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Jul 01, 2014, 11:20 ET
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Ya se admiten participantes en el 2014 CGAP Photo Contest

El CGAP Photo Contest anual, que tiene como objetivo destacar la fotografía sobresaliente de los amateurs y profesionales de todo el mundo...

Jul 01, 2014, 11:16 ET
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Inscrições abertas para o concurso de fotografia do CGAP 2014

O concurso anual de fotografia do CGAP, cujo objetivo é ressaltar fotografias de destaque de amadores e profissionais do mundo todo,...

Jul 01, 2014, 11:12 ET
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Están abiertas las inscripciones para participar en el concurso fotográfico CGAP 2014

El concurso fotográfico anual del CGAP, que apunta a destacar las mejores imágenes de amateurs y profesionales de todo el mundo mostrando...

Jul 01, 2014, 11:08 ET
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Le Concours de photographie 2014 du CGAP procède à l'ouverture des candidatures

Le Concours de photographie annuel du CGAP, destiné à mettre en valeur les meilleures photographies des amateurs et professionnels du...

Jul 01, 2014, 10:59 ET
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CGAP Fotowettbewerb 2014 nimmt jetzt Beiträge an

Der jährlich stattfindende CGAP Fotowettbewerb, der hervorragende Profi- und Amateur-Fotografien aus der ganzen Welt zum Thema finanzielle...

Jul 01, 2014, 10:00 ET
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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...

Jun 17, 2014, 09:00 ET
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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...

May 09, 2014, 10:00 ET
Photo Credit: Mohammad Saiful Islam, CGAP Photo Contest (PRNewsFoto/CGAP)

Mounting Evidence Shows Financial Inclusion Can Improve the Lives of the Poor

In a new paper, CGAP reviews recent empirical research that analyzes the impact of financial inclusion for the poor. More and more, these studies...

Apr 08, 2014, 15:11 ET
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Webcast: Digital Finance Innovation is at the Core of Solving Big Development Challenges

As part of the World Bank Group 2014 Spring Meetings, the session Digital Finance: Innovation at the Core of Big Development Challenges will bring...

Dec 18, 2013, 17:29 ET
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CGAP: Digital Finance Can Help Transform Critical Services for the Poor

 CGAP has identified at least 55 companies, primarily in Kenya and Tanzania, who are leveraging the already established infrastructure of...

Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 ET
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CGAP gibt die Gewinner des Fotowettbewerbs 2013 bekannt

Der Gewinner des CGAP-Fotowettbewerbs 2013 ist Truong Minh Dien aus Vietnam. Eine Jury bestehend aus vier Juroren wählte sein Foto...

Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 ET
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CGAP anuncia ganadores de concurso fotográfico 2013

El ganador del Concurso Fotográfico CGAP 2013 es Truong Minh Dien de Vietnam. Un panel formado por cuatro jueves eligió sin conocer...

Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 ET
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CGAP anuncia vencedores do concurso de fotografia de 2013

O vencedor do concurso de fotografia do CGAP de 2013 é Truong Minh Dien do Vietnã. Um painel formado por quatro jurados...

Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 ET
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CGAP annonce le vainqueur du concours photo 2013

Le gagnant du concours de photos 2013 CGAP est Truong Minh Dien du Vietnam. Un panel de quatre juges a choisi à l'aveugle sa photo,...

Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 ET
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CGAP anuncia los ganadores del concurso de fotografía 2013

El ganador del Concurso de Fotografía 2013 CGAP es Truong Minh Dien de Vietnam. Un panel de cuatro jueces seleccionaron a ciegas su foto,...

Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 ET
Vietnam's Truong Minh Dien Wins 2013 CGAP Photo Contest on Financial Inclusion.  (PRNewsFoto/CGAP)

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 selected his photo, "Rainy Afternoon,"...

Aug 22, 2013, 18:12 ET
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Microfinance Institutions Benefit Most from Mobile Banking in Mature Markets

New research from the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) finds that microfinance institutions (MFIs) and their customers can derive...

Jul 30, 2013, 10:00 ET
Mrs. H, one of 43 Bangladeshis interviewed as part of new CGAP research.  (PRNewsFoto/CGAP)

CGAP Study: Slowing Growth Key to Avoiding a Microcredit Crisis in Bangladesh

A new report released today by CGAP, Averting a Microcredit Crisis in Bangladesh, indicates that during the period 2008 to 2010, Bangladesh...

Jul 16, 2013, 11:00 ET
New Research by CGAP, KfW, MIX Shows that Microcredit Interest Rates Dropped 2.7% from 2004-2011.  (PRNewsFoto/CGAP)

New Research by CGAP, KfW, MIX Shows that Microcredit Interest Rates Dropped 2.7% from 2004-2011

Microcredit interest rates, measured by the global median interest yield of microfinance institutions (MFIs), averaged 27 percent in 2011, says...

Jul 09, 2013, 09:00 ET
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IFC, CGAP Release New Report on the State of Financial Inclusion Globally

 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor today released the Financial Access 2012: Getting to a...