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June 23, 2015
As CGAP celebrates ten years of successfully highlighting exceptional photography from amateurs and professionals from around the world, its 2015 Photo Contest is now open for entries.
June 18, 2015
A new CGAP report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the risks customers face when using digital financial services. It also identifies promising solutions to help digital finance providers strengthen risk mitigation, which in turn will boost consumers’ trust in and use of innovative services.
May 14, 2015
A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health. Published in Science, the research tested the effectiveness of an approach known as the “Graduation model” in six countries by following 21,000 of the world’s poorest people for three years.
May 4, 2015
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), today announced the appointment of Greta Bull as its new CEO. As CGAP’s CEO, Ms. Bull is also a Director at the World Bank Group.
April 15, 2015
Does your company or organization offer financial services to low-income customers, and face a challenge with dormant accounts, customer churn, dropouts, or policy lapses?
March 25, 2015
Funders committed at least $31 billion in 2013 to advance financial inclusion, according to the results of 2014 CGAP Funders’ Survey.
March 19, 2015
Until recently, achieving financial inclusion for the world’s unbanked poor was a pressing goal with perplexing obstacles.
March 3, 2015
A new study from CGAP identifies 108 cutting edge digital financial services that offer customers functionality extending beyond sending payments, such as savings, loans, insurance, and financial management.
February 22, 2014

From Brazil to Afghanistan, policymakers said they saw the benefit of integrating the Graduation

February 21, 2014

Leading researchers say their latest studies of the Graduation Approach offer strong evidence for


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