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October 2018

How is digital credit changing the lives of Kenyans?

Evidence from an evaluation of the impact of M-Shwari With its launch in 2007, M-PESA changed the way Kenyans transact with each other. In doing so, impact studies found that it significantly improved the ability of social networks to help people manage shocks1. Six years later, the launch of M-Shwari by the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) […]

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June 2018

Field Notes

FSD Kenya carries out research excursions across the country to obtain perspectives of ordinary Kenyans regarding finance, financial services and how the financial system has impacted their livelihoods. This feedback plays a vital role when designing financial solutions that add value to consumers. Below are various blog posts with first-hand information from the field.    […]

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April 2018

FinAccess

FinAccess is a series of household surveys that measure the access, usage, quality and impact of financial services in Kenya. The four surveys so far – 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2016 – can help policymakers identify barriers to financial inclusion in Kenya. Private sector actors will also find the information useful for identifying new market […]

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October 2014

An ethnographic study of local institutionalisation of savings groups in Malanga, Coast region

This brief presents findings from ethnographic research in a rural area of Malindi District in Kenya’s Coast region. The study explored the local institutionalisation of savings groups implemented by Catholic Relief Services as part of their Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) programme. The study was commissioned by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Kenya and […]