FSD Africa is part of a family of 11 financial sector deepening, or FSD programmes, operating across sub-Saharan Africa.
This FSD Network has a strong local footprint. It has offices in 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, and a staff of over 150 financial sector experts. Together, the network invests over £50m a year in high-potential programmes.
Since 2002, when the first FSD programme was created and funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the FSD Network has attracted funding from a number of sources, including the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, the Mastercard Foundation and US Aid. However, DFID remains the largest funding partner across the FSD Network.
As the FSD Network’s regional programme, FSD Africa works to strengthen the impact of individual FSDs and the network as a whole. We regularly convene the FSD Network community, providing capacity-building support, and proactively fostering opportunities for collaboration on pioneering new work streams across the network.