Networks and Organisations

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is a consortium of 28 public and private development agencies working together to expand access to financial services for the poor in developing countries. It assists increasing the poverty outreach of microfinance institutes (MFIs), improving the legal and regulatory framework for MFIs, and facilitating the commercialization of the industry.

It acts as a resource centre for new ideas, innovative products, cutting-edge technologies, novel mechanisms for delivering financial services and solutions to expand microfinance. At a technical level, CGAP develops technical tools and knowledge for those who play a policy, regulatory of supervisory role in microfinance. CGAP has a permanent staff of 23 people based in Washington, D.C., and Paris, and operates on an annual budget of $10 million.

cgap.org  -  English (en)

Organisation Type International
Contact Email cgap@worldbank.org
Telephone +01 202 473 9594
Region / Country Global / United States of America
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Mfi Management, Information Services
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