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FSD Uganda Design Sprint for Refugee Financial Services

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

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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 ...
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How sandboxes can help the rural poor borrow, contribute to growth

How sandboxes can help the rural poor borrow, contribute to growth

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According to Uganda’s National Household Survey 2016-2017, eight out of every 10 Ugandans reside in rural areas, with the majority engaged in agriculture, while those living in urban areas are ...
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Mapping the Financial-access Journey of the Refugee

Mapping the Financial-access Journey of the Refugee

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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 ...
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World Food Programme(WFP) Beneficiaries during the bio-metric registration for the PostBank Prepaid card at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement.

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

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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 ...
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Financial Inclusion for Refugees: Laying the Foundation for a Business Case for Financial Industry Players in Uganda

Financial Inclusion for Refugees: Laying the Foundation for a Business Case for Financial Industry Players in Uganda

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On Friday 8th December, FSD Uganda held a roundtable event in Kampala to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss Financial Inclusion for Refugees in Uganda. Representatives from financial service ...
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