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Hear from a wide range of technical experts, thought leaders, and financial service users as we explore new trends, controversies, and developments in inclusive finance.


What is the frontier of financial inclusion? There is a geographical frontier: people in rural areas are more often financially excluded. There is a technological frontier in the form of a digital divide. But there’s also a social frontier, often appearing through social norms that dictate who can, and can’t, use financial services. What can we learn from Women’s Micro Bank in Papua New Guinea which used biometric technology to push geographical, technological and social boundaries?

The spread of digital technology and infrastructure has given rise to fintech, but it’s also driven the popularity of non-financial services like social media apps, gig platforms, and e-commerce sites. “Embedded finance” refers to the integration of financial tools into this growing array of services. What forms will embedded finance take in the future? What are the biggest opportunities and risks and what players are driving it in different regions?

Typhoon Rai made landfall in the Philippines in December 2021, killing over 400 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage. With such extreme weather events becoming more common due to climate change, financial services can make households more resilient and adaptive. What is the role of insurance and other financial services in climate change mitigation and adaptation?

Influence Stories

These stories highlight examples of CGAP’s influence in the financial sector over the years, in terms of stakeholder focus, interventions and activities, and the overall impact.

News & Events

Keep up with the inclusive finance and financial inclusion community. Check out the latest news from across the sector, and an extensive calendar of events and events hosted by a wide range of organizations.