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20 March 2018
Funding for financial inclusion in Africa has reached $4.7 billion, up 270 percent over the past several years. So which countries are getting the most funding? And are these investments making a difference?
02 January 2018
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Funder commitments to financial inclusion reached a historic high of $37 billion in 2016. See what else the latest CGAP funder survey reveals.
12 June 2017
Sabah and her young child in Al Minieh Informal Tented Settlement, North Lebanon.
From partnering with the right providers to removing policy constraints, there are several things development and humanitarian actors can do to forge a stronger link between humanitarian cash transfers and financial inclusion.
12 April 2017
Field planting
Getting market facilitation right and making markets work for the poor starts by asking the right questions.
27 March 2017
Woman cooks ugali
What does FSD Kenya's experience over the last 10 years reveal about how to make market systems work for the poor? Here are three takeaways.
01 March 2017
Women carry produce, Kenya
Market facilitation has become a well-known approach to development, but evidence on how best to apply it in the field remains limited. New case studies from Africa point toward numerous lessons.
23 February 2017
Women at market, Niger
Market facilitation has become a common approach to making financial markets work for the poor. This post kicks off a new series to explore how this approach can be used effectively.
15 December 2016
Chart: Financial Inclusion Funding
What direction is funding for financial inclusion headed? The results are in from the annual CGAP and MIX Cross-Border Funder Survey.
16 June 2016
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Floating Market, Vietnam | Photo Credit: Thanh Hai Nguyen, 2011 CGAP Photo Contest
A market systems approach to financial inclusion seeks to identify the root causes that prevent low-income people from accessing and using financial services. The program diagnostic process should be designed and implemented through a systems lens.
10 May 2016
Equity investing can play a broader role in building inclusive financial markets. CGAP research reveals three key leverage points that equity investors can use to engage with investees in ways that develop the market.


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