The FSD Network

The FSD Network is an alliance of organisations (or FSDs) that reduce poverty through financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Today, the FSD Network:

  • Comprises a group of ten financial sector development programmes or ‘FSDs.’ Located across sub-Saharan Africa, it includes eight national FSDs, Access to Finance Rwanda (est. 2010),Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access in Nigeria (est. 2007), Enterprise Partners (est. 2013), FSD Kenya (est. 2013), FSD Moçambique (est. 2014), FSD Tanzania (est. 2005), FSD Uganda (est. 2014) and FSD Zambia (est. 2013) and two regional FSDs, FinMark Trust in Southern Africa (est. 2002) and FSD Africa (est. 2012).
  • Is a world-leading proponent of the ‘making markets work for the poor’ approach
  • Specialises in a number of themes from agriculture finance and savings groups to payments, SME finance and capital market development.
  • Represents a collective investment of $450+ million by DFID; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; SIDA; DANIDA; Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; RNE (Netherlands) and World Bank.
  • Spends $55+ million per year, predominantly through grant instruments
  • Employs over 120 full time members of staff and a uses wide range of consultants