Spotlight on Regulators: Open Banking and Financial Inclusion

Building on CGAP’s paper, Open Banking: How To Design for Financial Inclusion, this webinar featured regulators in Latin America and Africa who are implementing or planning to implement open banking regimes in emerging markets. A particular focus was...

Agent Network Journeys Towards the Last Mile: Lessons from China, Colombia, India, Indonesia and Kenya

CGAP and its partners conducted deep dive studies in five leading financial markets and presented findings from Kenya, Colombia, India, Indonesia and China.

Microfinance and the Poor in Times of Crisis

Leaders in the the MFI sector presented on how they are working to support poor people severely hit by the twin crises of a global health pandemic and economic downturn.

Why a Regulatory Sandbox? Insights from Regulators in Kenya, Morocco and Philippines

In this webinar, the following panel of experts discussed how to implement a regulatory sandbox or whether to choose an alternate tool. Three regulators provided insights from their practical experiences with new approaches to managing financial...

What Makes Digital Banking Inclusive? Case Studies from Emerging Markets

Digital technology has greatly expanded access to financial services over the last decade, but the quality and range of services available to low-income customers remains limited. While mobile money providers, microfinance institutions, and other...

Webinar Series: Unlocking Women's Financial Inclusion in Africa

CGAP, in partnership with Cenfri and Afriqinsights and with support from SECO, facilitated a two-part webinar series focused on surfacing and dissecting practical solutions to addressing the gap in women’s financial inclusion in Africa. The series...

Open Banking: How to Design for Financial Inclusion

CGAP's Ariadne Plaitakis presented what types of open banking-enabled products and business models CGAP believes would be most beneficial for financial inclusion, and how these may alleviate pain points of low-income individuals.
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Collecting and Applying Data on Smallholder Agriculture During COVID-19

Collecting data and understanding rural and agricultural livelihoods have always been challenging. Now, facing COVID-19 and related restrictions, understanding customers and developing financial solutions that meet their needs is even harder. To...

How Is COVID-19 Impacting the Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions?

How is COVID-19 impacting MFIs' portfolio quality? Are microfinance institutions (MFIs) facing a liquidity crisis? Is the solvency of institutions at risk? Launched on June 1, 2020, CGAP's Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) is...

Online Workshop Series: Debt Restructuring in Microfinance During COVID-19

Microfinance providers around the world have come under significant pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. To address emerging liquidity issues, many providers are exploring adjustments to their funding structures. CGAP is organizing two online...