The 2016 FinAccess Household Survey is the fourth in a series of surveys that measure the financial inclusion landscape (access, usage, quality and impact) in Kenya. The 2006, baseline survey and the subsequent surveys of 2009 and 2013, have shown that Kenya has made significant progress in fostering financial inclusion, with the latest survey providing a ten year perspective on Kenya’s financial landscape.
The surveys constitute an important tool for providing a better understanding of the financial inclusion landscape in line with the financial sector development agenda, as laid out in Kenya’s Vision 2030, and a monitoring tool for progress under the government’s Medium Term Plan (MTP) for the financial services sector.
The surveys contain disaggregated data on key market segments, data on drivers of uptake and usage including attitudes, perceptions and needs as well as profiling the financial services landscape.
FinAccess 2016 was conducted by a multi-stakeholder body including the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSD Kenya). Data collection was carried out between August and October 2015 by IPSOS Kenya, with quality control by Research Plus Africa.
This report presents the key findings from the survey. Additional analysis will be made available through issue-based reports. The data will also be disseminated through consultative workshops with all stakeholders. The dataset can be downloaded from the CBK, KNBS and FSD Kenya websites.Download FinAccess 2016 survey report