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SPTF Spotlight: Go Deeper with SPM in March

Financial Inclusion for Refugees: A Strategic Collaboration to Provide Access

Syrian refugees receive training from a Lebanese social enterprise l'Artisans du Libanto to produce 'aghabani' embroidery. 
Photo credit: Lene Hansen

Approximately 20 million people currently live as refugees worldwide and this population is significantly underserved by the financial sector.  The SPTF has been working strategically to increase financial inclusion for this population.   In 2015, SPTF began a collaboration with the Livelihoods Unit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to identify and document best practices for financial service providers (FSPs) to provide access to financial products and services for refugee populations. In 2016, this collaboration will continue in order to create training materials based on the best practices identified last year, and to disseminate this information to key stakeholders.  These resources can encourage and support the FSP’s increased outreach to refugee populations.  Read more


SPTF Guidance Note
SPM Standout

SPI4 to Assess and Improve 

Read a short Guidance Notes on the SPI4 and compare your SPI4 results to your peers.

Al Amana

Learn about Al Amana’s innovative insurance offering, a first for the Moroccan microfinance industry.


Social Investor Working Group
Outcomes Working Group

Social Investor Working Group

The SPTF Social Investor Working Group met at Deutsche Bank in NYC in March. Over 70 people participated in discussions about inclusive finance.

The presentations and notes from the meeting are available for download. The next meeting will be during the SPTF Annual Meeting in Morocco May 28 - June 2, 2016.

Theory of Change 

Listen to this recorded webinato learn how a Theory of Change helps us think about what to measure and when.  

This framework is an important starting point to help monitor useful data and analyze outcomes.

Meetings & Webinars
SPTF Resource Center

Defining and Monitoring Social Goals – Universal Standards Dimension 1

Listen to these recorded webinars, where experts provide practical advice, to learn simple steps for setting and monitoring your social goals. 

Webinar for Session 1 

Webinar for Session 2  

Powerpoint for Session 3

Visit our website to participate in the next live session.

Implementation Guide, Chapter 2

This month’s featured resource is the Universal Standards  Implementation Guide Chapter 2  (page 26), which describes how to prepare your institution for Universal Standards implementation.


Resources and References

Explore the resources below for tools and guidance to help strengthen your social performance management and achieve your social and financial goals.

Universal Standards for Social Performance Management CGAP Brief on the Universal Standards Implementation Guide Universal Standards Implementation Guide
SPI4 Tool SPTF Guidance Notes SPTF Resource Center
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