A farmer in Turkey rakes the fields.

A CGAP brief finds 5 risks consumers face when receiving digital social payments. Not all customers have a positive experience.

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Find out more about the cultural and legal barriers that are leaving 1.1 billion of the world's women unbanked.

How do smallholders manage their money? What challenges do they face? What financial solutions can help? Explore the research.

The CGAP Funders Survey finds that international funding for financial inclusion reached $31 billion in 2014.

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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.

Publications

April 29, 2016
This research paper covers the “Financial Inclusion for the Rural Poor Using Agent Networks” project, which was conducted to gain a better understanding of the impact of different strategies to promote financial inclusion among rural poor households in Peru.
April 29, 2016
Financial institutions serving the poor can offer a range of savings, insurance, and even nonfinancial products in addition to their core credit products. Bundling these products into one packaged sale can be a cost-effective distribution strategy and a means to differentiate the provider’s offering by its added value to clients.

From Our Blog

28 April 2016
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