Publications

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October 2015

Major growth highlights from the 2015 FinAccess geospatial mapping survey

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 […]

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October 2015

Key findings from the 2015 FinAccess geospatial mapping 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.

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September 2015

Review of Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) and increasing access to Kenya’s capital market by small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

According to FSD Kenya and World Bank research, credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by the banking industry only constituted 23.4% of total lending in 2013, up from 19.5% in 2009. Interest rates ranged from 15% to 20%. The Growth Enterprise Market Segments (GEMS) was launched in January 2013 by the Nairobi Securities Exchange […]

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October 2015

Financial capability for well-being: An alternative perspective from the capability approach

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.

Retail innovations
August 2015

Farmforce

Farmforce is a mobile service that links smallholder farmers to other actors in the agro-value chain. The Farmforce system is composed of a web site and mobile application that are used by organizations (companies, cooperatives, governments) working with large numbers of small farmers in a large scale contract farming arrangement. The software-as-a-service platform aims to […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

FarmDrive

FarmDrive seeks to transform the way small holder farmers get access to financial services. Via their simple to use web based platform,farmers are able to register with and painlessly maintain their revenue productivity and expense records. Farmers wishing to expand their ventures are able to apply for funding via the platform.Their records combined with other […]

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, […]