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August 2016

Human centered design Africa toolkit

This toolkit has been designed to help you generate solutions in many different fields of interest, from agriculture, to manufacturing, to banking and new technology. Throughout we use examples from some industries, but the process is equally applicable across the board. No matter which industry sector you are designing for, the human centered design (HCD) […]

Data visualizations
July 2016

Chart of the week: Credit in Kenya, who uses it and who provides it?

This chart examines the usage and sources of credit in Kenya from the 2016 FinAccess household survey. The plot on the left displays the percentage of adults by wealth group who reported to be currently using a loan from a range of formal and informal providers. An adult could have reported using a loan from more than one source […]

Data visualizations
July 2016

Chart of the week: Which financial instruments matter most to Kenya’s poorest?

Drawing from the latest FinAccess household survey, this graph explores the relationship between how widely used a particular financial instrument is among Kenya’s poorest 40% and how highly valued that financial instrument is to its users.  The big four: Mobile money, savings with a ROSCA or ASCA, secret cash savings at home and credit from the […]

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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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February 2016

Presentation: Highlights of the 2016 FinAccess report

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 […]