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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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February 2010

Group savings and loans associations gain efficiency from new approaches – issue 03

In September 2008, CARE Kenya, with support from the Kenya Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD Kenya) launched a pilot project for the promotion of group savings and loan (GSL) associations designed to test whether an innovative management and incentive system could lead to large outreach at low cost per member. CARE’s Community Savings and Loans […]

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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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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 […]

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. […]