A smallholder family in Tanzania

In this short documentary, CGAP checks in with the financial diaries of smallholder families project in Mbeya, Tanzania.

Physical Bitcoins, by Antana on Flickr

Two blog posts from CGAP offer a new perspective on the applications of digital currencies - like bitcoin - in emerging markets.

A child plays with a mobile device with his mother working in the background

Results from a CGAP survey reveal a perception that digital financial service providers can do more to protect their customers.

The Power of the Group

Financial service providers can empower customers by listening to their needs and taking specific customer-centric actions.

A man crouching on a small boat partaking in cormorant fishing.

The First Prize winner of the 2014 CGAP Photo Contest is Soh Yew Kiat of Malaysia. Read more about the winners and finalists.


About CGAP

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.


October 27, 2014
This Focus Notes discusses lessons learned through the implementation of the SmartAid Index--a tool launched by CGAP in 2007 to measure and improve the effectiveness of funders in supporting financial inclusion.
October 16, 2014
CGAP has conducted eight human-centered design projects in seven countries. The lessons from these projects highlight both the challenges ahead and a possible way forward when it comes to integrating mobile money into the lives of the poor.

From Our Blog

17 December 2014
The United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority just launched a new approach to dealing with the...
16 December 2014
Innovations for Poverty Action is working with the Peruvian Government to test conditional cash transfer...
15 December 2014
Mobile payments are a prime example of "reverse innovation," where Western companies draw inspiration from...