Financial Diaries research reveals how Kenya’s low-income families earn, save and spend their money
  • Tuesday 12th August, 2014: Data from nationwide project deepens understanding of the financial lives of low-income Kenyan households.
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    Seven years on, what is it like to be a mobile money agent in Kenya?
  • Nairobi, Thursday 19th June, 2014: Findings from a survey of over 2,000 mobile and bank agents carried out in 2013 across Kenya were earlier today presented during the official launch of the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) Kenya country report.
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    Novel approaches to A/B testing shared at FSD’s research colloquium
  • FSD Kenya together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a joint research colloquium at the Fairview Hotel, Nairobi on 11th April, 2014.
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    Online maps to deepen understanding of financial services access points in Kenya
  • 13th March, 2014: An online portal that will help identify gaps in access to financial services at national and county level was launched earlier today by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u.
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    FinAccess 2013 survey results launched
  • The latest national financial access survey findings were launched at a breakfast event on the 31st of October, 2013 by the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Prof Njuguna Ndung'u. The survey results indicate that Kenya's financial inclusion efforts are bearing fruits.
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    2nd EAC Regional Credit Information Sharing Conference opens in Nairobi
  • Nairobi, 24th September, 2013 - The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Prof Njuguna Ndung'u today opened the second East African regional credit information sharing conference at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
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    Findings from the Kenya credit information sharing project mid term review
  • Nairobi, 31st May, 2013 - FSD Kenya contracted Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to undertake a mid-term review of the Kenya credit information sharing initiative (KCISI) project from 20th May 2013 to 31st May 2013.
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    About FSD Kenya

    The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme was established in early 2005 to support the development of financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty. Working in partnership with the financial services industry, the programme’s goal is to expand access to financial services among lower income households and smaller enterprises. It operates as an independent trust under the supervision of professional trustees, KPMG Kenya, with policy guidance from a Programme Investment Committee (PIC). Read more >>


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    The conceptual underpinning of FSD’s work derives from the “making markets work for the poor” approach. It provided the original impetus for the establishment of FSD Kenya and has guided its activities over the last six years. Read more>>

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    • August 2014 issue 29

      aug 2014Our in-depth feature examines the state of mobile money agents in Kenya with research findings from the Agent Network Accelerator Survey: Kenya Country Report 2013.


    SAM logoThe School of African Microfinance (SAM) training programme is scheduled to take place from 1st - 12th September, 2014. Venue: Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya. Enrolment closes on 31st July, 2014. Click here for registration details.