FSD Kenya publications cover a wide range of topics relevant to financial inclusion, encompassing in-depth reports, research and project briefs, technical notes , ‘how to’ guides, presentations and our annual reports and newsletters.
In this presentation, MicroSave’s Head of Digital Financial Services Mike McCaffrey highlights that one of the largest barriers to daily transactions in the agent network is high proliferation of agents especially in Nairobi. He also noted that even though Kenyan mobile money agents generate the highest transactions in East Africa, they also earn the least from […]
This short note profiles how Carol – one of the participants in the 2012-13 Kenya Financial Diaries project – manages to leverage her average monthly income of Ksh 4000 into a permanent home for her family.
This report provides an overview of M-Shwari and answers three core questions: What is M-Shwari and how does it work? Who are M-Shwari customers and how are they using the product? Why are customers using (or not using) M-Shwari? The report concludes with an exploration of the broader implications of products like M-Shwari, including: How will “big […]
This report describes the supply of financial services from the retail banking market in Kenya and identifies opportunities for using current and alternative payments infrastructure to support social protection payment (SPP) transfers.
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 […]
The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) commissioned the 2008 Operations of Procurement in Kenya study in order to research and document the policies, practices and procedures followed by supply chain practitioners in the public, private, NonGovernmental Organisation (NGO) and donor sectors regarding procurement. In particular, this study focused on identifying and documenting key processes […]