Robert Peck Christen

By Robert Peck Christen


Inclusive Finance and Segmenting Smallholder Farmers

Not all smallholder farmers are the same. Of the 500 million smallholders in low- and middle-income countries, many need specialized financial services tailored to their agricultural activities.

Segmentation of Smallholder Households

This paper examines the challenge of providing financial services that support the multiple goals of rural households.

A Guide to Regulation and Supervision of Microfinance

This Guide updates CGAP’s 2003 Guiding Principles on Regulation and Supervision of Microfinance. The revisions reflect continuing developments in the global state of financial access for poor and low-income customers.

What Does Focusing on the Client Really Mean?

Perhaps, we should start the conversation with family finances, how the poor generate their income, and the big expenses they incur along the way.

Due Diligence Guidelines for the Review of Microcredit Loan Portfolios

These guidelines help analysts evaluate the accuracy of accounting and performance reports about an MFI's portfolio, and the MFI’s compliance with its own portfolio management policies.