Articles by Steve Hollingworth
Dear Big Tech Leaders: Instead of Harvesting Our Data and Launching Yourselves Into Space, How About Making Life Better on Earth?
As Big Tech's data practices come under greater scrutiny and its leaders indulge in an ego-driven space race, Steve Hollingworth of Grameen Foundation says it’s time to have a hard conversation with the industry. It can start with the question of why its core companies are focusing their talents and technologies on accumulating ever-greater amounts of money, while the world struggles with long-standing and quickly escalating challenges that could be greatly improved by the data and other resources the tech industry commands.
Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger, two global leaders in the fight to end poverty, announced today that they are joining forces to form a single unified global organization. Under the banner of Grameen Foundation, the combined organization will be able to reach more people across the spectrum of poverty, while deepening the focus on the very poor, especially women, its leaders say.
Leading From the Front: How we helped develop the Truelift Assessment Tool, and why MFIs should use it
There will always be skepticism about the microfinance industry’s initiatives to promote transparency. Nevertheless, Freedom from Hunger CEO Steve Hollingworth says that organizations like his are working to refocus the sector on poor clients’ needs. He describes how Truelift, a global initiative to promote accountability and learning in pro-poor development, advances that goal.
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No Silver Bullet: While microfinance alone won’t end poverty, it is making an impact – so let’s re-focus it to serve the poor
The debate about microfinance is getting a little tedious, says Freedom from Hunger CEO Steve Hollingworth. Instead of arguing over whether microfinance alone is lifting most clients out of poverty (it’s not), we should be having a transparent discussion of its strengths and limitations.
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