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Publications
August 2014

Kenya Financial Diaries: Executive summary

How do poor Kenyans manage their money? This executive summary synthesizes the key findings of the 2012-13 Kenya Financial Diaires project that looked very closely at the ways in which low-income Kenyans earned, spent, saved, borrowed and invested over the course of a year. The data from the project paint a rich picture of the […]

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August 2014

Financial diaries respondent profiles: Extreme savings and thrift

This short note profiles the savings behavior of “Kevin” – one of the participants of the 2012-13 Kenya Financial Diaries project – and addresses the bigger question of whether and in which cases restricted savings accounts are desirable for people living on little.

Datasets
June 2014

Kenya integrated household budget survey (KIHBS) 2005-2006

The Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS 2005/06) project collected a wide spectrum of socio-economic indicators required to measure, monitor and analyse the progress made in improving living standards. Specifically, the KIHBS was designed to update and strengthen three vital aspects of the national statistical database, notably: the Consumer Price Index (CPI), poverty and inequality; and […]

Publications
April 2014

What do low-income people know about money? Indigenous financial concepts and practices and their implications for financial inclusion

In what ways do norms and expectations about the actual processes of saving and borrowing create a disjuncture between the formal sector and indigenous experiences? Bridging this divide between every day and formal financial concepts and practices is part of the key to being able to develop more appropriate products and services that will support […]

Publications
July 2011

Equity Bank and the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) in Kenya

This case study explores the implementation and implications of Equity Bank’s partnership with the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) to support the payment of social protection benefits to the poor in Northern Kenya through agent banking and branch expansion.