Publications

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. 

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July 2013

Review of FSD’s Index based weather insurance initiatives: Full report

The aim of this review is to assess the impact that FSD and partners have had in catalysing the creation of a commercially viable market for Index Based Weather Insurance (IBWI) in Kenya. The review also makes recommendations about how such a market might be achieved through the existing pilots.

Publications - Brief
May 2013

Saving for change: Financial inclusion and resilience for the world’s poorest people

Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people do not have a formal bank account. With few viable means to save, these individuals and their families are vulnerable to life-threatening hardships. Community-based savings groups are designed to provide a mechanism for resilience. Jointly, Oxfam America and Freedom from Hunger commissioned the largest study to date to evaluate […]

Publications - Report
May 2013

Building the financial capability of savings group members in Kenya

In February, 2012 FSD Kenya engaged Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) to propose the broad outlines of a financial education curriculum for Savings Groups (SGs) as well as options for its delivery. MFO visited CRS and CARE programme sites in Malindi and Kisumu conducting focus group discussions with SGs, field staff, and agency management. The purpose of […]

Publications
January 2014

Review of FSD’s index based weather insurance initiatives

In May 2012, FSD Kenya commissioned Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) to conduct a review of its index based weather insurance project. The aim of the review was to assess the impact of the project on market development and evaluate the potential for creating a well-functioning and sustainable market for index insurance. The review reveals that […]

Publications - Brief
October 2012

Savings groups project briefing note

FSD Kenya has been supporting savings groups since 2008 through the Community Savings & Loans (COSALO) project in partnership with CARE. The Savings Groups initiatives undertaken between 2008 -2011 were quite successful. The initiatives had reached over 5,660 groups comprising of over 150,000 members as of December 2011. The two main lessons drawn from this project […]