Hand loom industry

A new blog series explores the implications of "big data" for global financial inclusion.

Fishing in India

Explore and discuss this guide from CGAP and the Ford Foundation that draws on lessons from 10 pilot programs. 

Students in the Philippines enjoy a new classroom
Today, youth represent nearly half of the world’s population; tomorrow, they will be adults in need of financial services.

How is digital finance making modern, small-scale solar energy solutions more affordable and accessible to poor communities?

A rainy afternoon
Share your photos to join the ranks of talented photographers who are telling the global story of financial inclusion through images.

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.


September 15, 2014
This Focus Note addresses the question: what does it take to facilitate a sustainable, commercially viable market for capacity building services delivered to financial service providers?
September 9, 2014
This Focus Note provides an overview of recent relevant FATF standards and guidance, highlighting opportunities for financial inclusion-friendly policymaking to fight money laundering and terrorist financing.

From Our Blog

29 September 2014
After experimenting with SMS messages with Tanzanian microfinance loan applicants, First Access determined that customers...
25 September 2014
Off Grid Electric (OGE) is a solar company in Tanzania that provides low-cost energy services...
24 September 2014
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Innovators, often in developed markets, are piloting powerful new value propositions for customers building on...