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FinAccess 2016 financial service importance tool

Which financial services are perceived to be the most important to Kenyans, and why? This interactive heat map draws from the 2016 FinAccess household survey and displays the percentage of people using a range of financial services

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FinAccess 2016 interactive segmentation tool

Who are the users of different financial products & services?

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Finance & fortune

How exactly do financial services impact low income Kenyans? In this note, we extract the stories of eight respondent households from the Financial Diaries.

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Blog
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Six secrets of the self-employed

This is the second post in a three-post blog series introducing publications from our recently concluded Kenya Financial Diaries update study, conducted with BFA.

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Consumer insights
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Small “b” biashara

Self-employment is a major source of income for low income Kenyans, and Financial Diaries respondents are no exception. When we talked to respondents in 2015, two years after the close of the original Diaries, those whose economic lives were improving pointed to business returns as one of the main drivers of their success.

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Where are they now?

Over the next three weeks, we will be releasing three publications based on findings from the Kenya Financial Diaries Update, a follow up study with the Kenya Financial Diaries households.

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Consumer insights
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Trickling down & climbing up

In late 2015, we followed up with Financial Diaries households to check in on their economic lives two years after the initial Diaries study ended. We wanted to know how they are doing now, the factors driving changes in their economic lives, and the role that financial services and financial choices were playing in their economic trajectories.

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“The three padlocks”: Digitising the savings groups’ money box

Can digital innovations replicate the “three-padlock” concept of the money box?

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Do central banks have a role in financial inclusion?

David Ferrand, Director of FSD Kenya, was part of a distinguished panel disucssing the role of central banks in financial inclusion at the CBK@50 symposium in Nairobi.

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Credit market development
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Credit on the cusp: Strengthening credit markets for upward mobility in Africa

Enthusiasm around the once-popular “Africa Rising” narrative is abating in the face of slower-than-expected growth, macro volatility deriving from continued reliance on raw material exports in many countries, and the reality of persistently high inequality.

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Social networks of mobile money in Western Kenya
Blog
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From observations to opportunities: How the voice of the customer can guide innovation

To increase access to finance in the agricultural sector, various players have implemented initiatives to help smallholder farmers and pastoralists to access financial solutions. The many initiatives over time have had varying degrees of success.

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Blog
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Beyond the pricetag: The real benefits of off-grid solar

Exploring the affordability and value of solar home solutions.

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Annual reports
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2015 Annual report

This reports gives an overview of the major issues surrounding financial inclusion during 2015 and highlights 10 of our initiatives.

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Blogs and publications
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Financing SME growth in Kenya

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Dataset
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2016 FinAccess Household Survey

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Data visualisation
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FinAccess indicators exploration tool

This tool enables users to create custom graphs and tables to view estimates of financial inclusion indicators generated from all rounds of the FinAccess household surveys

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The 2016 FinAccess household survey

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2016 FinAccess infographics sheet

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