Digital Economy

FSD Uganda interventions continue to create an enabling policy and regulatory environment for the financial inclusion of underrepresented groups. We build the capacity of policy makers, regulators, and industry associations to ensure they are equipped to respond to the needs of tomorrow’s financial markets while serving today’s consumer effectively. Our targeted support for efficient financial market infrastructure and processes will help reduce friction in the movement of money within the economy, with the goal of transferring these efficiency gains to the consumer.

Effect of Covid 19 on Saving Groups

Focus Groups: All

Theme: Savings, Credit, Payments, Insurance, Investment

Synopsis: Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda, in partnership with the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) hosted a validation workshop where highlights from a study on how the COVID-19 lockdown affected savings groups were shared.

Interoperability rules for mobile money network

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Technical assistance
Achievements: Development of a framework to facilitate the interoperability of mobile money services.
Partners: Bank of Uganda,
Synopsis: Facilitation of mobile wallet interoperability across different networks.

Formalising SACCOS

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Catalytic Grant, Technical Assistance
Achievements: Over 60,000 SACCO members reached.
Synopsis: Connecting SACCOs to Supervised Financial Institutions.

SIM registration via blockchain

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Technical assistance
Partners: CryptoSavannah
Synopsis: Leverage technology (Blockchain) for new SIM registration.

Electronic Know Your Customer (E-KYC) Project

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Technical assistance
Synopsis: To develop a digital ID verification system to be used by all banks and other licensed financial service providers in the country.

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