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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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July 2008

Procurement and supply in Kenya: The market for small and medium enterprises

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) commissioned the 2008 Operations of Procurement in Kenya study in order to research and document the policies, practices and procedures followed by supply chain practitioners in the public, private, NonGovernmental Organisation (NGO) and donor sectors regarding procurement. In particular, this study focused on identifying and documenting key processes […]

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August 2015

Transforming finance for enterprises through action research

FSD Kenya has worked and continues to work with a number of Kenyan financial institutions and other stakeholders towards improving the delivery of finance for enterprise. Using an action research based approach of working with its partners FSD Kenya aims to help financial institutions review how they currently work with their enterprise clients and how […]

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SME Finance


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July 2015

Supply chain financing for SMEs

This note discusses the working capital issues that SMEs face within their supply chains and how supply chain financing (SCF) products can help address them. While SCF presents commercial opportunities for a wide range of financial service providers, this technical note examines these opportunities as well as the issues that banking organisation’s experience operating in the […]

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July 2015

Market research for SME finance

This technical note discusses approaches and methods for market research on SME clients as well as how to plan and implement successful market research. Implementing SME market research can assist financial institutions to better understand the diverse group of SME clients and may help them serve the various types of clients better and develop appropriate […]