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 - Report
June 2017

Reducing Costs and Scaling Up UK to Africa Remittances Through Technology

sending money to Africa is more expensive than anywhere else in the world, according to new research due to be published at this week’s Global Remittance Conference in New York. The report argues that existing technology – like regional automated clearing houses, remittance payment processing hubs and aggregators – could all make sending money from […]

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Publications - Report
March 2017

The True Size of Agent Networks in Leading Digital Finance Countries

This paper lays out a framework for measuring access to digital financial services (DFS) provided via cash-in/cash-out agent networks in an ecosystem. We clarify the distinction between an agent till  a provider-issued registered “line”, either a special SIM card or a POS machine, used to perform transactions for clients and an agent outlet – a […]

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Publications - Report
February 2017

Engaging social networks for school fees payments: Lessons from an experiment in Kenya

Flexipay is a blended financing concept, designed to help low-income families meet large financing needs, like school fees. Flexipay enables families to pool resources from their social networks transparently, pay their own bills in a flexible way, and (potentially) tap into advances for urgent payments that exceed liquid savings.  This experiment was designed to test […]

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