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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1-SG-counting-money
Publications - Report
May 2016

SACCO CIS capacity review report

This report is an outcome of a study conducted by Sigma Business and Analytics Ltd to assess the capacity of SACCO’s in Kenya to participate in credit information sharing. It was commissioned by the CIS SACCO taskforce with financing from FSD Kenya. The report outlines an approach for a structured capacity review on licensed SACCO’s […]

Ansell Pharmaceuticals
Publications - Technical Note
July 2016

Non-financial services in SME banking

This technical note examines what type of non-financial services (NFS) have been offered by banks and other financial institutions (FIs); their rationale for delivering such services; the common challenges faced in the provision of NFS to SMEs; and what factors should be considered by FIs when deciding to deliver such services.

Tool-Kit
Publications - Report
August 2016

Human centered design Africa toolkit

This toolkit has been designed to help you generate solutions in many different fields of interest, from agriculture, to manufacturing, to banking and new technology. Throughout we use examples from some industries, but the process is equally applicable across the board. No matter which industry sector you are designing for, the human centered design (HCD) […]

3rd CIS conference
Publications - Report
April 2016

CIS for innovation and financial Inclusion: “Mikopo Kisasa”

This report captures the highlights of the third regional CIS conference themed “CIS for Innovation and Financial Inclusion – Mikopo Kisasa!” Highlights include:- Endorsement by policymakers of CIS goals of promoting access to affordable credit inthe region’s economies; The need for unified legislation to promote increased participation in CIS; The importance of implementation of cross-border data sharing […]

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Publications - Brief
June 2016

Financing SME growth in Kenya – Briefing note

This briefing note presents a profile of Kenyan SME entrepreneurs and their businesses; provides insight into their key drivers for growth and how they have financed this growth. The note also provides the entrepreneurs’ recommendations for how financial institutions can deliver more effective solutions for growing businesses.