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June 2018

Field Notes

FSD Kenya carries out research excursions across the country to obtain perspectives of ordinary Kenyans regarding finance, financial services and how the financial system has impacted their livelihoods. This feedback plays a vital role when designing financial solutions that add value to consumers. Below are various blog posts with first-hand information from the field.    […]

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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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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.