The important question about platform work isn’t so much whether it is good or bad: it’s whether there are ways to make it better. Here are three reasons why CGAP is looking at how financial services could help improve platform workers' livelihoods.
Rapid growth in credit sectors, even if motivated by a desire for social impact, can lead to overindebted customers and insolvent lenders. For funders, it is important to recognize that investing in asset finance is investing in risk management.
Small and medium businesses are vital to the Arab world’s economic growth but face a massive financing gap. CGAP finds that only 5% of fintechs offer financing to these businesses today. Here are some that do.