News and Press Releases

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.
May 25, 2017
CEO Greta Bull outlined the six themes shaping CGAP's thinking for its five-year strategy that begins July 2018 in her annual address to the Council of Governors.
May 18, 2017
Carolina Trivelli, an economist specializing in financial inclusion and the former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in Peru, was elected chair of the Executive Committee for CGAP at its annual meeting.
May 5, 2017
CGAP is looking to work with digital financial service providers, fintechs, and other organizations that have well-established financial inclusion assets and capabilities to share via open APIs.
April 28, 2017
CGAP and the World Bank Group’s State and Peacebuilding Fund released a timely report that sheds light on the importance of quality financial services during periods of humanitarian crises.

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