Want to learn more about the social performance landscape? We've put together an annotated bibliography of useful websites here.
The SPTF's mission is to engage with microfinance stakeholders to develop, disseminate and promote standards and good practices for social performance management and reporting. Their website includes a useful basic primer on key issues, information on social performance tools, and targeted guidance for different audiences. It also contains the latest information on the development of the social performance standards.
This website highlights the MiX's work on developing indicators with SPTF, their global integrated performance data collection efforts and integrated data display, original data-driven analysis, and efforts to improve SP data quality.
The SP Indicators Blog is a dynamic platform for learning and exchange on topics related to social performance in microfinance. Each week it addresses a different subject related to social performance measurement by interviewing relevant stakeholders, with the purpose of gaining a deeper understanding of how to assess the social performance of MFIs and contributing to the need for information and greater transparency within the industry.
The Microfinance Gateway is the most comprehensive online resource for the global microfinance community. The website features research and publications, original articles, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest industry announcements, news, events, and job opportunities. Gateway resources on social performance include:
MicroFinance Transparency promotes industry transparency by facilitating microfinance pricing disclosure, offering policy advisory services and developing training and education materials for all market stakeholders. MFTransparency gathers data about microfinance interest rates, calculates and publishes APR and EIRs for over 1,000 loan products in nearly 300 institutions in 20 countries worldwide.
The Smart Campaign is a global campaign committed to embedding client protection practices into the institutional culture and operations of the microfinance industry. Contains a useful "tools" section for practitioners looking to implement best practice.