This report captures the highlights of the third regional CIS conference themed “CIS for Innovation and Financial Inclusion – Mikopo Kisasa!” Highlights include:- Endorsement by policymakers of CIS goals of promoting access to affordable credit inthe region’s economies; The need for unified legislation to promote increased participation in CIS; The importance of implementation of cross-border data sharing […]
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.
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 […]
FSD’s GrowthCap initiative produced resource guides around five interrelated aspects of developing SME finance. Each area is key to the successful development and delivery of SME centric financial services. The table below lists the resources currently available . Click on the titles in the resources developed column to download the documents. Type key: BN = Briefing note: […]
Mr. Daniel Tallam, Assistant Director of the Financial Stability and Access Division at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and Dr. Amrik Heyer presented the findings of the 2016 FinAccess household survey at a launch attended by over 230 policymakers, industry players, academics and development partners. The occasion was graced by Sheila M’Mbijjiwe, Deputy Governor […]