Lucia Spaggiari

Lucia Spaggiari is innovation director at MFR.


By Lucia Spaggiari


Which Kind of Microfinance Institutions Can Serve Women Best?

CGAP and MFR analysis of 300+ MFIs explores the trends, challenges, and successes in closing the gender credit gap for smaller borrowers and identifies optimal designs for supporting more women clients, more equitably, and in more parts of the world.

In a Post-Pandemic World, How Healthy Are MFIs?

CGAP analysis with MFR of MFIs post-COVID suggests that there seems to be a cluster of institutions still experiencing high credit risk, and unfortunately, the smallest institutions seem to be facing the biggest problems.

What Have We Learned from Recent PAYGo Off-Grid Solar Analysis?

CGAP and partners recently performed a sectoral analysis of PAYGo off-grid solar firms, with initial insights shared here. The work has greatly contributed to standardization, clarifying the investment opportunity and encouraging further funding.

COVID-19 and Microfinance: What the Data Says About Risk in the Sector

What impact has COVID-19 had on microfinance so far? What are likely future scenarios? Learn more in this blog post, which summarizes key findings from CGAP and MFR's research that began in June 2020.