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Transforming the informal economy: Social protection and inclusive growth

This presentation explores the link between social security and inclusive growth in the context of Kenya’s informal sector.

The expansion of Kenya’s informal economy since the 1990s presents growing challenges for policy makers concerned to ensure that Kenya’s growth is both robust and inclusive.

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Sustainable finance disclosures for financial sector authorities

Sustainable finance is becoming an increasingly important form of finance for Africa. Key to anchoring sustainable finance effectively is understanding related disclosures and standards.

This presentation unpacks how the intersection of innovation, fintech and sustainable finance reporting and disclosure standards are creating an interesting future of supervision and regulation for financial sector.

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Environmental risk exposure in the Kenyan banking sector

he Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) partnered with FSD Kenya and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to undertake a study on the environmental risk exposure in the Kenyan banking sector.

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Technology and the Future of the Financial Sector in Africa: Centering Ethical Innovation

Technology has played and will continue to play a central role in financial sector development in Africa and in enabling Africans to access financial services and products.

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Agriculture & processing

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.

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Green Finance in Kenya

Kenya’s commitment to addressing climate change through green finance has progressively emerged as a key topic underpinning policy development in promoting sustainable development and financial market development.

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State of the Economy: 2021 Year in Review

The performance of the global economy continues to be defined by the COVID-19 pandemic with the war in Ukraine worsening the outlook for the world economy and Africa. For Africa ,the war in Ukraine will exacerbate food insecurity, increase fuel and food production costs, and push up the cost of living. Key global risks include the emergence of new COVID-19 variants which could prolong the pandemic and induce renewed economic and supply chain disruptions, energy price volatility, and high uncertainty around inflation and policy paths.

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