CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor. It is part of the World Bank Group. Since 2004, Intellecap has managed the Microfinance Gateway on behalf of CGAP. The Microfinance Gateway is the largest online knowledge resources on financial services for the poor globally.
CGAP retained Intellecap on multiple engagements promoting the growth of microfinance in India. In 2005, CGAP supported Intellecap to design and implement a pilot on ‘franchising microfinance’, which later evolved into the IntelleCash Network Program that extended incubation support to 26 MFIs with USD 110 million in portfolio and over 700,000 borrowers.
In 2007, CGAP and Intellecap convened key industry stakeholders to identify and evaluate the emerging risks in the microfinance industry. Amongst other recommendations, the convening identified the need for a self-regulatory organization for MFIs. Subsequently, this led to the creation of the Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), the premier industry network of 46 leading MFIs in India.