FSD Uganda’s engagement with fintechs

FSD Uganda acknowledges that technology presents unique financial inclusion opportunities for the economically disadvantaged. Because technology comes with affordability and efficiency which play a huge role in increasing financial inclusion, FSD Uganda incorporates the use […]

Empowering Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: The Influence of Microfinance Group Lending

By the MicroSave Consulting and FSD Uganda teams Across the globe, the lack of collateral is a primary barrier that economically excludes individuals notably young people especially women from accessing formal banking services. To get […]

Seven lessons from the academic-industry collaboration pilots in Uganda

By Jackie Kitiibwa “What good is engineering research with no practical relevance?” reads a post on Quora from a seemingly frustrated PhD student. The student laments that a sizable portion of the research conducted at […]

What does it take to make digital credit gender inclusive?

Digital lending is expanding rapidly across markets with significant mobile money or mobile banking penetration. And as with all financial services, access and utilization patterns differ by gender. Some digital lending may have the potential […]

Savings and Investments by the Low Income Segment in Capital Markets: A Case Of XENO

This report shares findings from a pilot intervention on savings and investments by the low income segment in capital markets. In this pilot, FSD Uganda focused on testing the viability of leveraging mobile phone and […]

Refugees and financial freedom: Not yet uhuru

By Joseph Sanjula Lutwama and Brenda Banura The state of refugee’s financial inclusion This year’s World Refugee Day theme is finding freedom. An enormous aspect of freedom is financial independence. Access to formal financial services […]

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