Director - Centre for Development Studies
Susan Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath and Director of the Centre for Development Studies. She has a background in Economics and Agricultural Economics and worked in development organisations for eight years before joining academia.
What do informal groups teach us about what poor people want in their financial services?
The research undertaken for Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya over the last six years demonstrates how Kenyans want their money to help them live well.
Why are friends and family central to the financial choices of Kenyans?
So is it just because people do not have access to formal services that these social networks are important or are there dimensions of this borrowing that have an intrinsic value?
One Step Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting Quality Financial Services in Remoter Areas
This paper describes models of financial service provision in Kenya that are reaching remoter areas or appear to have the potential to do so.
Innovative Approaches to Delivering Microfinance Services: The Managed ASCA Model in Kenya
Examines the managed ASCAs operating in Central Province of Kenya. The study examines the strengths and weaknesses of this alternative approach to supporting financial services for the poor.