Policy Innovations to Improve Access to Financial Services in Developing Countries: Learning from Case Studies

Washington, DC, United States of America
$150,000
over 2 years
2009
Project Locations: 
Brazil, Mexico
Project Goals: 

To support the efforts of the Center for Global Development (CGD) to increase access to financial services for the poor in Latin America, working with an understanding that access to appropriate financial services, including savings, credit, insurance and investment instruments, is necessary to lift families out of poverty and to improve the stability of businesses. Focusing on Brazil and Mexico, the organization conducted assessments of financial access innovations in both countries, held meetings to review and discuss the initial results of the assessments, and disseminated recommendations to government officials, policy makers and donors.

Historic Program Area: 
Economic Policy
Project Director: 
Liliana Rojas-Suarez
(202) 416-0734