Through the 100 Million Project , the Microcredit Summit Campaign is building a coalition of partnerships committed to reaching the extreme poor with useful financial tools and services to support their journey out of poverty. These commitments to helping 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty function is a first and powerful step towards the larger goal of ending extreme poverty entirely by 2030.
A Campaign Commitment must be specific, have a measurable objective or an output, and have a near-term deadline (12–18 months) for accomplishment. The Campaign also works to develop Commitments that can serve as a means of support for the completion of existing long-term action plans by helping set year-by-year benchmarks, progress towards which can be reported at subsequent Microcredit Summits.
The 2013 Microcredit Summit marked a moment in history as the program was launched with the first 18 Campaign Commitments. Representatives from each of the committing organizations were invited to the closing ceremony to publicly declare their plans for the next year. (Watch the 2013 Commitments Roll Call here.)
Organizations that Have Made a Campaign Commitment
BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania
Ahon Sa Hirap (ASHI)
Center for Financial Inclusion
Child & Youth Finance International
Freedom from Hunger with The Microcredit Summit Campaign
Microfinance CEO Working Group
Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) with The Microcredit Summit Campaign
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
Social Performance Task Force (SPTF)
World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI)
With this new vision of member engagement, the Microcredit Summit Campaign will work with new coalition partners to develop a Campaign Commitment and to facilitate new partnership and learning opportunities to support fulfilling each Commitment. We are inviting new organizations to join the movement by stating publicly the ways your organization is committed to taking specific, measurable, and time-bound actions to help achieve the end of extreme poverty.
To learn more about how you can formulate your own Commitment, visit www.microcreditsummit.org. The Campaign encourages you to make use of these tools created to help you think about the ways your organization is engaged in this work and what would make a strong and impacting commitment. These featured Commitments may serve as a starting place for inspiration. To learn more about how your organization can announce how it is committed to ending extreme poverty, one specific step at a time, contact email@example.com.
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Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Taking Steps to Target the Poorest
- A Global Context for Extreme Poverty
- Microfinance & Health Providers Can Partner for Greater Results
- Commercial & Social Businesses Can Expand Value Chains to Include Those in Poverty
- Mobile Network Operators Can Build Systems that Reach the Poorest and Most Remote
- Regulators & Policymakers Can Build a National Ecosystem for Inclusion
- Social Support Payments Can Become a Bridge to Financial Inclusion
- Being Accountable for Results
- A Commitment to End Extreme Poverty by 2030
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