After proving the graduation approach lifts families out of poverty, CGAP hands the approach over to a new World Bank platform.

Regulatory sandboxes may help regulators promote financial inclusion innovations, but they are not a one-size-fits-all solution.

The Customer-Centric Guide provides resources and tools to bring customer-centered financial services to the poor. 

As data-related initiatives expand, funders need a clear strategy for how data ultimately benefits underserved populations.

CGAP research shows that consumer protection is not only the right thing to do, but often a wise business decision.

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About CGAP

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of 24 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

October 19, 2017
This study looks at Pakistan’s nearly decade-old experience with regulating digital financial services (referred in the local context as branchless banking) as a test case for the RIA Lite methodology,
October 11, 2017
Regulatory sandboxes may enable financial innovations that benefit excluded and underserved customers. In most cases, a regulatory sandbox is a framework set up by a financial sector regulator to allow small-scale, live testing of innovations by private firms in a controlled environment under the regulator’s supervision.

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