This Annual Report presents CGAP’s work in fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010). This work is described according to the key strategic areas set forth by CGAP’s members for 2003–2013.
Brazil is seen as a global leader in branchless banking and as an example of how banks have created wide-reaching branchless channels that use cards and point-of-sale (POS) devices at various retail locations.However, challenges remain.
India boasts a vibrant and fast growing economy with sophisticated banking and technology sectors. Nevertheless, most banks are not highly motivated to use branchless banking because they generally see branchless banking as a corporate social responsibility with limited-to-nonexistent business potential.
This report provides a comprehensive view of the performance of the microfinance sector in the Arab region, beginning with a 2006-2008 study of scale and outreach trends with a sample of 35 microfinance institutions (MFIs) and a special focus on the microfinance sector crisis in Morocco, the only country to register a decrease in outreach in 2008.
This report analyzes in detail the state of microfinance in 2008 throughout Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on key growth trends, major legal and regulatory changes, funding for microfinance, and performance of MFIs.