The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) uses rigorous research and advocacy to advance inclusive financial systems for low-income people around the world. CFI works to advance inclusive financial services for the billions of people who currently lack the financial tools needed to improve their lives and prosper. They leverage partnerships to conduct rigorous research and test promising solutions and then advocate for evidence-based change. CFI was founded by Accion in 2008 as an independent think tank on inclusive finance.