On October 29, 2015, the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Dr. Patrick Njoroge, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and FSD Kenya launched a follow up survey to the 2006, 2009, and 2013 FinAccess household surveys. The exercise tracks trends in the geographical spread and outreach of the financial sector. The 2015 survey […]
Brand Fusion, a South Africa based research house that undertakes research in Africa and Asia, was responsible for the collection of the FinAccess spatial data. Garth Lawless, Brand Fusion’s special projects manager, presented the overall findings of the survey at the launch on October 29th 2015.
The 2013 FinAccess exercise revealed that more attention needs to be given to measuring not only the impact of financial inclusion, but also access and usage. The presentation also highlighted how various actors including service providers, policymakers and regulators, donors and partners implementing social protection programs can use the data.
Globally, 60 percent of adults conduct their financial affairs with the benefit of an account. In Kenya, thanks in large part to mobile money, 2014 estimates from the World Bank’s Findex survey program suggest that nearly 3 in 4 adults have an account. In the recent Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Kenya ranks 1st among […]
A range of factors influence which financial services people use. These include the factors of cost and distance as well as those such as literacy, income source and gender. In order to develop policies to expand access and use, policy-makers need to have an understanding of these factors – socio-economic, demographic and geographic – and […]
The primary objective of this report was to pre-test some concepts for the FinAccess 2009 survey. The concepts include: (1) Financial literacy – familiarity with product terminology such as collateral, interest rates, bad debt, mortgage, credit bureau, insurance, life insurance, investment and shares; (2) Usage of informal groups – reasons why they are formed, why they […]
The objectives of FinAccess 2006 were to: (1) provide information to policy makers about the main barriers to access, geographic or socio-economic for instance, providing an impetus for necessary reforms, (2) provide information to the private sector about market opportunities, and in particular insight into the types of products that would suit newly identified, unserved market segments, […]