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pkelly
• 05/18/10
• Posted in case study, microfinance, Peru, ppi, Prisma
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I arrived at PRISMA headquarters in Peru during a busy week for the microfinance institution. Director Diego Fernandez, who founded PRISMA in 1986, showed me around the four-story building where 38 staff members share space. They are administrators of every kind: accountants, human resource personnel, program managers and assistants—every position required by a mature microfinance organization. Lunch in the cafeteria was a highlight—Diego himself often helps “organize” the service and I was told he sometimes even cooks!

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Awais
• 05/07/10
• Posted in data, Pakistan, ppi, women
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“What is your main source of drinking water?” “Does your household own a refrigerator or freezer?” “A motorcycle, scooter, car or other vehicle?” The questions in the Pakistan PPI are simple, but it’s hard to get answers for a variety of reasons, according to Javed Baig, Joint Director, OCT.

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jtoohig
• 05/06/10
• Posted in data set, Egypt, ppi
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I'm excited to announce that the Egypt PPI is now completed and available at: http://www.progressoutofpoverty.org/country/egypt

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cris lomboy
• 04/28/10
• Posted in Indonesia, KOMIDA, NWTF, Philippines, ppi
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Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) in the Philippines was one of the first microfinance institutions (MFIs) to pilot, test and adopt the PPI. Four years later, NWTF staff shared lessons they have learned with a PPI newcomer in the region, KOMIDA of Indonesia.

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Awais
• 04/13/10
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More than three dozen village agents from seven different communities were gathered at a training hall in Dakrong district in Quang Tri, Vietnam when I arrived there in February. Along with four project officers, the group would spend three days learning about the Progress Out of Poverty Index™ (PPI™).

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mkochendorfer
• 04/01/10
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Using the PPI™ starts with collecting information from poor families who could be (or are) borrowers. MFIs go to their homes to collect this information. But the next important step in using those data to better serve the poor is to input it into a computer program of some kind. Most MFIs have management information systems (MIS) that they use to track other operational data like loans outstanding or savings balances. The best, most complete use of PPI data requires finding a way to integrate it into their existing MIS.

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PreetiWali
• 03/10/10
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“Synergy in action.” “Exhausting but exhilarating and exciting!” These are descriptions by key organizers of a recent PPI Training of Trainers (TOT) in Phnom Penh, where the first Cambodia PPI was rolled out last month.

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PreetiWali
• 03/04/10
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We’ve learned through our work with MFIs that nothing is more effective at helping them better understand the benefits, uses, and challenges of the PPI than meeting with their peers in region/country. We’ve seen peer learning groups gather in Chiapas, Manila, and now in Bangalore.

The first India PPI Peer Learning workshop gathered 18 participants from three major microfinance networks and nine Indian MFIs. They came to Bangalore to discuss best PPI practices and to identify future opportunities to meet and collaborate on social performance efforts. The networks were:

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PreetiWali
• 02/19/10
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--Guest blog by Ben Simmes of Oikocredit--

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PreetiWali
• 02/18/10
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Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world. Grameen Foundation wanted to find the best way to help microfinance institutions in the region achieve their mission of moving their clients out of poverty - and so PUCA was born.

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