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01 May, 2017, 15:40 BST Humanitarian Crises: CGAP-World Bank Report Says Financial Services Can Improve People's Resilience

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and the World Bank Group's State and Peacebuilding Fund released a timely report that sheds light on ...


16 Jan, 2017, 13:00 GMT New CGAP Survey Finds Technology Alone Cannot Deliver Successful Interoperability in Digital Financial Services

No matter how well designed the technology, interoperability in digital financial services will not reach its full potential unless the right...


25 Feb, 2016, 15:00 GMT New CGAP Report Provides Unique Insights into the Financial Lives of Smallholder Families

A new CGAP report released today documents the financial lives of a select group of smallholders in three countries, offering a unique window into...


16 Dec, 2015, 21:10 GMT New Data from CGAP Sets Benchmark for Use of Mobile Financial Services in Rwanda, Ghana

New financial inclusion survey data from CGAP offers a first glimpse into mobile money usage in Ghana and Rwanda, where in both countries 17% of...


27 Oct, 2015, 13:30 GMT CGAP Announces Winner Of Photo Contest In 10th Year

CGAP today announced its 2015 Photo Contest winner as Sujan Sarkar of India. The winning photo, called "Paddy Cultivation," was chosen from more than ...


23 Jun, 2015, 16:00 BST 2015 CGAP Photo Contest Now Open for Entries

As CGAP celebrates ten years of successfully highlighting exceptional photography from amateurs and professionals from around the world, its 2015...


14 May, 2015, 20:11 BST Anti-poverty strategy offers sustained benefit for world's ultra-poor, says new study in Science

A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day,...


17 Nov, 2014, 15:00 GMT CGAP Announces Winner of 2014 Photo Contest

The first prize winner of the 2014 CGAP Photo Contest is Soh Yew Kiat of Malaysia. A panel of three judges selected his photo, "Cormorant Fisherman," ...


01 Jul, 2014, 15:32 BST 2014 CGAP Photo Contest Now Open for Entries

The annual CGAP Photo Contest, which aims to highlight stand-out photography from amateurs and professionals around the world depicting financial...


17 Jun, 2014, 14:35 BST Pakistan's Wasil Foundation Wins Islamic Microfinance Challenge

The Wasil Foundation, a Pakistan-based microfinance institution, won the Islamic Microfinance Challenge, a global contest to identify innovative...


18 Nov, 2013, 15:30 GMT CGAP Announces Winners of 2013 Photo Contest

The winner of the 2013 CGAP Photo Contest is Truong Minh Dien of Vietnam. A panel of four judges blindly selected his photo, "Rainy Afternoon," out...


26 Jun, 2013, 21:25 BST 2013 CGAP Photo Contest Now Open for Entries

The CGAP Photo Contest, which aims to highlight stand-out photography from amateurs and professionals around the world depicting financial inclusion, ...


23 Oct, 2012, 18:46 BST CGAP Announces Winner of 2012 Photography Contest

The winner of the 2012 CGAP Photo Contest is Yavuz Sariyildiz of Turkey. His photo won out over a record number of 2,500 entries from professional...


09 May, 2012, 20:40 BST KGFS Wealth Management Model Aims for Complete Financial Inclusion; Has Implications for Other Markets, say CGAP and IFMR Trust

In their latest Forum Report, The Pursuit of Complete Financial Inclusion, CGAP and IFMR say that client-centered business models can be sustainable...


12 Apr, 2012, 23:55 BST India Joins Ranks of CGAP Members

In a clear sign of its increasing influence on the global financial stage, India has today become the newest member of CGAP, the independent policy...


10 Jan, 2012, 12:38 GMT Winners from the 2011 CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest

The winner of this year's CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest is Ngo Quang Phuc of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. (Photo:...


14 Oct, 2011, 20:57 BST Laut CGAP setzt eine Mobilisierung der Branche zur Vermeidung von Überschuldung und zur verantwortungsvollen Finanzierung ein

Das Mikrofinanzierungswesen intensiviert die Bestrebungen zu verantwortungsvoller Finanzierung, was Verbraucherschutzmaßnahmen und Vermeidung von...


14 Oct, 2011, 16:02 BST Le secteur financier se mobilise pour prévenir le surendettement afin de promouvoir une finance responsable, CGAP (Groupe consultatif d'assistance aux pauvres)

Selon le CGAP, l'organisme mondial dont la mission est de faciliter l'accès au crédit aux personnes pauvres dans le monde entier, le secteur de la...


13 Oct, 2011, 18:27 BST Industry Mobilizes to Prevent Over-indebtedness in Push for Responsible Finance, CGAP

The microfinance industry is stepping up its efforts around responsible finance, including consumer protection measures and efforts to prevent...


11 Oct, 2011, 18:27 BST Pakistan a Proving Ground for Innovations in Mobile and Agent Banking

Financial services have traditionally been out of the reach of people in poor and remote areas in Pakistan. Now a number of developments are turning...


14 Jun, 2011, 10:00 BST CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest Winners Announced

First prize in the 2010 CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest goes to Mohammed Rakibul Hasan for "The Tannery Industry." Hasan took the photograph,...


04 Mar, 2011, 22:26 GMT CGAP Concerned About Efforts to Remove Nobel Prize Winner Yunus from Grameen Bank

CGAP today released the following statement from Tilman Ehrbeck, CGAP CEO, and Vijay Mahajan, Chair of CGAP's board, on the efforts to remove Nobel...