CGAP and Harvesting Explore Use of Alternative Data in Credit Scores

CGAP and Harvesting Inc., a California-based financial technology firm, are partnering to develop a new credit scoring mechanism for smallholder farmers in Uganda to improve their access to loans.

CGAP Partnerships Explore Impact of Open APIs on Financial Inclusion

CGAP today announces partnerships with five companies that are committed to opening their systems and data to third parties.

CGAP 12th Annual Photo Contest Winners

Every year CGAP invites photographers from around the world to illustrate with original and compelling images the impact that financial inclusion can have on the over 2 billion unbanked people.

CGAP Announces New Platform for Graduation Approach

CGAP is now handing the Graduating the Poor Initiative over as the foundation for a new platform at the World Bank.

CGAP Welcomes New Members to Its Executive Committee

CGAP welcomed five new members to its Executive Committee, the governing body that functions as CGAP’s board of directors.

CGAP Launches Customer-Centric Guide

CGAP today launched the Customer-Centric Guide, a web-based collection of toolkits and experiments to help financial service providers deliver products and services that better meet the needs of low-income customers.

CGAP and Pula Partner to Bring Satellite-Based Insurance to Farmers

Today, CGAP and Pula Advisors announced their partnership to bring satellite-based agricultural insurance to smallholder farmers in Nigeria.

Carolina Trivelli Elected New Chair of CGAP’s Executive Committee

Carolina Trivelli, an economist specializing in financial inclusion and the former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in Peru, was elected chair of the Executive Committee for CGAP at its annual meeting on Thursday.

Humanitarian Crises: Financial Services Can Improve Resilience

CGAP and the World Bank Group’s State and Peacebuilding Fund released a timely report that sheds light on the importance of quality financial services during periods of humanitarian crises.

CGAP Finds Technology Alone Cannot Deliver Successful Interoperability

No matter how well designed the technology, interoperability in digital financial services will not reach its full potential unless the right business structure and incentives are in place, CGAP found in its new report.