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Rethinking Responsible Equity Exits: A Call to Action for Impact Investors

This paper is a call to action for all impact investors to ensure their exits uphold the values they have championed throughout their investments. It provides a roadmap of recommendations to help investors stay cool in hot markets, know when to exit responsibly and secure their impact. 


Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Innovation Catalyst in Africa?

The report highlights internal and external factors impacting social and solidarity economy organizations in their social innovation process and presents a set of policy recommendations to unlock their potential.


60 Decibels Microfinance Index

This publication is the world’s first microfinance social performance report grounded in customer voices, featuring 72 microfinance organizations that serve a total of 25 million clients in 41 countries across the globe.


Outcomes Management for Financial Service Providers: A Proposed Standard Framework Aligned With the Sustainable Development Goals

This report aims to contribute to building a framework of actionable indicators based on the SDG targets that can answer the need for a simple, credible methodology to monitor outcomes.

Guide / Toolkit

Universal Standards for Social and Environmental Performance Management

The Universal Standards help financial service providers put clients and the environment at the center of all strategic and operational decisions, with the result that clients benefit from using financial products and services.


A Framework to Design User Centric Social Protection Programs

This framework can be used by stakeholders to design and evaluate social protection programs through a user-centric lens.


Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Practices, Results and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Revealing a number of challenges the financial inclusion sector should address

Assessment of the Sustainable Performance of SME Finance Service Providers

Applying an SME lens to environmental and social performance standards

The Universal Standards for Social Performance Management – Where Do We Go From Here?

Summary of lessons learned from interviews and surveys on promoting Universal Standards

Microfinance Barometer 2018

Should microfinance be profitable?