Client Insights for Impact (CII)

The Client Insights for Impact (CII) team at Grameen Foundation India (GFI) provides research and evaluation to in-house projects and supports research, collection, and application of easy-to-understand client-beneficiary level data to other organizations for a fee.

Poverty outreach measurement by using the progress out of poverty (PPI) tools is the most distinguished work by the CII. We have supported the research efforts of several organizations covering more than a dozen countries towards achieving better outreach while improving the quality and impact of their programs.

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  • Participatory Needs Assessment for Women Economic Empowerment for Strengthening the Role of Women Leaders in Promoting Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka and Myanmar for WAGE program

The rapid needs assessment would generate baseline information for the program. The assessment methodology would draw from WAGE’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Assessment Tool plus other relevant methodologies and would be guided to unravel the present status of the participation of women in economic activities, understanding their needs, constraints, and challenges in accessing financial services and participation in such activities. It further explores the extent to which gender and social norms limit a women’s participation in economic activities, and their ability to benefit from those activities.


  • Baseline Study of the Creating Healthier and Happier Homes in India and Indonesia with Access to Water and Sanitation project for and Grameen

The baseline study aims to understand the socio-economic status of prospective borrowers of WaterCredit. It aims to establish a baseline to assess the impact of the WaterCredit program on the policy and regulatory ecosystem, product and service viability, consumer awareness, satisfaction and empowerment, outreach for product uptake, usage, and adoption by the low-income households across India and Indonesia.


  • Understanding the Impact of COVID19 on Preferences for Household Portfolio, Social Security and Risk Mitigation Strategies for Low-Income Migrant Households and their Response to Unconditional Cash Transfers in Nawada, Bihar

Using a mixed-method research design, this cross-sectional study aims to unveil the changes that COVID19 has induced in the financial behavior, decision-making process, risk mitigation strategies, and future resource allocation strategy for migrant households. It is expected that these changes would ultimately lead to a change in the overall household portfolio. It would deep dive to understand the variation of financial behavior, risk preferences, coping mechanisms, and decision-making for these migrant households.


  • Wharton Data Collection Project for Microenterprise Survey in Maharashtra

The project collected data using the Grameen Mittra (GM) network across Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra. This microenterprise survey aimed to understand the role of digital platforms in coping with the lockdown and pandemic for the microenterprises. GFI undertook the role of facilitating data collection, cleaning, and survey management.


  • Independent Assessment of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Project

This project gauged the extent to which the goal of empowering women to engage in entrepreneurship and be successful business owners was actualized. The assessment reflected on achievements, learning, and understanding of the changes resulting from the project and provided recommendations for further programing.


  • Grameen Foundation India’s Financial Literacy-cum-Women Empowerment Project

Grameen Foundation India (GFI) was retained by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop a framework for assessment of the project in four states as part of the poorest states inclusive growth program (PSIG), covering 105,000 clients across six partners.


  • Development of Tools for Focus Group

Grameen Foundation India (GFI) assisted the Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana (RGMVP) by developing tools for focus group discussions with participant communities and added value by providing analysis of project stakeholders and documenting the findings of the study.