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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October 2013

FinAccess National Survey 2013: Profiling developments in financial access and usage in Kenya

The objectives of FinAccess 2013 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 will suit newly identified, unserved […]

Publications - Brief
September 2013

No more tears: Mobile app making life easier for savings groups

FSD Kenya with a software development firm Software Group are in the process of developing a mobile app – provisionally called e-Recording – that hopefully will enable groups to leave the trail of tears for good. The app, which runs on Android phones, initially leads a group through a set-up process, during which the group […]

Publications
July 2013

Review of FSD’s Index based weather insurance initiatives: Full report

The aim of this review is to assess the impact that FSD and partners have had in catalysing the creation of a commercially viable market for Index Based Weather Insurance (IBWI) in Kenya. The review also makes recommendations about how such a market might be achieved through the existing pilots.

Publications - Brief
May 2013

Saving for change: Financial inclusion and resilience for the world’s poorest people

Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people do not have a formal bank account. With few viable means to save, these individuals and their families are vulnerable to life-threatening hardships. Community-based savings groups are designed to provide a mechanism for resilience. Jointly, Oxfam America and Freedom from Hunger commissioned the largest study to date to evaluate […]

Publications - Report
May 2013

Building the financial capability of savings group members in Kenya

In February, 2012 FSD Kenya engaged Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) to propose the broad outlines of a financial education curriculum for Savings Groups (SGs) as well as options for its delivery. MFO visited CRS and CARE programme sites in Malindi and Kisumu conducting focus group discussions with SGs, field staff, and agency management. The purpose of […]