Blog Series

Pioneered by BRAC in Bangladesh, the Graduation Approach aims to move people out of extreme poverty and into sustainable livelihoods. It has been characterized from the...

Learning from a project with Janalakshmi, an Indian microfinance institution with more than a million customers, this multi-part blog series explores what it takes to...

CGAP holds that smartphones are likely to become the main interface for mobile money use. A well-designed interface will drive growth, profitability and a...

The Russian Federation presents a picture of rapid and accelerating change in the financial inclusion landscape for lower income Russians in the years since transition to...

An estimated 500 million smallholder families live on less than $2 a day. Smallholder families are not only agricultural producers. They are also consumers who have...

This series of four posts draws on two new pieces of research from Brazil, a survey on the use of agents from Bankable Frontier Associates, and a financial diaries project...

Policymakers in emerging markets are only recently starting to use behavioral methods to address consumer protection challenges. Making financial markets fair for poor...

This kicks-off a blog series on over-indebtedness. Over the coming weeks we’ll be featuring a variety of voices from across the globe on this topic. We welcome your...

Information is a key component of any functional market: quality information can provide the necessary incentives to market actors to enter a market, expand offerings, and...

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