Microfinance and the Poor in Times of Crisis

Leaders in the the MFI sector presented on how they are working to support poor people severely hit by the twin crises of a global health pandemic and economic downturn.

Why a Regulatory Sandbox? Insights from Regulators in Kenya, Morocco and Philippines

In this webinar, the following panel of experts discussed how to implement a regulatory sandbox or whether to choose an alternate tool. Three regulators provided insights from their practical experiences with new approaches to managing financial...

What Makes Digital Banking Inclusive? Case Studies from Emerging Markets

Digital technology has greatly expanded access to financial services over the last decade, but the quality and range of services available to low-income customers remains limited. While mobile money providers, microfinance institutions, and other...

Webinar Series: Unlocking Women's Financial Inclusion in Africa

CGAP, in partnership with Cenfri and Afriqinsights and with support from SECO, facilitated a two-part webinar series focused on surfacing and dissecting practical solutions to addressing the gap in women’s financial inclusion in Africa. The series...

Open Banking: How to Design for Financial Inclusion

CGAP's Ariadne Plaitakis presented what types of open banking-enabled products and business models CGAP believes would be most beneficial for financial inclusion, and how these may alleviate pain points of low-income individuals.
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Collecting and Applying Data on Smallholder Agriculture During COVID-19

Collecting data and understanding rural and agricultural livelihoods have always been challenging. Now, facing COVID-19 and related restrictions, understanding customers and developing financial solutions that meet their needs is even harder. To...

How Is COVID-19 Impacting the Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions?

How is COVID-19 impacting MFIs' portfolio quality? Are microfinance institutions (MFIs) facing a liquidity crisis? Is the solvency of institutions at risk? Launched on June 1, 2020, CGAP's Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) is...

Online Workshop Series: Debt Restructuring in Microfinance During COVID-19

Microfinance providers around the world have come under significant pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. To address emerging liquidity issues, many providers are exploring adjustments to their funding structures. CGAP is organizing two online...

Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Food System

The shock of COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-generation chance to fundamentally change global systems. With the vulnerabilities of the food system exposed, there is growing momentum to revisit this complex web of global relationships to ensure that...

Inspiring Partnerships for Digital Innovations in Smallholder Finance

In this webinar series, hosted by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, businesses and policymakers shared insights and recommendations on how they’ve managed to build partnerships and pilot digital technology solutions that boost bottom lines while...