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.
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 […]
InvesteQ Capital Ltd (“InvesteQ”) conducted a study on the capacity needs of risk fund managers in Kenya. The aim of the study was to: Identify capacity issues that if overcome would enable the funds to effectively serve the MSME market in Kenya. Identify potential interventions to overcome these capacity constraints. In total, 20 firms serving […]
The main aims of this independent review were to assess the performance of MicroSave’s third phase and the overall experience of MicroSave over its full nine-year history, identifying key achievements and lessons learned. MicroSave is a four-year project funded by DFID, CGAP, the Austrian Development Agency and NORAD. MicroSave started in 1998 and its third […]
The Decentralised Financial Services (DFS) project began in 2003 as an action research project to improve outreach of financial services in remote and rural areas. The first phase focused on developing and testing the tools to strengthen the management and governance of community-based financial organisations. The second phase which started in 2005, sought to demonstrate […]