The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) advances the field of microfinance by serving as an independent resource for objective information, expert opinion, and innovative solutions.
CGAP improves access to microfinance and other financial services for the poor by collaborating with the financial industry, governments, and investors. Housed at the World Bank and supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations, CGAP offers world-class research, data, and analysis on the microfinance market.
The organization distributes information and research about microfinance through a variety of free publications and websites, offering stakeholders needed tools for identifying best practices. CGAP also provides advisory services to governments and financial institutions, helping them use microfinance to serve the needs of the poor more effectively.