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THE MICROCREDIT SUMMIT: DECLARATION AND PLAN OF ACTION
February 2-4, 1997
This site features the objectives of The Microcredit Summit held in 1997 and the various issue headings that it dealt with, which include foreign aid, public welfare programs and the invisibility of the poor in the formal financial marketplace. The Plan of Action features the Summit's dedication to promotion and the use of microcredit as a way of empowering the poor in the formal marketplace. The Plan of Action elaborates on the kinds of funding needed by microcredit institutions, as well as on the need to build institutional capacity in the developing world
http://microcreditsummit.org/declaration.htm

http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/corplg.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Educational Institutions
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/edlg.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for NGOs
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/ngolg.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Service Clubs
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/sclg.pdf

This list of websites leads to resources on the topic of microcredit provided by Summit council members.
http://microcreditsummit.org/weblinks.htm

THE MICORCREDIT SUMMIT
Members of the Microcredit Summit of Council Donor Agencies, UN Agencies and International Financial Insitutions agreed to complete an Insititutional Action Plan outlining how their institution would commit to fulfilling the Summits goal of reaching a 100 million of the world's poorest people by the Year 2005. Each institution is asked to update their Action Plan Summaries and submit them into the Summit. Adobe Acrobat version avaliable for all.
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Practitioners and Network Organisations in Developing
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/pracdev.
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Practitioners and Network Organisations In Industrialised Countries
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/actpr.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Bi-Lateral and Multi-lateral funders for microcredit
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/apdonner.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Do,mestic Governemtn Agencies in Developing Countries
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/dga.
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Foundations and Philantropists
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/fndlg.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Banks and Commercail Financial Instituion
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/campaigns/bankslg.pdf
* Institutional Action Plan Summary for Corporations
OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES OF IDENTIFYING THE POOREST FAMILIES: Using Participatory Wealth Ranking (PWR), the CASHPOR House Index (CHI), and Other Measurements to Identify and Encourage the Participation of the Poorest Families, Especially the Women of Those Families
Authors: Anton Simanowitz and Ben Nkuna, The Small Enterprise Foundation
Sukor Kasim, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Research Fellow, University Sains Malaysia
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/papers.htm
A POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO ASSIST THE POOREST (CGAP) - A MICRO-FINANCE PROGRAM
This document established a policy framework for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP). It represents decisions made at the June 27-28, 1995 meeting in Washington, D.C., where the CGAP was formally created.
http://www.worldbank.org/html/cgap/policy.htm
September 5, 1995
CGAP Phase II Funding Application
Effective: April 1, 1999 - September 30, 1999
http://www.worldbank.org/html/cgap/applicat.htm
MICROFINANCE AND POVERTY REDUCTION
Susan Johnson and Ben Rogaly
Giving an overview of the current debates on microfinance, this book explores the rich variety of informal financial services used by the poor; emphasises the importance of the local context in deciding whether and how to intervene; discusses the design of a microfinance scheme; examines ways to sustain the provision of financial services in the long term; and reviews difficulties in and ways of assessing impact. Case-studies. 1997. 134 pages. ISBN 0-85598-369-8 WE323Z
This book can be ordered online from amazon.com from the following url:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0855983698/qid=932567816/sr=1-1/002-1060514-8742442
CHANGING WOMEN'S LIVES AND WORK : AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF EIGHT MICROENTERPRISE PROJECTS
Lucy Creevey
Using a simple analytical framework, Creevey analyses eight micro-enterprise projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa by organizations specialising in technology-driven solutions and community-development approaches. Each project is described in detail. Methodology and statistical results are provided in an Appendix. 1995. 300 pages. ISBN 1-85339-319-3 WE238Z US$30.00
This book can be ordered online from amazon.com from the following url:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1853393193/qid=932568853/sr=1-2/002-1060514-8742442
REPORT OF ACTIVITIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES AT THE MICROCREDIT SUMMIT MEETING OF COUNCILS
Microcredit Summit Council of United Nations Agencies
25 - 27 June 1998
New York City
This report features the Institutional Action Plans, the proposed next steps and shared experiences of the agencies that had participated during The Microcredit Summit.
http://www.unifem.undp.org/msjune98.htm
THE MICROCREDIT SUMMIT'S CHALLENGE: Working Towards Institutional Financial Self-Sufficiency while Maintaining a Commitment to Serving the Poorest Families
Authors: David S. Gibbons, Managing Director, CASHPOR Financial and Technical Services
Jennifer W. Meehan, Financial Advisor, CASHPOR Financial and Technical Services
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/challengespaper.htm
MEASURING TRANSFORMATION: Assessing and Improving the Impact of Microcredit
Authors: Susy Cheston, Executive Director, Womens Opportunity Fund
Larry Reed Managing Director, Opportunity International Network
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/impactpaper.htm
How Donor Funds Could Better Reach and Support Grassroots Microcredit Institutions Working Towards the Microcredit Summit's Goal and Core Themes
Author: Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank
http://www.microcreditsummit.org/papers.htm