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
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.

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Publications - Learning Guide
December 2015

Conducting a SME credit risk process review

This guide outlines the key concepts and elements of good practice involved in undertaking a credit risk management process review (CRPR). It focuses, in particular, on the issues faced in serving the credit needs of smaller business customers.

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Publications - Report
March 2016

Implications, insights and guidance on use of Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) by financial services providers in emerging economies

While Safaricom’s M-PESA platform stole the spotlight for being one of the world’s most transformative financial services, a somewhat hushed storm is infusing in the world of API’s in Kenya since Safaricom’s September-2015 announcement   that they have opened up their APIs to the public.  APIs are the set of procedures, rules, and tools that stipulate how […]

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Publications - Presentation
March 2016

Struggling to thrive presentation at private sector dialogue on achieving universal health coverage

This presentation was delivered by Julie Zollman at the private sector dialogue on achieving universal health coverage sponsored by the Kenya Healthcare Federation and the Private Sector Innovation Program for Health.  The presentation emphasizes key points from FSD Kenya’s Struggling to thrive report describing the healthcare financing challenges facing Kenyan families.