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Cross-border Funding of Microfinance

This Focus Note draws on data from CGAP’s annual surveys on cross-border funding (2009, 2010) to provide an overview of the microfinance funding landscape and trends in cross-border funding.
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Reaching the Poorest: Lessons from the Graduation Model

This paper highlights the lessons learned from the CGAP–Ford Foundation Graduation Program, a series of 10 pilot projects in eight countries.
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CGAP-MIX 2010 Eastern Europe and Central Asia Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report

This report explores how MFIs, policy makers, and funders in ECA have begun to adjust to the new risks and challenges presented by the 2009 twin economic and financial crises.
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Regulating Banking Agents

This Focus Note reviews global regulation of the use of agents by banks (and where noted, nonbank service providers) and focuses on four questions related to the safe and scalable use of agents.
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Microfinance Banana Skins 2011

Now in its third year, the report reflects changing perceptions of risk in a dynamic and fast-moving industry. Microfinance has come of age, and with that, new issues have arisen.
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Agent Management Toolkit

This guide presents practical advice to providers on how to build a viable network of agents, which is a critical component of a branchless banking service.
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Small and Medium Enterprises

This paper introduces a new dataset to fill a gap in the small and medium enterprise data landscape. In addition, it provides the first set of results of analyses with this new dataset, predicting the global small and medium enterprise lending volume to be $10 trillion.
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Consumer Protection Laws and Regulations in Deposit and Loan Services

This paper presents the results of a survey on consumer protection regulations in 142 countries. It also compiles comprehensive information on laws and regulations relevant for consumer protection and discusses a number of challenges related to empirical analyses of financial consumer protection to enable crosscountry comparison.
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Access to Financial Services and the Financial Inclusion Agenda around the World

CGAP and the World Bank launched the Financial Access project, including a cross-country database on financial inclusion topics and an annual report to inform the policy debate.
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Implementing the Client Protection Principles

This second edition reflects the developments in implementation and practices of the Client Protection Principles into investors’ policies and processes over the past year.