The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the data collected during the course of the Financial Diaries project and a description of the datasets available for use.The currently available datasets from the study can be downloaded from the links below: Dataset link All transactions (cash flows) Auxiliary data (demographics, housing, education, […]
This data pack contains several files (in .csv and .dta formats) with information collected about households and household members participating in the 2012-2013 Kenya Financial Diaries study. Data captured during interviews are available on housing characteristics, ownership of assets, demographics, educational attainment, well-being, goings-on and consumption from own production. In addition, several auxiliary datasets with custom indicators on income, […]
The aim of this book is to stimulate debate on how we analyse and think about the future of market development and its implications for poverty and growth. The book was commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya as an invitation to scholars to dig more deeply into the data that have been collected over […]
A major gap in the ability of formal financial services to deliver value for low-income families is a general lack of information and understanding of their preferences, behaviours and needs. To address this gap, FSD Kenya in partnership with BFA and Digital Divide Data undertook a Financial Diaries study between 2012 and 2013. The Kenya Financial Diaries tracked […]
Financial inclusion and financial capability require an evaluative framework for the exploration of how and to what degree the ways in which poor people engage with financial services and transactions can improve their wellbeing.
This short note profiles how Carol – one of the participants in the 2012-13 Kenya Financial Diaries project – manages to leverage her average monthly income of Ksh 4000 into a permanent home for her family.
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 […]