Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Social Performance

Though significant headway has been made in developing methods to measure and report financial performance, due to difficulties and high costs little progress has been made so far toward developing methods to measure and report on social performance. Social performance management (SPM) is key to understanding an institution’s overall achievements and ensuring that they do not drift from their mission; to planning toward a double bottom-line; to increasing industry transparency and credibility; and to encouraging socially responsible investments in microfinance. Today's increasing use of social measures reflects an awareness that good financial performance by an MFI does not automatically guarantee that client interests are being appropriately advanced.