Impact Studies


In 2011, we began to supplement our portfolio-wide approach with deeper studies of selected clients to evaluate whether and how our clients support farmer livelihoods, and to inform our understanding of what social and environmental practices create tangible, positive impacts. Recognizing that no study of a single client will definitively prove our impact, we also group together studies in the same country and sector to identify common results that were not a function of one enterprise’s unique situation, but likely to be more broadly relevant. Our ultimate goal is to demonstrate that lending and financial training for rural SGBs can transform small-scale farmers’ livelihoods while sustaining the environment upon which we all depend.

Part of Solution

  • Financing the Developing World's "Missing Middle"

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