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Publications
June 2008

Financial exclusion in Kenya: An analysis of financial service use

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 […]

Publications
November 2008

Measuring access to financial services in Kenya: Pretesting of concepts

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; ƒ (2) Usage of informal groups – reasons why they are formed, why they […]

Publications
October 2007

Financial Access in Kenya: Results of the 2006 national survey

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, […]

Datasets
July 2015

FinAccess Household Survey 2013

The Kenya FinAccess demand survey measures access to and demand for financial services among adults in a nationally representative survey. The sample for the 2013 survey was based on the National Sample Survey and Evaluation (NASSEP V) developed in 2012. Estimates from the 2006 survey are statistically reliable for adults above the age of 16, […]

Datasets
July 2015

FinAccess Household Survey 2006

The Kenya FinAccess demand survey measures access to and demand for financial services among adults in a nationally representative survey. The sample for the 2006 survey was based on the National Sample Survey and Evaluation (NASSEP IV) developed from the Population and Housing Census of 1999. Estimates from the 2006 survey are statistically reliable for […]

Publications
October 2013

FinAccess National Survey 2013: Profiling developments in financial access and usage in Kenya

The objectives of FinAccess 2013 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 will suit newly identified, unserved […]

Publications
January 2012

The search for inclusion in Kenya’s financial landscape: Annex 3 – Maps and visual representations

This Annex contains maps displaying financial services usage patterns in Kenya based on the 2009 FinAccess survey. Five maps present spatial variation in estimated usage at a fine scale for the main formal, semi-formal and informal services in Kenya, namely, banks, M-PESA, MFIs, SACCOs and ROSCAs. In additional, visual representations show financial service use in […]

Publications
June 2011

Financial inclusion in Kenya: Survey results and analysis from FinAccess 2009

FinAccess 2009 documents a dramatic shift in Kenya’s financial landscape over the two and a half years since the previous survey in 2006. There has been a significant jump in the proportion of formally included (26.3% to 40.5%), mainly driven by the advent of mobile money. A lesser but still impressive contributor to formal inclusion […]

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June 2009

FinAccess National Survey 2009: Dynamics of Kenya’s changing financial landscape

The objectives of FinAccess 2009 was 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 will suit newly identified, unserved market […]