Man looks at mobile phone, Kenya

CGAP’s global scan on digital financial services interoperability explores what it takes to exchange payments effectively.

Woman in field, India

CGAP takes a look at the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) program two years after its launch.

Green bean harvest, Kenya

Our blog series looks to deepen and broaden the discussion on how financial inclusion can help achieve the SDGs.


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.


March 17, 2017
It is time for DFIs to adopt an alternative approach to financial inclusion that prioritizes needed market changes. A shift to a market systems approach addresses this need and requires that DFIs carefully analyze each market to determine the key gaps, underlying causes, critical actors, and theory of change for bringing about sustainable market development.
March 3, 2017
This paper explores the landscape of measuring financial inclusion in the Arab world. The Arab Monetary Fund and its task force is working with CGAP, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and GIZ, among others, to advance measurement of financial inclusion in the Arab world.

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