A mobile phone and Kenyan Shillings

M-PESA fundamentally altered the landscape of Kenyan financial services, but some misconceptions remain.

Two boys in Tanzania hold a mobile phone

Help CGAP in a global effort to identify the range of cutting-edge digital finance solutions targeting lower income customers.

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. 


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.


October 1, 2014
This report follows up on a 2012 CGAP Financial Inclusion Landscaping study in Russia on the need for comprehensive and detailed data on financial inclusion—and exclusion—in Russia.
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?

From Our Blog

02 October 2014
Why are there so few vibrant capacity building service markets for financial services providers? And...
01 October 2014
M-PESA and its 12.6 million active customers have fundamentally altered the landscape of financial services...
29 September 2014
After experimenting with SMS messages with Tanzanian microfinance loan applicants, First Access determined that customers...