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.

A young mother creates wooden dolls

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

May 24, 2016
Smallholder farmers in Tanzania face a range of challenges, including obtaining and paying for quality seeds, fertilizer, and pesticide, and transporting goods to market along run down road networks.
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 June 2016
One ongoing debate in digital financial services concerns whether customers should be able to earn...
27 June 2016
While the Graduation Approach was initially designed for the extreme poor, UNHCR believes that the...
24 June 2016
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India sparked optimism for greater financial inclusion last year when it created a new category...