Publications

Focus Note
12 May 2014
This Focus Note presents the evidence gained from a comprehensive study of the experiences in developing and implementing e-payment schemes linked to financial inclusion in Haiti, Kenya, the Philippines, and Uganda. READ MORE »
Forum
22 April 2014
This paper seeks to explore the concept of a responsible exit along four strategic decisions: the timing of the equity sale, buyer selection, the governance and use of shareholder agreements to achieve social objectives, and how social and financial returns are balanced when selecting among bids. READ MORE »
Focus Note
29 April 2014
This paper proposes that the accumulating body of evidence supports policy makers’ assessments that developing inclusive financial systems is an important component for economic and social progress on the development agenda. READ MORE »
Working Paper
11 April 2014
While many banked people already use mobile banking in China, the country also has the potential to emerge as an important success story for branchless banking and financial inclusion and potentially a new paradigm. 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.

27 October 2014
This Focus Notes discusses lessons learned through the implementation of the SmartAid Index--a tool launched by CGAP in 2007 to measure and improve the effectiveness of funders in supporting financial inclusion.
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20 October 2014
The SmartAid Index measures whether funders are set up to support financial inclusion effectively. It is based on the simple premise that strong internal management systems lead to better projects on the ground.
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16 October 2014
CGAP has conducted eight human-centered design projects in seven countries. The lessons from these projects highlight both the challenges ahead and a possible way forward when it comes to integrating mobile money into the lives of the poor.
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