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Explore CGAP's interactive publication that explains the lessons learned from seven HCD projects in eight countries.

A mobile phone and Kenyan Shillings

M-PESA fundamentally altered the landscape of Kenyan financial services, but some misconceptions remain.

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Help CGAP in a global effort to identify the range of cutting-edge digital finance solutions targeting lower income customers.

Hand loom industry

A new blog series explores the implications of "big data" for global financial inclusion.

Fishing in India

Explore and discuss this guide from CGAP and the Ford Foundation that draws on lessons from 10 pilot programs. 


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 20, 2014
The SmartAid Index measures whether funders are set up to support financial inclusion effectively. It is based on the simple premise that strong internal management systems lead to better projects on the ground.

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