Publications

Carrot farmer, Bangladesh
30 May 2017
CGAP conducted a nationally representative survey of smallholder households in Bangladesh in 2016. The survey explored the agricultural and nonagricultural activities, financial practices and interests, and challenges and aspirations of smallholder families in Bangladesh. READ MORE »
Woman fills a container with water
26 April 2017
This Brief on digital finance in the water sector looks at how people currently access water service, and finds that it varies from urban to peri-urban to rural areas. READ MORE »
Apps in India Cover
27 March 2017
Smartphone applications offer a powerful tool for financial service providers to offer services to their customers—if done right. CGAP reviewed six smartphone apps currently available in India to find out what design elements are essential to fully deliver on the promise of marrying a financial service with a smartphone interface. READ MORE »
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About Publications

CGAP publications cover a wide range of financial inclusion topics and are a premier resource for stakeholders interested in advancing financial access for the world’s poor. We focus on evidence-based research and each paper goes through a rigorous peer-review process.

22 August 2018
This Brief presents opportunities for the new wave of blended finance and points to areas that deserve further attention to optimize the use of different funding sources to advance responsible financial inclusion.
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22 August 2018
Blended finance arrangements are emerging every year that mitigate risks and unlock revenue, bringing private capital into the water sector where it is sorely needed. This presentation shows that efficient, customer-centric providers are using digital finance to expand access and provide better service.
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English (35 pages)
21 August 2018
Smallholder families that use agricultural insurance can increase investments in more productive farming and nonfarming ventures as they feel more confident in managing related risks. However, significantly scaling the use of agricultural insurance among smallholders has been difficult in many parts of the world, especially in Africa.
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English (4 pages)
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