Blog Series

For decades, donors have been devoting significant resources to microfinance and financial inclusion. Over $25 billion had been committed as of December 2011, according to...

The most recent Findex found that of the world's 2 billion unbanked, 1.1 billion are women. Women face unique obstacles in accessing financial services, some of which...

This blog series coincides with the release of comparable cross-country demand-side data on how the world’s poor save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk.  The World...

Investing in recourse and complaints-handling systems that serve low-income consumers can advance and reinforce responsible financial inclusion, according to the CGAP...

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This series on gender and finance will provide an overview of some of the key themes that affect the financial inclusion of women today. Featuring views from leading...

Despite ongoing efforts to serve the world’s 450 million smallholder households—the largest client segment by livelihood of those living under $2 a day—little is known...

In this series, three pioneering insurance supervisors from Ghana, Pakistan and South Africa share their experiences regulating inclusive insurance vis-à-vis the work of...

India’s Ministry of Finance released the much awaited draft microfinance bill which is to be introduced in the country’s parliament shortly. This is a short series of...

A blog series on international remittances through mobile banking channels.

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