poverty reporting through the MIX Gold Community of funders and other data requestors, through an agenda that targets practices that facilitate easier reporting and more accurate data, such as through a standard poverty data desk review.

Read MIX's Commitment Letter



Opportunity International commits to:

  • Understanding and reporting clients’ poverty status and changes in clients’ poverty status over time.  We will do this Network-wide by the end of 2014 through use of robust client survey tools – including the Progress out of Poverty Index where available.
  • Improving the provision of education to 275,000 children through SME lending to schools by the end of 2014.
  • Delivering over 100,000 rural loans to smallholder farmers in Africa expanding our outreach to from five to eight African countries while simultaneously expanding Opportunity’s rural savings programs to $25M by the end of 2014.

Read Opportunity International's Commitment Letter



PKSF has also planned to provide health care services to 1.13 million poor people through its 43 partner organizations in 2014.

  • PKSF will implement Result Based Monitoring (RBM) for all its microcredit programs to monitor employment generation, poverty reduction and asset creation from its Partner Organizations.
  • PKSF will adopt the Truelift Assessment Tool with its RBM system to guide efforts in 2014 for consolidating and strengthening efforts to assess outcome of poverty reduction programs of its Partner Organizations.

Read PKSF's Commitment Letter



SEEP will help facilitate better understanding of good practice and interpretation of outcomes through completing and publishing a report, synthesizing results from recent Random Control Trial studies evaluating microfinance programs, and by working to institutionalize SEEP's Research Roundtables by sustaining a learning agenda around research and assessment methodologies.

Read SEEP's Commitment Letter



The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) commits to:

  • Creating and publishing a technical guide to accompany the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management.
  • Collaborate with CERISE on the (SPI)-4, and help at least 10 MFIs from each region of the world to use this tool in calendar year 2014.
  • Work with the Responsible Inclusive Finance Working Group in 2014 to
    • Produce a common data collection tool and data exchange platform and to
    • Conduct industry mapping of technical assistance providers.

Read SPTF's Commitment Letter



VisionFund is committed to improving the lives of children living in poverty. To ensure we are reaching the intended families, VisionFund is rolling out the PPI across our global network. By the end of 2014, we plan to have implemented the PPI in 21 of our network MFIs.  

We not only want to ensure we are reaching the intended families and providing needed services, but that we are also implementing other important areas of social performance such as client protection. All of our network microfinance institutions have endorsed the Smart Campaign and all have taken the Smart Campaign self-assessment. We have built these principles and practices (and most of the Universal Standards) into our operations policies, and have included key areas in staff training and audit programs.

Read VisionFund's Commitment Letter



WSBI will futher deepen understanding about youth markets to better identify successful strategies for inclusive financial products and services focusing on 4 key areas - usability, affordability, accessibility and sustainability - seeking to publish at least a preliminary outcomes summary by the end of 2014.

Additionally, WSBI will hold with partners and member banks at least three learning events during 2014 to share knowledge about appropriate pricing research conducted in Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam and the implications of this research on successfully implementing savings products for the poor.

Read WSBI's Commitment Letter




By the end of 2018: Create a global social business sector serving at least 100 million poor, and providing jobs and for at least 10 million households.

In just over one year, by the end of 2014:

  • Help create, finance and expand more than 50 social businesses in at least 20 countries world-wide.
  • Create Social Business Incubator Funds, and other structures, in at least 8 countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, India, Tunisia and Uganda
  • Social businesses in Bangladesh will serve at least 2 million households, and employ at least 20,000 households.

Collect and publish, relevant social-impact data for all social businesses.

Read Yunus Centre's Commitment Letter