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.
The 2019 FinAccess household survey is the fifth in a series of surveys that measure drivers and usage of financial services in Kenya. The 2019 report was officially launched on April 3rd 2019. The four previous surveys of 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2016 have shown that Kenya has made significant progress in fostering financial inclusion, with the latest survey providing a […]
Evidence from an evaluation of the impact of M-Shwari With its launch in 2007, M-PESA changed the way Kenyans transact with each other. In doing so, impact studies found that it significantly improved the ability of social networks to help people manage shocks1. Six years later, the launch of M-Shwari by the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) […]
The pricing, marketing and potential misuse of digital loans coupled with the extensive negative reporting of borrowers who have failed to repay these relatively small loans has raised a growing chorus of concern about their design and the adverse impacts they have on borrowers and the financial system more broadly.
Whether it's government records, bank account data, or web browser activity, providing consumers with the ability to access and share their digital identity and records could increase competition and innovation by letting financial service providers better target and price products to consumers.