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Financial inclusion offers an opportunity to bridge the humanitarian-development divide. Learn more in new research.

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Submit proposals by June 9 to advance useful, sustainable, and scalable financial solutions for low-income customers.

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India's new financial infrastructure has been making headlines. We take a closer look at some key lessons to date.


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 26, 2017
This Brief on digital finance in the water sector looks at how people currently access water service, and finds that it varies from urban to peri-urban to rural areas.
April 24, 2017
Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. While the nature and incidences of these crises vary significantly, they affect millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable.

From Our Blog

25 May 2017
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23 May 2017
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17 May 2017
Building financial inclusion goals into humanitarian programs could have long-term benefits for aid recipients.