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From Ideas to Field Tests in 4 Days: A Design Sprint for Refugee-Centered Financial Services

By John Won*, Consulting Associate (BFA) and Peter Kawumi, Manager Competitive Strategies (FSD Uganda) In June 2018, BFA, a global consulting firm led a four-day design sprint for financial service providers (FSPs) to develop and test solutions tailored to over 1.3 million forcibly displaced people (FDPs) in Uganda. This was the latest engagement in a […]

Request for Proposals for Consultancy Services to Develop a Strategic Plan for the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority

  Date of Issue: Wednesday, 7th July 2018. Expiry Date: Wednesday, 25th July 2018. DOWNLOADS: RFP for Consultancy to develop a Strategic Plan for the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority(UMRA) 19 July 2018 Pre-proposal Clarifications (Question & Answers)  

Request for Proposals for Consultancy Services to Draft Regulations to Operationalize the Security Interest in Moveable Property Law

  Date of Issue: Saturday, 7th July 2018 Expiry Date: Monday, 23rd July 2018 DOWNLOADS: RFP for Consultancy to draft regulations to operationalize the Security Interest in Moveable Property Law  

Survey: Data in FSP Decision-Making

Insight2impact (i2i), FSD Africa and Oxford Policy Management (OPM), together with Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) – developed and implemented an online survey that sought to understand the ways in which financial service providers (FSPs) collect, store and use data in Uganda. The responses in the survey span the period from 29 August 2017 to […]

Mapping the Financial-access Journey of the Refugee

By John Won, Consulting Associate, BFA In April 2018, BFA facilitated a series of workshops for six banks – Diamond Trust Bank, Equity Bank, FINCA, Opportunity International, Post Bank, Ugafode – and a mobile network operator – Africell, in partnership with FSD Uganda. We shared research and statistics about the over 1.3 million forcibly displaced […]

Notes from the Frontier: Could Refugee Populations Be Ripe For Financial Inclusion?

As we approached the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement area, we were met with a calm sense of normalcy. People went about their business as usual, men and women tilling farms, children running around playing in school grounds and traders displaying their products at small designated shopping centres within the settlement. On 23rd March 2018, PostBank Uganda […]

Linkage Banking in Uganda

This report is of a study on linkage banking, commissioned by FSD Uganda to enhance understanding of relationships between Savings and Lending Groups (SLGs) and Financial Services Providers (FSPs). The report highlights both demand and supply sides of linkage banking which possesses benefits and challenges in their structure and implementation, hence a need to understand […]

FSDU’s Interventions to Promote Women’s Financial Inclusion

  Kampala, March 5, 2018: Financial Inclusion in Uganda has gained significant recognition through the recently launched National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) 2017-2022 whose major focus area is to enhance development of the financial sector to be more robust to enhance inclusion. If implemented well, there will be opportunity for more Ugandans to access a […]

Market Research on Interoperability in Mobile Financial Services in Uganda

Friends Consult Limited (FCL) was commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) in collaboration with Bank of Uganda (BoU) to conduct market research on interoperability in mobile financial services in Uganda. Interoperability is defined as the ability for different systems to connect with one another. It is increasingly seen by digital financial experts, as well […]

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