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
January 2010

Index-based weather insurance project briefing note

FinAccess data shows that in 2009 only 7% of Kenyan adults used any insurance product, up only modestly from 6% in 2006. The use of conventional agricultural insurance products, like other types of insurance, is very limited in Kenya. Index-based weather insurance (IBWI) offers a powerful new way to tackle the risks associated with rain-fed […]

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Publications
January 2010

Regulation and supervision of bank channels: Policy options for Kenya

The purpose of the report is to provide a high level assessment of the current reality in Kenya in regards to the penetration, costs and effectiveness of banking delivery channels, specifically bank branches and agents, against the perspective of practice in other relevant jurisdictions. This is done in order to frame the key choices and […]

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Publications - Report
August 2009

What makes a successful mobile money implementation? M-PESA in Kenya and Tanzania 

This report considers the differences between the adoption rates of M-PESA in Kenya and Tanzania and tries to highlight some of the reasons that the same service launched in seemingly similar countries has yielded such different results. This paper is intended as a discussion document for mobile network operators (MNOs) considering launching a mobile money service. […]

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Publications
March 2014

Securing credit for growth: The case for a new asset register in Kenya

This report provides an overview of Kenya’s current policy, and the legal and practical framework for registration of movable asset collateral – including leases. It also outlines the future impact of a modern movable asset registry in increasing access to credit for SMEs. The report therefore looks closely at Vision 2030: it examines it both […]

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Publications - Report
June 2009

FinAccess National Survey 2009: Dynamics of Kenya’s changing financial landscape

The objectives of FinAccess 2009 was 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 market […]