Molly Tolzmann

Financial Sector Specialist

Molly Tolzmann has worked in financial inclusion since 2014. Her work at CGAP is focused on coordination, effectiveness, and transparency in funder operations. She leads the CGAP Annual Cross-Border Funder Survey, contributes to CGAP’s funder learning and guidance initiatives, and supports engagement with CGAP’s Council of Governors.

Before joining CGAP, she designed print and digital learning products on savings groups and microfinance associations for the SEEP Network. She has worked on visual ethnographies and conducted qualitative research at an array of global field sites, including the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Molly has a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota.  

By Molly Tolzmann


2022 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

The 2022 CGAP Funder Survey looks at the latest trends in international funding for financial inclusion. Understanding the funding landscape can support better funding decisions and coordination, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for underserved people and communities worldwide.

Five Opportunities for Funding Transparency in Financial Inclusion

Transparency around funding for financial inclusion is critical to effective funder decision-making and coordination, and broader impact. Drawing on findings from our latest Funder Survey, we share five opportunities to improve transparency.

2021 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

CGAP’s annual Funder Survey breaks down financial inclusion funding data to offer new intelligence about who’s doing what and where—insights that could be used to inform future development programming and coordination, to ultimately impact the lives of people living in poverty.

2020 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

International funders committed approximately US$58 billion to financial inclusion in 2020, a $6 billion increase from the prior year. Commitments from public funders continued to drive growth.

Inclusive Finance in Fragile Countries: Advancing a Vital Agenda

With 80% of the world’s poorest expected to be living in fragile countries by 2030, fighting poverty means addressing fragility. Though often overlooked, underdeveloped financial systems and financial exclusion are key aspects of fragility.