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Solar Energy Lighting Up The Way To Financial Inclusion

By Peter Kawumi Increased access to solar energy by rural households and small businesses will drive demand for formal credit in the developing world. Off-grid solar energy solutions are taking off. For the over 1 billion people living without electricity, the ability to use technology to access cleaner energy over time can be life-transforming. In […]

Job Opportunity: Head of Financial Services

Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) is an independent not-for-profit company committed to promoting greater access to financial services in Uganda. FSDU seeks to develop a more inclusive financial sector with a focus on low-income individuals (particularly women) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). FSDU is funded by Department for International Development (DFID) UK aid […]

Digital Payments: Unlocking the Formal Economy for Small Businesses

By Joel Muhumuza Like many developing countries, Uganda is a cash economy. This is particularly true for the transportation sector. Boda-Boda’s or motorcycle taxis dominate private transportation in Uganda, particularly in major towns like the capital city – Kampala. Until recently, boda-boda drivers in Uganda’s cities and towns acquired customers by standing alongside busy roads […]

RFP Consultancy on Assessment of Unclaimed Assets in Uganda

  Date of Issue: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018. Expiry Date: Tuesday, 06th November 2018. DOWNLOADS: RFP for Consultancy on Assessment of Unclaimed Assets in Uganda  

VSLAs: The Unsung Heroes of Financial Inclusion

VSLAs are considered informal channels of financial services and yet according to 2018 FinScope survey findings most adults save with and borrow from VSLAs. Four out of every 10 adults save with and five out of every 10 adults borrow from VSLAs. Ugandans are five times less likely to borrow from Savings and Credit Cooperatives […]

FinScope 2018: The case for a deeper and more inclusive financial sector in Uganda

The FinScope Survey is often conducted to respond to a lack of information regarding the need for financial services. The study is designed to determine how individuals 16 years or older (i.e. adults) manage their money and the extent to which they use financial services to do so. The study also enhances monitoring changes in […]

Closing the gender gap: Challenges and Opportunities

By: Catherine Atieno, FSD Uganda Gender Consultant More than 2 billion people lack access to a financial account – with nearly one out of every three women globally excluded from the formal financial system. The persistent gender gap is according to the 2017 Findex Survey, concentrated
in three regions: The Middle East and North Africa with […]

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)  

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