Green bean harvest, Kenya

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

Harvesting rice

This series explores crosscutting topics affecting standard-setters as they adapt to a fast-changing financial landscape.

Cocoa farmers use mobile phones in Côte d’Ivoire

Learn more about an innovative pilot project conducted with smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire.

Graphic showing relationship between off-grid solar and digital finance in Africa

In Africa, synergies in the distribution of energy and financial services have created a high-growth opportunity for providers.


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.


May 24, 2016
This report examines how smallholder families in Tanzania manage their income and expenses, along with the challenges they face that often lead to financial instability. These findings are based on a nationally representative survey of smallholder households conducted in 2015.
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.

From Our Blog

23 September 2016
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19 September 2016
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19 September 2016
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