There are 500 million smallholder households globally. Meet a few who've shared their financial dreams and challenges with CGAP.

What exactly are PAYGo solar companies? How can investors evaluate them? Learn more in this joint CGAP-IFC paper.

Based on in-depth interviews, this paper explores why poor customers purchase pay-as-you-go solar energy and how they afford it.

The 2017 CGAP Funders Survey shows commitments to financial inclusion have reached a historic high of $37 billion.

Sign up for the Customer Centricity event in India, February 19 - 22, to learn how to meet the needs of poor customers.


About CGAP

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of more than 30 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.


February 8, 2018
The FY2017 annual report reflects our work during our current strategy period, CGAP V, in each of our eight initiatives.
February 7, 2018
How do you increase financial inclusion when the most vulnerable and financially excluded part of your population becomes host to a massive, even more vulnerable, and even less financially included group of refugees? This is a question the Central Bank of Jordan has been trying to answer.

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