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March 12, 2018
CGAP today launched a new research tool to help financial services providers learn quickly and easily about the demand among smallholder families for financial services.
January 23, 2018
CGAP and Harvesting are helping Uganda's largest microfinance institution to use alternative data to make better lending decisions to smallholder farmers.
January 22, 2018
CGAP announces five new partnerships to shed light on how digital financial services providers can use open APIs to spur innovation for poor customers.
December 13, 2017
CGAP announces the winners of its annual photo contest to illustrate the impact that financial inclusion can have on the over 2 billion unbanked people around the world.
October 13, 2017
CGAP has proven that the graduation approach is one of the most effective ways to help poor families lift themselves out of poverty. Now, CGAP is handing the program over to the World Bank.
September 28, 2017
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) welcomed five new members to its Executive Committee, the governing body that functions as CGAP’s board of directors.
September 27, 2017
The Customer-Centric Guide is a web-based collection of toolkits and experiments to help financial service providers deliver products and services that better meet the needs of low-income customers.
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September 5, 2017
CGAP's Timothy Lyman spoke at the Bank of Ghana's 60th anniversary celebration about opportunities that digital financial services provide to banks and non-banks alike.
July 25, 2017
Help capture and share the impact of financial inclusion around the world by submitting photos to the 2017 CGAP Photo Contest, now open for entries.
July 17, 2017
Many of Nigeria's 18 million smallholders limit investment in their farms because they do not have insurance to protect them against bad harvests. CGAP and Pula Advisors are exploring how satellite data could make it cheaper and easier to provide these farmers with insurance, giving them the confidence they need to invest in the future.

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