Women work in a field | Photo Credit: Tatiana Sharapova, 2015 CGAP Photo Contest

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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.

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.

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


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
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
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.

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