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October 2015

An overview of the Kenya Financial Diaries research program

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 […]

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June 2015

The Status of Agents in Kenya: Proliferation, Dominance, Evolution & Impact

In this presentation, MicroSave’s Head of Digital Financial Services Mike McCaffrey highlights that one of the largest barriers to daily transactions in the agent network is high proliferation of agents especially in Nairobi. He also noted that even though Kenyan mobile money agents generate the highest transactions in East Africa, they also earn the least from […]

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September 2015

An overview of developments and trends in Kenya’s retail financial landscape

Globally, 60 percent of adults conduct their financial affairs with the benefit of an account. In Kenya, thanks in large part to mobile money, 2014 estimates from the World Bank’s Findex survey program suggest that nearly 3 in 4 adults have an account. In the recent Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Kenya ranks 1st among […]

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August 2015

Q & A with Amolo Ng’weno

Is there a moment or event that stands out in your mind as being symbolic (or a harbinger) of Kenya’s changing financial services landscape in the past 10-15 years? One moment that really stands out is when we were doing some research with FSD on the early concept for M-Shwari. Some young people said, “M-PESA has […]

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June 2008

Financial exclusion in Kenya: An analysis of financial service use

A range of factors influence which financial services people use. These include the factors of cost and distance as well as those such as literacy, income source and gender. In order to develop policies to expand access and use, policy-makers need to have an understanding of these factors – socio-economic, demographic and geographic – and […]

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November 2008

Measuring access to financial services in Kenya: Pretesting of concepts

The primary objective of this report was to pre-test some concepts for the FinAccess 2009 survey. The concepts include: (1) Financial literacy – familiarity with product terminology such as collateral, interest rates, bad debt, mortgage, credit bureau, insurance, life insurance, investment and shares; ƒ (2) Usage of informal groups – reasons why they are formed, why they […]