TORONTO, July 23, 2014 —The MasterCard Foundation today released a summary of early learning from its program work, entitled Change that Matters: Learning from our Partnerships. The report is based on a review of evaluations, research and publications produced by the Foundation’s projects and touches on subsequent strategies for future work. The report can be downloaded at: mastercardfdn.org/changethatmatters.
“We believe that openly sharing what we have learned and elevating the voices of the people we serve is critical to maximizing our impact,” said Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. “Our findings revealed important insights that are taking us in some new directions. Our hope is that others may also benefit from our experiences and insights.”
The report highlights results from a number of MasterCard Foundation partners, such as Opportunity International, CARE, One Acre Fund, FINCA and International Finance Corporation.
“Opportunity International is a learning organization and a leading innovator in the delivery of financial services,” said Colin McCormack, Managing Director, Africa Region for Opportunity International. “As such, we greatly value the partnership with The MasterCard Foundation and our shared commitment to actively identifying and effectively sharing knowledge and best practices that emerge from both our successes and failures.”
Some insights highlighted in the report include:
About The MasterCard Foundation
The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization based in Toronto, Canada, with approximately $9 billion in assets. Through collaboration with partner organizations in 46 countries, it is creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper. The Foundation’s programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning, mostly in Africa. Established in 2006 through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide when it became a public company, the Foundation is separate and independent from the company. Its policies, operations and funding decisions are determined by its own Foundation Board of Directors and President and CEO. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org.
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