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Insurance Innovation Dialogue; Opportunities in the time of COVID-19

The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) of Uganda, in partnership with FSD Uganda and the Innovation Village, hosted an interactive virtual workshop on 19th November 2020, to discuss the opportunities and challenges to innovation in the Ugandan insurance market. The Chief Executive Officer, Alhaj Kaddunabi Lubega said the workshop was the perfect opportunity for the industry […]

Government to Person (G2P) Payment Guidelines

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda is the country’s leading institution on financial inclusion and inclusive financial market development. FSD Uganda provides technical assistance and catalytic grants to enable innovation and scale. This is achieved through research, policy analysis that enables evidence-based decisioning, private sector support through de-risking and experimental grants that push the frontiers of […]

Market Research on Unsecured Lending for MSMEs

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) (including smallholder farmers) struggle to access formal credit due to a lack of collateral and poor record keeping preventing them from making productive investments. FSD Uganda works to build inclusive credit market infrastructure to address the retail and business credit gap. FSD Uganda commissioned a study about unsecured lending […]

Strengthening the effectiveness of Uganda’s consumer protection framework

An assessment of credit cost disclosures There is a need to promote trust in the financial sector by putting robust consumer protection measures in place – this will help protect lower-income borrowers from poor market conduct and bridge the credit gap in the market. Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda) and Financial Sector Deepening Africa […]

Assessing the Economic Resilience of Ugandan Households Before COVID

Uganda’s informal sector driven by trade, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing and agriculture – which forms the primary source of livelihoods for about 3 million households and has a high number of inter-linkages across the economy. It continues to play a crucial role in creating employment and income opportunities for a majority of Ugandans. Access to the […]

Empowering refugees and host communities through financial inclusion

Background: Financial Inclusion for Refugees (FI4R) project Uganda hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world with approximately 1.1 million refugees settled in urban centres and 28 refugee settlements across the country. And while the number of adult Ugandans accessing formal financial services continues to grow, primarily driven by mobile money services, the […]

New lives, new tools: The financial lives of refugee communities

Observations by BFA Global based on initial field research  Access to financial services and a steady source of income are key concerns for displaced populations when they begin to settle in camps. Understanding how refugees cope as they grow their livelihoods, incomes and adopt both formal and informal financial tools can provide insights on what […]

Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) Consultant

Job Title: Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) Consultant Location: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Results Management and Learning Specialist Application Deadline: February 20th, 2020. About Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and working to promote financial inclusion in Uganda. Target beneficiaries for FSD Uganda include: Small […]

Laboremus launches digital platform to improve access to credit for smallholder farmers & management of cooperatives.

  Funding received from Financial Sector Deepening Uganda will help build resilience of smallholder farmers and the groups that serve them.   Kampala – Wednesday 20th November 2019; Laboremus Uganda Ltd. has received support from Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) to accelerate its work to provide financing to farmers in Uganda and beyond. Through Emata, a […]