Focus areas

From digital finance to social protection, FSD Kenya works to support financial inclusion with a focus on nine inter-related topic areas. This section of the website gives you access to key knowledge resources from FSD, our partners and the web – organized by the topics we work on.

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Financial landscape

Research related to the structure of the financial landscape and in-depth analysis of the levels and trends in access to finance.

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Consumer insights

Understanding people's real needs, motivations, choices and context is a necessary condition for building financial services that matter.

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Savings groups

Savings groups play a key role in the financial lives of Kenyans; FSD is helping them become stronger.

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Social protection

The journey towards a robust social protection system that delivers cash transfers to the poorest and most vulnerable.

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Digital finance

Digital technologies are revolutionizing the way financial services are accessed and used.

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Payments

FSD is working with government and private sector partners to drive the uptake of digital payments and reduce transaction costs in the financial sector.

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SME finance

Findings on the ways that the financial sector can support broad based economic growth.

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Risk and insurance

What are the best ways to protect low income groups against risk? FSD is exploring this question in a search for risk-management tools that work.

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Credit market development

FSD is working to complete the development of credit market infrastructure, increase knowledge of the credit market and the benefits of credit information sharing.