Past Events

Video chats

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...

Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Food System

The shock of COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-generation chance to fundamentally change global systems. With the vulnerabilities of the food system exposed, there is growing momentum to revisit this complex web of global relationships to ensure that...

Inspiring Partnerships for Digital Innovations in Smallholder Finance

In this webinar series, hosted by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, businesses and policymakers shared insights and recommendations on how they’ve managed to build partnerships and pilot digital technology solutions that boost bottom lines while...

Making Effective Use of Grants and Technical Assistance to Support Financial Institutions: Lessons for Funders and Implementers

Financial institutions in emerging economies require multi-dimensional support, both through investment capital and non-commercial instruments, such as grants and technical assistance, to innovate and sustainably scale products and services, to reach...

The Future of Work: Remaking Rural Employment after COVID-19

What does the future of work look like after COVID-19, especially in rural areas? Can youth create digitally-enabled agricultural livelihoods, hand in hand with the technology revolution and increasing demand for food, or are all the real...

Strengthening the Collective Voice of Consumers in the Financial Sector

Earlier this year, CGAP partnered with Consumers International, the global membership organization of consumer groups, to explore the current and potential status of consumer organizations in engaging in consumer financial protection. Consumers...

Electric Bankers: Empowering Households Through Utility-Enabled Financing

Access to electricity can be transformational, but only if people also have access to the appliances and technologies needed for its use. In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 1 in 3 households has a television, 1 in 6 has a refrigerator, and 1 in 9 owns a...

Managing Liquidity and Cash-Out for Social Payments During COVID-19

The Better Than Cash Alliance and CGAP are co-hosting a webinar on delivering government-to-person (G2P) payments in a way that expands choice while managing liquidity and cash-out in innovative ways.