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29 January 2013
The report finds that Myanmar’s banking sector so far has found it commercially challenging to extend financial access to the poor. As a result, fewer than 20 people out of 100 have access to formal financial services, with most people relying on family savings or costly alternatives such as informal money lenders.
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28 December 2012
This Annual Report presents CGAP’s work in Fiscal Year 2012 (1 July 2011 through 30 June 2012). Our key achievements are described according to the key strategic areas set forth by CGAP’s members for FY2009–FY2013, along with a recently added focus area around clients.
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01 July 2012

The latest Microfinance Banana Skins ranks the risk perceptions of practitioners and observers of the microfinance sector. Responses this year focused on microfinance institutions' ability to adapt and manage a sound business in such a fast-growing environment.

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01 July 2012

This Brief highlights some early experience on the potential of digital footprints from mobile phone use.

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01 June 2012
Financial Access 2011 provides an overview of data sources and discusses select methodological supply-side data issues. It includes a discussion with leading experts on financial inclusion data.
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25 May 2012

As existing and trusted institutions with large branch networks reaching rural areas, Arab postal networks have the potential to be powerful tools in the fight for greater financial inclusion in the Arab World.

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15 May 2012

This paper explores the KGFS model as it is applied in various parts of India.

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15 May 2012
This Brief addresses the need for a deeper understanding of the financial needs of poor people. It takes a specific look at segmentation in Mexico.
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01 May 2012
In 1995, the World Bank and a set of leading donors formed CGAP for the purpose of advancing access to financial services for poor families in the developing world. Since then, CGAP has made a number of important leadership contributions, influencing the evolution of the field from its early focus on microcredit to a broader concept of microfinance, then access to finance, and most recently, financial inclusion.
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15 February 2012

This Focus Note first describes the challenges of the broader financial inclusion landscape and then explores three promising roles government can play in developing more financially inclusive ecosystems.

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