Alice Nègre

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Alice Negre works on CGAP’s guidance for financial inclusion funders. In recent years, Alice has focused on promoting a systemic approach to financial inclusion by adapting generic guidelines and training material to the financial industry. She recently helped author A Systemic Approach to Financial Inclusion, an eLearning Course for Funders which learners can sign up for.

In her 19 years working in financial inclusion, Alice has launched and managed a microfinance rating agency, advised governments, sat on the board of microfinance institutions and advised SME banks, supervised demand side surveys, and facilitated market-wide consultations. She has also evaluated the financial inclusion operations of various development agencies and trained and supported their staff. She authored case studies, technical toolkits, research papers on financial inclusion topics, related to market facilitation and aid effectiveness.

Alice graduated from ESCP, Paris. She lives in London and speaks French.

By Alice Nègre


Setting Up Funders to Advance Inclusive Finance: 5 Recommendations

Development funders play a key role in advancing inclusive finance – they influence the dynamics of financial systems and transform the way they work to serve people living in poverty. Here, we share five actions funders can take to drive change.

Kickstarting CICO Rural Agent Network Innovation: 5 Tips for Funders

Based on pilots in five countries (Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Morocco and Pakistan), we share early insights on how funders can engage with stakeholders in Cash-in Cash-out (CICO) rural agent networks to kickstart innovation. 

Developing Rural Agent Networks: Emerging Guidance for Funders

Funders are uniquely positioned to help expand rural Cash-in / Cash-out (CICO) agent networks by leveraging their financial resources, technical knowledge and convening power to align the incentives and build capacity of market actors, so that they design and implement self-sustaining solutions.

Are Funders up to the Challenge of Building Rural Agent Networks?

Agent networks are crucial for advancing financial inclusion and other development goals. Here are six ways funders can encourage the expansion of agent networks in rural areas home to many of the world's low-income populations.

Rural Agent Networks: An Opportunity for Development Funders

Agent networks serve an important role in delivering digital financial services in rural areas, and they present an opportunity for funders to achieve development goals.