Microfinance Gateway Becomes FinDev Gateway, Reflecting its Broadening Scope

Microfinance Gateway is an independent knowledge platform of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2018 – The Microfinance Gateway, CGAP’s independent knowledge platform, is changing its name to FinDev Gateway. The new brand reflects the platform’s broadening scope in recognition of the role financial inclusion plays in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“The new name, FinDev, which stands for ‘Financial Inclusion for Development’, is part of a strategic repositioning of the Gateway, which has evolved from a microfinance online repository established nearly 20 years ago into a knowledge-sharing platform engaging the broader financial inclusion community,” said Greta Bull, CEO of CGAP.

While microfinance practitioners continue to be an important part of FinDev Gateway’s community, its users now include financial service providers, technology firms, investors and other practitioners in the financial inclusion space. FinDev Gateway will continue to provide easy access to publications, news, events and jobs through its resource library. However, it will place a stronger emphasis on timely and relevant knowledge sharing from practitioners in the field through various mediums: blogs, interviews, webinars and communities of practice.

FinDev’s regional platforms - French, Spanish and Arabic - will continue to enable practitioners to draw lessons, learn and adapt from the experiences of peers in or outside of their respective regions.


About FinDev Gateway

FinDev Gateway is CGAP’s independent knowledge platform where the global financial inclusion community comes together to share lessons and ideas on making financial services work for poor people. The platform is a public good available to anyone interested in financial inclusion. In addition to the English site serving a global audience, the Gateway has three regional platforms in French, Spanish and Arabic, which focus on their respective audiences in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Arab world.

Find out more: http://www.FinDevGateway.org 

Follow @FinDevGateway on Twitter and find FinDev on Facebook

For more information: 

FinDev Gateway: Valdete Berisha | [email protected]

About CGAP

CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders on advancing financial services as a means to improve the lives of poor people. Housed at the World Bank, it is an independent global partnership of more than 30 bilateral and multilateral development agencies, private foundations and leading development finance institutions. The Executive Committee functions as CGAP's Board of Directors, overseeing strategic direction and providing guidance to CGAP staff. The Council of Governors, which was holding its 2018 annual meeting in Dakar, Senegal, is made up of CGAP members and is responsible for setting broad policies, budget and strategy.