Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact


Social Performance Indicators (SPI)

This is a social audit tool for microfinance institutions that takes the form of a questionnaire. It can be self-administered by the microfinance institute or used with an external reviewer that evaluates four dimensions: 1) outreach to the poor and excluded populations; 2) adaptation of products and services for target clients; 3) improvement in social and political capital; and 4) corporate social responsibility. The SPI tool is open access. In exchange for using the tool, users send their findings to CERISE along with comments on the tool. This user collaboration has led to an improved version of the SPI and a rich database with results of over 200 social audits.

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