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Publications
July 2009

SME Trade Finance: Review of facilities available in Kenya

This report reviews the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Trade Finance market in Kenya. Several concrete recommendations on how to strengthen the provision of Trade Finance for SMEs are likewise provided in this report. The present project is justified by the Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS) and the PSDS Implementation Plan (PIP). These initiatives target […]

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July 2008

SME risk capital funds: Constraints to Kenyan institutional investors

This report provides a profile of institutional investors in Kenya and an assessment of their attitude and appetite for investment in early stage investment funds targeting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The report was commissioned by GrowthFin, a programme of the Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Trust that works with policy makers, donors, industry associations and […]

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July 2015

Business primitives – Enabling payment lifecylces through software

Two gaps work together to limit the electronification of merchant payments. Customers with depleted electronic accounts are not naturally inclined to pay electronically at local shops, and shops not accustomed to paying their suppliers with electronic money are not so likely to actively promote it with their own customers. While that is the case, mobile […]