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COVID-19: How Does Microfinance Weather the Coming Storm?

If the microfinance sector is going to survive the pandemic, we need to treat COVID-19 as the fundamental threat to the industry that it likely is. 


Making Data Work for the Poor

With the rise of digital technologies, the use of personal data by private companies is growing rapidly. But how do we know they will use this data responsibly and in consumers’ best interests?


CGAP Smallholder Families Data Hub

Through simple, interactive data visualizations, this Data Hub puts at providers’ fingertips more than 300,000 data points from CGAP’s demand-side smallholder research, enabling them to look for promising business opportunities to develop products and serve these families.


Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

Conducted annually since 2008 and in partnership with MIX since 2012, the Funders Survey is the most comprehensive resource available on international funding for microfinance and financial inclusion.


Fair Play: Ensuring Competition in Digital Financial Services

Providing guidance to financial sector regulators for identifying anti-competitive behavior

A Tale of Two Sisters: Microfinance Institutions and PAYGo Solar

Insights into the future of partnerships of microfinance institutions

Risk-Based Customer Due Diligence: Regulatory Approaches

Weighing the pros and cons of risk-based approaches to customer due diligence

The Future of G2P Payments: Expanding Customer Choice

How can governments modernize the way they deliver social welfare payments?

Emerging Evidence on Financial Inclusion: Moving from Black and White to Color

Painting a more nuanced picture of the role of financial services in the lives of the poor