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Navigating the Next Wave of Blended Finance for Financial Inclusion

This Brief presents opportunities for the new wave of blended finance and points to areas that deserve further attention to optimize the use of different funding sources to advance responsible financial inclusion.
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Key Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion in 2016

The CGAP Cross-Border Funder Survey shows that funder commitments to financial inclusion reached a historic high of US$37 billion in 2016.
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Financial Inclusion Measurement in the Arab World

This paper explores the landscape of measuring financial inclusion in the Arab world. The Arab Monetary Fund and its task force is working with CGAP, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and GIZ, among others, to advance measurement of financial inclusion in the Arab world.
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Taking Stock: Recent Trends in International Funding in 2015

This Brief highlights findings from CGAP’s annual Cross-Border Funder Survey. New commitments in 2015 increased total funding for financial inclusion to $34 billion. Between 2013 and 2015, about one-third of funders decreased their portfolios, while the remainder maintained or increased their commitments.
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Leveraging Equity Investments to Build Inclusive Financial Markets

As impact investing continues to gain traction, DFIs and social investors have a unique opportunity to use their equity funding instrument to contribute further to the development of financially inclusive markets and achieve sustainable impact.
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Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion in 2014

After steadily increasing in previous years, international funding of financial inclusion is estimated to have plateaued at $31 billion in 2014.
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Spotlight on International Funders' Commitments to Financial Inclusion in 2013

This Brief analyzes trends in the international funding landscape based on CGAP research. In 2013, international funders committed at least $31 billion to support financial inclusion—an estimated increase of 7 percent on average per year between 2011 and 2013.
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Facilitating the Market for Capacity Building Services

This Focus Note addresses the question: what does it take to facilitate a sustainable, commercially viable market for capacity building services delivered to financial service providers?
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Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion in 2012

International funders have been adapting their priorities to meet this broader vision of financial inclusion, as reflected in the 2012 CGAP Funder Survey. This Brief analyzes trends in the international funding landscape for financial inclusion.
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A New Look at Microfinance Apexes

This paper reviews recent experience with apex facilities that support institutions delivering retail financial services to poor and low-income clients.