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Making Elephants Dance – A Case Study on Shared Agent Banking in Uganda

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda collaborated with several market actors, who together, played a foundational role in piloting Uganda’s Shared Agent Banking System (SABS). Following an extensive engagement with industry actors, FSD Uganda produced a case study on Shared Agent Banking in Uganda “Making Elephants Dance’ that contains critical reflections on how SABS can be […]

IRA regulating for innovation – Case study

The enactment of a new Insurance Act, which came into operation in early 2018, expanded the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA)’s mandate from market soundness and consumer protection to also include market development. As part of this new mandate, the IRA is committed to encourage and facilitate innovation in its market. However, encouraging innovation may introduce […]

Financial Inclusion for Refugees Case Study in Uganda

By Henry J. Leir Institute During a year that most of the world has spent locked indoors, we should remember that 1% of the world’s population has been forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution. This is roughly 79.5 million people. 26 million are refugees, and almost half are under the age […]

The Overall Impact of COVID on The Economy; An Agile Scenario Analysis

This agile scenario analysis, conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and The Bank of Uganda, explored the potential short and mid-term economic effects the pandemic would have on key labour segments. With additional insights from ongoing economic recovery efforts, the team identified the potential role various sectors could play in strengthening the inclusiveness of the country’s recovery efforts.

The Impact of COVID on Agriculture in Uganda

Earlier studies conducted by FSD Uganda indicate that specific segments of the population - including people who directly or indirectly rely on farming - will be severely affected by the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a rapid diagnostic to understand how agricultural finance in Uganda has been affected, to inform financial market-led recovery efforts. Findings from the study have been used to strengthen FSD Uganda’s new five-year agricultural portfolio.

Assessing the Economic Resilience of Ugandan Households During COVID

Building on our earlier analysis, FSD Uganda conducted a phone-based survey which took place over a period of six months to understand how the pandemic had impacted people and businesses in Uganda. The survey results feed into a pan African COVID-19 tracker aimed at highlighting how the disease has impacted people across a wide variety of domains.

Highlights: Impact of COVID-19 on the economic resilience and financial behaviour of Ugandans

FSD Uganda partnered with the Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development and undertook a COVID-19 tracker survey which traced the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods, financial behavior, and social responses of Ugandans. The phone-based survey was conducted in 5 waves between April and September 2020. Similar surveys were conducted by the FSD Network in […]

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in the Ugandan Banking System

FSD Uganda Executive Director made a presentation as a discussant at the Bank of Uganda (BoU) and International Growth Centre (IGC) Policy Seminar on lending rates. Download the presentation to find out about why we should care about bank interest rate spreads and how it affects every day Ugandans and Ugandan businesses. DOWNLOAD FULL PRESENTATION […]

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 […]