Join a live chat on May 5 to discuss early insights that are unfolding from CGAP's work with smallholder households.

The 2014 Global Findex database shows that 700 million adults have joined the financial system in the last three years. 

CGAP’s latest Forum publication explores M-Shwari and examines what a critical gap it fills for Kenyan households.

International funders committed at least $31 billion to financial inclusion in 2013, according to the CGAP Funders' Survey.

A new video highlights the potential for digital data to transform financial services for the poor. But there are risks.


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.


April 3, 2015
This Focus Note shares early insights from CGAP's ongoing Smallholder Diaries, providing a first look at the financial lives of smallholder households not only as agricultural producers, but also as consumers, laborers, and off-farm entrepreneurs.
April 2, 2015
Offered as a collaboration between the Commercial Bank of Africa and mobile network operator Safaricom through its mobile money service M-PESA, M-Shwari has piqued the interest of mobile money watchers looking for the next innovation to drive financial inclusion globally.

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