Social Performance Assessment (SPA)
The SPA analyzes the infrastructure and processes an MFI has in place to achieve its social objectives. It combines field evaluations with comprehensive scoring and monitoring of an MFI’s practices to provide a globally comparable assessment grade. The SPA enables investors to make more informed socially oriented decisions, highlights an MFI’s strengths and limitations, and assesses the likelihood of an MFI having a positive effect on the lives of its customers.
The SPA is a powerful tool that provides investors and MFIs with:
- A global scale for evaluating social performance
- A means of communicating social performance to stakeholders
- Transparency on factors, practices and indicators
- Concise, consistent and comparable reports