Paul Gubbins works to advance financial inclusion by leading FSD Kenya's research on consumer insights and digital finance. Since joining FSD Kenya, Paul has focused on honing and sharing insights from the Kenya Financial Diaries Study on how low-income households use financial services to make-ends meet with the overall goal of inspiring a new solutions to money management. Paul also works to develop research partnerships with financial service providers and start-ups to help improve the uptake an usage of financial products and services on the market.
Before joining FSD Kenya, Paul worked with the World Bank conducting research on poverty, inequality and employment and provided analytical support for the expansion and targeting strategies of Kenya's social protection programs. Paul also worked with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) studying the flow of international resources supporting health globally. Paul holds a Master's in Public Administration from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.