Making finance work
for Africa's future
Transforming Africa’s green financial markets - stories of change
We make finance work for Africa’s future
Established in 2012 and supported by UK aid, FSD Africa is a specialist development agency working to build and strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa.
FSD Africa is incorporated as a non-profit company limited by guarantee in Kenya. It is funded by UK aid from the UK government.
At FSD Africa, our programming is designed to address systemic challenges within Africa’s financial markets, with the aim of sparking large-scale and long-term change. Our interventions are designed from the ground up, to ensure that Africa’s financial markets better serve those most in need – today, and long after our programmes end.
From our headquarters in Nairobi, our team of over 35 financial sector experts lead ambitious programmes spanning 28 countries across the continent.
FSD Africa is part of a family of 10 financial sector deepening, or FSD programmes, operating across sub-Saharan Africa, known as the FSD Network. Together, the network provides over £50m a year in financial support to high-potential financial market development programmes, and employs over 150 financial sector experts, based in local offices across Africa.
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 community, provide capacity building support, and foster opportunities for collaboration.
Our new growth areas
Africa is actively expanding its impact through three new growth areas, each aimed at harnessing innovative financial solutions to address critical environmental and economic challenges across the continent. These new growth areas reflect FSD Africa’s commitment to evolving its strategies in response to the continent’s changing needs by not just aiming to address immediate financial gaps but also laying the groundwork for a sustainable and resilient future for Africa.