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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January 2009

Mobile payments in Kenya: Findings from a survey of M-PESA users and agents

This report was undertaken by the Central Bank of Kenya’s National Payments System Division, FSD Kenya and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) to better understand the emerging development of mobile money in Kenya. The findings are based on a survey of 3,000 households that was carried out from the 26th of August […]

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October 2007

Financial Access in Kenya: Results of the 2006 national survey

The objectives of FinAccess 2006 were to: (1) provide information to policy makers about the main barriers to access, geographic or socio-economic for instance, providing an impetus for necessary reforms, (2) provide information to the private sector about market opportunities, and in particular insight into the types of products that would suit newly identified, unserved market segments, […]

Publications - Technical Note
July 2015

Supply chain financing for SMEs

This note discusses the working capital issues that SMEs face within their supply chains and how supply chain financing (SCF) products can help address them. While SCF presents commercial opportunities for a wide range of financial service providers, this technical note examines these opportunities as well as the issues that banking organisation’s experience operating in the […]

Publications - Report
July 2015

Getting an education in rural Kenya: Findings based on the Kenya Financial Diaries

This report seeks to depict the Kenyan education environment from the point of view of the household, with specific emphasis on rural smallholder farming households. It seeks to determine how much Kenyan families actually spend on education, whether in private or public school systems, what percentage of income is spent on education as a proportion […]

Publications
July 2015

Business primitives – Enabling payment lifecylces through software

Two gaps work together to limit the electronification of merchant payments. Customers with depleted electronic accounts are not naturally inclined to pay electronically at local shops, and shops not accustomed to paying their suppliers with electronic money are not so likely to actively promote it with their own customers. While that is the case, mobile […]

Publications - Technical Note
July 2015

Market research for SME finance

This technical note discusses approaches and methods for market research on SME clients as well as how to plan and implement successful market research. Implementing SME market research can assist financial institutions to better understand the diverse group of SME clients and may help them serve the various types of clients better and develop appropriate […]