Women look at a mobile phone screen, Indonesia

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

Man stands near his home, Ethiopia

The landscape of financial inclusion is changing. Read about CGAP's progress and activities in Fiscal Year 2016.

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.


January 17, 2017
The paper reviews how USAID, through two programs and in partnership with a series of market actors, helped change the microfinance market dynamics in the Philippines—from a specialized activity with limited outreach and highly dependent on subsidized credit, to a more inclusive and robust market-driven segment of the financial sector.
December 28, 2016
This annual report documents CGAP's progress and activities in Fiscal Year 2016.

From Our Blog

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