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.


Interior of the Austrian National Library

28 November 2023

Promoting Effective Data Stewardship for Interdisciplinary Research in Austria

Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director of Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) delivered a keynote presentation on the best practices, policies, and infrastructures being developed to promote open science in a interdisciplinary research context at the workshop organized by Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF).

27 November 2023

Exploring Promising Pathways for Carbon Farming and Sustainable Land Management in Kazakhstan

As opportunities for foreign investments and international linkages for Central Asia grows, it provides a great window of opportunity for Kazakhstan to scope new means to revive its unused lands. In November, the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) program showcased its preliminary findings on scaling carbon farming prospects in Kazakhstan in the capital city of Astana.
Amazon Brazil

27 November 2023

A credible path for Brazil to reach net zero by 2050 depends on nature-based solutions

Without the implementation of nature-based solutions through actions such as halting deforestation and promoting large-scale native vegetation restoration, Brazil would jeopardize its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) pledges including achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050, according to a new study. The researchers also emphasize that stopping deforestation is the most important mitigation measure Brazil can take towards net zero while preventing biodiversity loss.