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Papers Commissioned by the Microcredit Summit Campaign

Welcome to the new home of Microcredit Summit Campaign’s commissioned papers. The following papers were prepared for the Microcredit Summit Campaign by leaders in the field of microcredit. Select a paper below to read the executive summary, then choose the format in which to read it. These papers are available as “.pdf” files that can …

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Poverty Measurement Resources

Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI): The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a client poverty assessment and targeting tool that provides objective poverty-level data for organizations to use within their social performance management system. It is an inexpensive and easy-to-collect scorecard (10 questions) that assesses simple, non-financial indicators. The Grameen Foundation, in collaboration with …

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About the Microcredit Summit Campaign Project

An Introduction to the Microcredit Summit Campaign Contents What is Microcredit? What is the Microcredit Summit Campaign? What are the core themes of the Microcredit Summit Campaign? Why give loans to very poor people for self-employment? Who are the poorest families? Why target Women? How are institutions, other than microcredit lenders, contributing to the Summit’s …

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