Category: Alinus

Aligning SPI to the Universal Standards 3.0

SPI5, the new version available by the end of 2022   Many of you have asked us if the SPI tool will be updated to align with the revised Universal Standards. The answer is yes! CERISE+SPTF are currently developing SPI5, the new version, fully aligned with the Universal Standards 3.0. SPI5 will be available in…

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Environmental Performance Management in practice #2

The experience of UBTEC, in Burkina Faso In February 2022, CERISE+SPTF released the updated Universal Standards. This third edition now includes a new Dimension 7 dedicated to Environmental Performance Management*. This addition reflects a growing awareness that we all have a role to play when it comes to facing environmental and climate challenges. And yet,…

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How to fill in Org Info in SPI online?

Basic Tips for SPI Users   We are happy to see more and more users of SPI take ownership of the digital version of the SPI tool. We’ve nearly 1,400 audits in our database at end of April 2022 from more than 780 FSPs in 99 countries! However, when CERISE team reviews these audits, we…

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Gender-Blind or Gender-Aware?

Social Performance Management and Women’s Financial Inclusion Article prepared by SPTF   From our earliest days, CERISE + SPTF has stressed a simple message. Social performance management is nothing more—but also nothing less—than a way of doing business that puts customers at the center. The trick, of course, is that doing business this way requires…

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Conducting remote evaluations: the experience of Invest in Visions

In a context of COVID-19 pandemic where opportunities for direct interactions have been limited, many of us started to conduct evaluations and provide support remotely. Remote work indeed appears as a practical way to keep operations going. However, it also comes with limitations. In a first article published in June 2021 – Conducting remote evaluations:…

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