Resources on Financial Inclusion

We have selected some literature on financial inclusion that we find particularly interesting and methodologically well developed. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to suggest any additions.


Microfinance Global Valuation Survey
- JP Morgan research report on the status of the industry (2011). This report is the result of a collaborative effort between CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) and J.P. Morgan. CGAP is a nonprofit research organization, affiliated with the World Bank, that specializes in low income finance.

Assessing the Landscape and Country-level Target Approaches
- Discussion Paper Prepared by International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Behalf of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (2011). This paper discusses general trends and financial inclusion data collection, it also makes policy recommendations.

CGAP on Andhra Pradesh- World Bank study on India (2010) discussing the global implications of microfinance of the indian crisis.

Measuring the Impact of Microfinance- Study by Grameen Foundation (2010)

Half of the world is unbanked- McKinsey and FAI report on penetration of financial services (2009). This report is produced by the Financial Access Initiative, which is is a consortium of researchers at New York University, Harvard, Yale and Innovations for Poverty Action.


Portfolio of the Poor
- Book published by Princeton University Press in 2009. It describes the financial life of low income communities and is the result of an unprecedented study which included over 250 families in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa.