The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the data collected during the course of the Financial Diaries project and a description of the datasets available for use.The currently available datasets from the study can be downloaded from the links below: Dataset link All transactions (cash flows) Auxiliary data (demographics, housing, education, […]
This data pack contains several files (in .csv and .dta formats) with information collected about households and household members participating in the 2012-2013 Kenya Financial Diaries study. Data captured during interviews are available on housing characteristics, ownership of assets, demographics, educational attainment, well-being, goings-on and consumption from own production. In addition, several auxiliary datasets with custom indicators on income, […]
The KHHEUS is a national household survey that explores health seeking behavior, the utilization of health services, health spending, and health insurance coverage amongst Kenyan households. The survey has been conducted three times so far; specifically in 2003, 2007 and 2013. The 2013 round of the survey was conducted by MOH in conjunction with Kenya […]
A major gap in the ability of formal financial services to deliver value for low-income families is a general lack of information and understanding of their preferences, behaviours and needs. To address this gap, FSD Kenya in partnership with BFA and Digital Divide Data undertook a Financial Diaries study between 2012 and 2013. The Kenya Financial Diaries tracked […]
In this presentation, Intermedia’s Director of Research and Operations Dr Anastasia Mirzoyants-McKnight presents evidence that agents across East Africa cited fraud from customers as a major concern in the operations of their business. Despite facing this challenge, agents are well supported by providers and report regular visits and trainings, especially the ones operating under the […]
This short note profiles how Carol – one of the participants in the 2012-13 Kenya Financial Diaries project – manages to leverage her average monthly income of Ksh 4000 into a permanent home for her family.
This report provides an overview of M-Shwari and answers three core questions: What is M-Shwari and how does it work? Who are M-Shwari customers and how are they using the product? Why are customers using (or not using) M-Shwari? The report concludes with an exploration of the broader implications of products like M-Shwari, including: How will “big […]