Grameen Foundation USA awarded GFSPL with the Certificate of Completion for its Basic, Advanced and Tracking Over Time Standards of the use of Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI). Grameen Foundation defines the PPI as "a simple and accurate tool that measures poverty levels of groups and individuals. Using the PPI, MFIs can better determine their clients’ needs, which programs are most effective, how quickly clients leave poverty, and what helps them to move out of poverty faster.” GFSPL adopted the tool in 2008 and has meticulously collected the PPI data from its clients. Thus the organization has been able to assess the progress of its clients from the poverty level they were in when they became its members. The efforts of GFSPL in using the PPI has now been recognized.