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FinAccess

FinAccess is a series of household surveys that measure the access, usage, quality and impact of financial services in Kenya.

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VIDEO – Through Kenyan eyes: perspectives on the value of financial services
FinAccess

VIDEO – Through Kenyan eyes: perspectives on the value of financial services

FSD Kenya has been working since 2005 to promote financial inclusion in Kenya. Kenya has made huge strides during this time with over 75% of the population having access to a formal account.

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Consumer insights

Fin::voices

This interactive data visualization tool enables users to explore how over 290 participants from the Kenya Financial Diaries study viewed their lives, money and financial services.

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Data visualisation

Fin::trends

This interactive data visualization tool enables comparisons of financial service usage indicators over time for various sub-groups of Kenya’s population. 

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Blog

10 Things You didn’t know about Financial Access

Financial access is accelerating

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3rd FSD Kenya Public annual lecture 2017 – Watch Online
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The price of being banked

Kenya has experienced tremendous improvements in access to financial services over the last few years. However, little is known about the trends in affordability of financial services, especially for low-income earners.

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Leveraging Kenya’s informal sector for growth

Finance helps economic growth, and in turn, job creation.

Today is the first annual International Day for small and medium sized enterprises.

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Annual reports

2016 Annual report

The report gives an overview of FSD Kenya’s proposed programme of activities and major issues surrounding financial inclusion during 2016 and highlights of our initiatives.

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FinAccess

January 2017 quarterly newsletter

This quarter’s e-newsletter is out!

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Blog

The bright continent

Africa is the continent that will experience the effects of climate change first and worst. Which is why, on World Environment Day, we are pleased that Kenya is a leader in both rural electrification and clean energy innovation.

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Annual Lectures

3rd FSD Kenya Public annual lecture 2017 – Making finance serve the needs of the economy

Over 250 policymakers, industry players, regulators, lecturers, students, financial sector analysts, development practitioners and other guests gathered at the National Museum’s Louis Leakey Auditorium on Thursday 9th February 2017 for the 3rd FSD Kenya annual lecture on financial inclusion.

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Events

“The increasingly crowded savannah”: The 2nd FSD Kenya annual lecture

This year’s annual lecture will be delivered by Rafe Mazer, a Financial sector specialist at CGAP.

Join us for what we expect will be a stimulating discussion on competition and consumer protection in Kenya’s financial sector.

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Consumer insights

Market research tools

Find out what percentage of adults are using a range of formal and informal financial services and products in Kenya, overall and for sub-groups of the population defined by age, gender, wealth, geographic location and education.

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Consumer insights

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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Consumer insights

FinAccess 2016 interactive segmentation tool

Who are the users of different financial products & services?

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Consumer insights

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

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

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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Blog

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

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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Blog

“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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FinAccess

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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Social networks of mobile money in Western Kenya
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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

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

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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