A man crouching on a small boat partaking in cormorant fishing.

The First Prize winner of the 2014 CGAP Photo Contest is Soh Yew Kiat of Malaysia. Read more about the winners and finalists.

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Explore CGAP's interactive publication that explains the lessons learned from seven HCD projects in eight countries.

Two boys in Tanzania hold a mobile phone

Help CGAP in a global effort to identify the range of cutting-edge digital finance solutions targeting lower income customers.

Fishing in India

Explore and discuss this guide from CGAP and the Ford Foundation that draws on lessons from 10 pilot programs. 


About CGAP

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.


October 27, 2014
This Focus Notes discusses lessons learned through the implementation of the SmartAid Index--a tool launched by CGAP in 2007 to measure and improve the effectiveness of funders in supporting financial inclusion.
October 16, 2014
CGAP has conducted eight human-centered design projects in seven countries. The lessons from these projects highlight both the challenges ahead and a possible way forward when it comes to integrating mobile money into the lives of the poor.

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