This report describes the supply of financial services from the retail banking market in Kenya and identifies opportunities for using current and alternative payments infrastructure to support social protection payment (SPP) transfers.
Small regular social grants or payments to the very poor or vulnerable are increasingly recognised as a key tool in the fight against extreme poverty. New social protection payment schemes face major challenges in delivering payments safely and cost effectively to beneficiaries. During 2008 FSD took on responsibility for the management of payments under Kenya’s […]
This study was commissioned by the Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Trust in Kenya to examine opportunities to support a financial graduation model, targeting the extremely poor and food insecure who receive cash transfers under the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP). Specifically, the study team proposed to: (1) Analyse the opportunities and challenges of delivering […]
This case study explores the implementation and implications of Equity Bank’s partnership with the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) to support the payment of social protection benefits to the poor in Northern Kenya through agent banking and branch expansion.