From the Ground Up: Building Assets Through Development Finance
This publication articulates our development finance grantmaking strategy. To emerge from poverty, low-income people need reliable sources of adequate income, strategies to minimize risk, and the ability to build, manage and control financial assets. At the Ford Foundation, we believe that building upon people’s existing resources and capacities is the starting point in a process that leads to economic security that can be maintained over generations. Also available in Spanish and Chinese.