November 25th, 2022
Ngokamka: A tale of skills, partnerships, and finance in supporting micro and small enterprises to deliver at the big stage
August 15th, 2022
Agriculture and processing financing market analysis
August 12th, 2022
Agriculture and processing landscape report
May 16th, 2022
Understanding Agricultural Value Chains that Supply Nairobi
FSD Kenya partnered with Virtual City to better understand the value chains of fresh produce in Nairobi. The purpose of the assignment is to understand the operations of the packhouses by answering questions about finances, market information, constraints, barriers, and opportunities.
April 22nd, 2021
Understanding the value chains of fresh produce in Northern Nairobi: A case study for Packhouse (2020) – A follow up survey with COVID-19 impact mapping
November 19th, 2020
For maximum value, financial innovation must address real world problems
Kenya has received world-wide recognition as leader in financial innovation. This is a laudable achievement because finance holds the potential to unlock solutions to the real-world problems that Kenyans face in their daily lives.
November 12th, 2020
The opportunity for financial inclusion in health insurance coverage
In 2019, FSD Kenya and Turaco – a Kenyan microinsurtech startup providing simple, low-cost health and life insurance products to emerging market consumers – collaborated on a three-month pilot project in with a leading digital lender in Kenya. The study found that 80% of respondents were most interested in an in-patient cover to cushion the cost of hospital admissions, saying getting such insurance for free is incentive enough to repay their loans on time. Almost 50% of the treatment group opted in to having insurance payments added to their future loans, citing the idea of low-cost insurance from a financial service provider they know and trust as a key incentive.
April 22nd, 2020
Opportunities beyond Covid-19: It’s time for Kenya to nurture a fully digital economy
The recent months have been quite surreal for many across the globe.
May 15th, 2019
Building livelihoods using inclusive finance for chicken farming
Wanza Mbole Namboya
FSD Kenya set out to explore ways of using finance to build livelihoods of poor households in Kitui. The survey identified indigenous poultry and pulses as the agriculture value chains with the greatest opportunity for low-income households.
September 20th, 2016
Transparency in finance: Is it a matter of life and death?
Financial institutions play a key role in enhancing trust in the financial system
September 2nd, 2016
Interest rates cap: views from Kawangware
Why residents of Kawangware welcome the interest rate cap
July 22nd, 2016
Banks need to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial life world
June 29th, 2016
Calling for a Baraza on small business finance in Kenya
July 1st, 2015
Value Proposition Guide
May 1st, 2015
SME banking models
Mary M. Miller
This technical note reviews and compare the SME banking model choices available to banks, with commentary on how well they work and in what circumstances.