Published on October 15, 2007

Financial Access in Kenya: Results of the 2006 national survey

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The objectives of FinAccess 2006 were 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 would suit newly identified, unserved market segments, (3) provide solid empirical basis to track progress and evaluate the effect of various government-led and donor-led initiatives and, (4) provide data for use in academic research into the impact of access to financial services on growth and poverty reduction. The main results of the 2006 survey are described in this report.

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