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October 2015

Key findings from the 2015 FinAccess geospatial mapping survey

Brand Fusion, a South Africa based research house that undertakes research in Africa and Asia, was responsible for the collection of the FinAccess spatial data. Garth Lawless, Brand Fusion’s special projects manager, presented the overall findings of the survey at the launch on October 29th 2015.

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March 2014

Mapping financial inclusion: Kenya geospatial data launch

The 2013 FinAccess exercise revealed that more attention needs to be given to measuring not only the impact of financial inclusion, but also access and usage. The presentation also highlighted how various actors including service providers, policymakers and regulators, donors and partners implementing social protection programs can use the data.

Posts
September 2015

An overview of developments and trends in Kenya’s retail financial landscape

Globally, 60 percent of adults conduct their financial affairs with the benefit of an account. In Kenya, thanks in large part to mobile money, 2014 estimates from the World Bank’s Findex survey program suggest that nearly 3 in 4 adults have an account. In the recent Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Kenya ranks 1st among […]

Publications
June 2008

Financial exclusion in Kenya: An analysis of financial service use

A range of factors influence which financial services people use. These include the factors of cost and distance as well as those such as literacy, income source and gender. In order to develop policies to expand access and use, policy-makers need to have an understanding of these factors – socio-economic, demographic and geographic – and […]

Publications
November 2008

Measuring access to financial services in Kenya: Pretesting of concepts

The primary objective of this report was to pre-test some concepts for the FinAccess 2009 survey. The concepts include: (1) Financial literacy – familiarity with product terminology such as collateral, interest rates, bad debt, mortgage, credit bureau, insurance, life insurance, investment and shares; ƒ (2) Usage of informal groups – reasons why they are formed, why they […]

Publications
October 2007

Financial Access in Kenya: Results of the 2006 national survey

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, […]

Datasets
July 2015

FinAccess Household Survey 2013

The Kenya FinAccess demand survey measures access to and demand for financial services among adults in a nationally representative survey. The sample for the 2013 survey was based on the National Sample Survey and Evaluation (NASSEP V) developed in 2012. Estimates from the 2006 survey are statistically reliable for adults above the age of 16, […]

Datasets
July 2015

FinAccess Household Survey 2006

The Kenya FinAccess demand survey measures access to and demand for financial services among adults in a nationally representative survey. The sample for the 2006 survey was based on the National Sample Survey and Evaluation (NASSEP IV) developed from the Population and Housing Census of 1999. Estimates from the 2006 survey are statistically reliable for […]