Bulletin Board.........


The Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), launched in 1995, is a multi-donor initiative to further the development of micro-finance services for poor customers. 25 member donors have come together to coordinate activities and define common policies and procedures for microfinance activities.

CGAP core funds will be made available primarily to private institutions, including retail institutions, which provide financial services directly to their individual clients, as well as wholesale institutions, which work with a number of retail institutions.

A retail institution will ordinarily be a candidate for CGAP core funding only if: