CGAP is a global partnership of more than 30 leading development organizations that works to advance the lives of poor people, especially women, through financial inclusion.

In 2022, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) launched a new effort centered on understanding and enhancing the role of financial services in helping low-income populations build resilience to climate change. Grounded in a strong focus on the lived experience of vulnerable people, the new CGAP program ultimately aims to offer guidance to various stakeholders on the role that different financial services can play in helping the vulnerable reduce the impact of and adapt to specific climatic risks, which constraints are impeding that role, and what meaningful actions they can take to overcome those constraints. The Advisory Committee will help guide CGAP in this effort. The Committee is comprised of experienced thinkers and practitioners from different parts of the climate change and financial inclusion communities who can help shape thinking and work on this critical topic, which is likely to grow into a significant development agenda.


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03 February 2023

Exceptional young scientists awarded

IIASA is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) awards. The awards provide financial support for three exceptional young scientists to return to IIASA for an additional three months of research.
Ecology, green cities help the world with eco-friendly concept

25 January 2023

Driving inclusive and green urban transitions

A new Horizon Europe project led by IIASA called Urban ReLeaf leverages citizen science for public sector innovation.  
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19 December 2022

Can Ecology Inspire Transformations of Competition Law and Policy in the Digital Economy?

Economic thinking has continuously sought inspiration from natural sciences such as physics, biology, and mechanics. Elena Rovenskaya, as part of her ongoing research in ASA, delivered a presentation on the ecological concepts and theories which can revive economic thinking to better inform competition law and policy formulations in a dynamic digital environment.