CGAP Advancing Financial Access for the World's Poor

Unverified non-profit organisation

CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors, and investors.

CGAP’s work is organised around five thematic areas:

  • Market Infrastructure and Technology
  • Government and Policy
  • Donors and Investors
  • Expanding Access
  • Research and Market Intelligence

And four cross-cutting teams:

  • Research and Market Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Budget/Corporate Management
  • Regional Responsibilities


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About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Standards and all (3)

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States Europe: France

Global issues

Financial accessibility and management

Business sectors