Publications

FSD Kenya publications cover a wide range of topics relevant to financial inclusion, encompassing in-depth reports, research and project briefs, technical notes , ‘how to’ guides, presentations and our annual reports and newsletters. 

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Publications - Brief
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) […]

Publications - Report
October 2018

Digital credit in Kenya: evidence from demand-side surveys

The pricing, marketing and potential misuse of digital loans coupled with the extensive negative reporting of borrowers who have failed to repay these relatively small loans has raised a growing chorus of concern about their design and the adverse impacts they have on borrowers and the financial system more broadly.

Publications - Report
June 2018

Emerging data sharing models to promote financial service innovation: global trends and their implications for emerging markets

Whether it's government records, bank account data, or web browser activity, providing consumers with the ability to access and share their digital identity and records could increase competition and innovation by letting financial service providers better target and price products to consumers.