Anton Simanowitz

Anton is a Programme Manager for the Instute for Development Studies. Anton is a socio-economist with 15 years experience in poverty-focussed development work and microfinance.

By Anton Simanowitz

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Customer Perspectives on Customer Empowerment

In a context where many low-income customers are unable to access financial services, CGAP is interested in learning more about what drives customers to become more empowered.
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Customer Views of Customer Empowerment Synthesis Report

This report provides a synthesis of learning from this research. Separate reports for each country provide more detailed description and analysis in India, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Philippines.
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Field Guide to Obtaining Customers' Views on Empowerment

This document provides guidance for discussion with customers of Financial Service Providers (FSPs) about their understanding of “customer empowerment.
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Views on Customer Empowerment: Findings from India

As part of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor’s (CGAP’s) work on customer empowerment, a series of consultations with financial services customers is being undertaken to try to understand the customer perspective on “customer empowerment.
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Haiti’s Graduation Pilot Final Evaluation,Promising Results

At the pilot stage, the program has demonstrated significant positive impact upon the lives of its members with 97% per cent of the 150 women that participated “graduating” out of the program.