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July 2015

Financial inclusion insights tracker survey (FIITS) Kenya 2014

The Financial Inclusion Insights Tracker survey (FIITS) data captures data on how Kenyan access mobile communications and digital financial services, the key patterns and behaviors that mobile money users display, how demographic factors influence demand and uptake of mobile money as well as barriers to adoption and usage. Estimates from the Kenya FIITS are representative […]

Datasets
July 2015

Financial inclusion insights tracker survey (FIITS) Kenya 2013

The Financial Inclusion Insights Tracker survey (FIITS) data captures data on how Kenyan access mobile communications and digital financial services, the key patterns and behaviors that mobile money users display, how demographic factors influence demand and uptake of mobile money as well as barriers to adoption and usage. Estimates from the Kenya FIITS are representative […]

Retail innovations
July 2015

M-KOPA III solar home systems

M-Kopa is a mobile venture aiming at making it simpler and more affordable for Kenyans to acquire productive assets. The key to the M-Kopa solution is financial transactions facilitated via the mobile phone and easy and secure monitoring of the assets being acquired by the clients. An interesting benefit of this model is a flurry […]

Datasets
July 2015

Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) survey Kenya 2013

The Agent Network Accelerator Survey focuses on operational determinants of success in agent network management in the following areas: quality of provider support, agent & agency demographics, core agency operations, liquidity management and business model viability. While the 2013 data is not yet available to the public, the 2013 findings can be accessed at the […]

Publications
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 […]

Publications -
September 2013

No more tears: Mobile app making life easier for savings groups

FSD Kenya with a software development firm Software Group are in the process of developing a mobile app – provisionally called e-Recording – that hopefully will enable groups to leave the trail of tears for good. The app, which runs on Android phones, initially leads a group through a set-up process, during which the group […]

Publications
June 2012

Time for cash to cash out? Scoping Kenya’s path to a cash-lite society

Cash is an expensive financial instrument. Because it is physical, it must physically change hands, be aggregated, moved over space, and protected from theft both in small and large values. All of this – transportation, processing time, security, and the need for physical storage – entails costs. Electronic payment systems represent what could be a […]

Publications
April 2012

Using credit to grow savings: Results from a mobile pilot in Kenya

In November 2009 the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Kenya (FSD Kenya) provided a total of USD 540,000 to Mobile Ventures Kenya Limited (MVK) to enable MVK to pilot an innovative savings product delivered through the mobile channel. The product is Jipange KuSave (meaning “plan or organise […]

Publications -
April 2012

Why doesn’t every Kenyan business have a mobile money account?

M-PESA agents and, increasingly, the agents of other mobile money schemes and banks are everywhere. The most striking thing about mobile money in Kenya is how visible it is: the proliferation of store signage leaves no one with any doubt that something big is happening in the Kenyan payment space. It is estimated that three […]

Publications -
March 2012

The search for inclusion in Kenya’s financial landscape: The rift revealed summary report

Does the rapid adoption of mobile phone based money transfer services (MMT) suggest a tectonic shift in Kenya’s financial landscape and the greater potential for formal sector inclusion – especially in savings or transactions accounts? This report examines the use of MMT within the context of informal and formal financial service use. The study investigated […]