The Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSD Kenya) is an independent trust dedicated to the achievement of an inclusive financial system that supports Kenya’s long-term development goals. We work closely with government, the financial services industry and other partners to develop financial solutions that better address the real word challenges faced by low-income households, enterprises and underserved groups such as women and youth.
In 2016, FSD Kenya was making headway in terms of its financial inclusion objectives. But there remained a population which was deeply excluded the extreme poor- especially women.
The FSD Kenya’s 2021 7th Annual Lecture focused on Digitalisation and emerging economic development models in Africa: The role of fintech.
We take a deep dive into the creative sector, its characteristics, the challenges faced by the players and explore broader market interventions aimed at improving the operating environment of the creative sector as well as possible financial solutions.
Most of Kenya’s Fintech solutions are built on the premise of alternative data sources and information sharing to inform decisions, business models, and monetisation models. With the Data Protection Act now in place and draft regulations published, innovators in Kenya now need to think more deeply about innovation that is balanced with compliance with the law.
We are pleased to invite you to a webinar on the 22nd of June from 3 pm EAT on Digitisation and Knowledge Portal for Affordable Housing.
Since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, FSD Kenya has been tracking the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income Kenyans, small enterprises, and underserved groups such as women and youth.
The FSD Network is a growing family of Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) permanent institutions and programmes working across Africa to mould sustainable financial systems to work better for poor, vulnerable and marginalised populations on the continent.
Informal service providers such as rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs), accumulating savings and credit associations (ASCAs) and other community based savings solutions are a core part of people’s financial portfolio in Kenya.
The annual lecture is FSD Kenya’s flagship event. Held every year since 2015, the annual lecture highlights new thinking and raise cutting edge issues in the field of financial inclusion.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, FSD Kenya and BFA Global have been working to understand the human impacts—social, financial, and economic—by conducting qualitative phone interviews with previous respondents from the Kenya Financial Diaries.
The COVID-19 crisis is creating great uncertainty about what the future holds for the economy and well-being of all.
The recent months have been quite surreal for many across the globe.
This segmentation study identifies Kenyans whose financial needs are not adequately met by the solutions available in the financial market, as well as the untapped opportunities they offer to financial service providers. The study was conducted by FSD Kenya and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), using data from FinAccess 2019.
This segmentation study identifies Kenyans whose financial needs are not adequately met by the solutions available in the financial market, as well as the untapped opportunities they offer to financial service providers.
FSD Kenya today welcomes a £17.14m commitment from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), part of a £320m package that will initiate an ambitious new phase of financial sector development across the continent.
This year’s lecture titled “Financing Kenya: 2020 hindsight for Vision 2030” was delivered by Dr. David Ferrand. David is a long-time observer of the Kenyan financial sector. He played a key role in FSD Kenya’s inception nearly 20 years ago and served as its director until June 2019.
On 19th November 2019, the 5th FSD Kenya Annual Lecture took place at the University of Nairobi’s Chandaria Auditorium. Dr David Ferrand, a long-time observer of the Kenyan financial sector and former FSD Kenya director was the speaker at this year’s event.
On the evening of Tuesday November 19th 2019, FSD Kenya held its fifth annual lecture on financial inclusion at the University of Nairobi’s Chandaria Auditorium.
This year’s lecture titled “Financing Kenya: 2020 hindsight for Vision 2030” was delivered by Dr. David Ferrand. David is a long-time observer of the Kenyan financial sector.