Guest blog – Harnessing the power of data to create relevant products and services for consumers

Guest blog – Harnessing the power of data to create relevant products and services for consumers

The 2019 Financial Inclusion Week themed Financial Inclusion: For What? Is being recognized globally between October 21 and October 25. The Financial Inclusion Week (FIW) is aimed at getting stakeholders to revisit their fundamental purpose and renew efforts to achieve financial inclusion. FSD Uganda will share a series of reflections from our technical experts and stakeholders. Today, we hear from the Uganda Communication Commission about opportunities that exist to protect and empower consumers through information…

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Shifting the Regulator Mindset in Uganda

Shifting the Regulator Mindset in Uganda

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    Uganda has made, and continues to make great strides in regulation. Perhaps most notably is the development of regulatory experiment (or sandboxes) – a cutting edge approach designed to allow fintechs to try new innovations without disrupting the existing financial ecosystem.

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    Mapping Regulatory Behavioral Biases to Innovation in Financial Services

    Mapping Regulatory Behavioral Biases to Innovation in Financial Services

    By Joseph Lutwama and Kim Kariuki

    Technology advancements in the last two decades have resulted in a chain reaction of innovations in financial services never experienced in this generation. Whereas previously financial services would only be accessed in big, tall and intimidating bank branches, now a financial transaction can be completed in just under a minute without stepping into a bank branch or even talking to a banking relationship manager across the counter.

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    Report on Banking and the Status of Financial Inclusion in Uganda

    Report on Banking and the Status of Financial Inclusion in Uganda

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      This report aims to give an overview of the Ugandan banking sector and the potential opportunities that exist to increase the banked population. The information generated by the FinScope Uganda survey, conducted in 2018, provides the basis for this report’s analysis.

      Information presented in all tables and figures are obtained from analysis of FinScope 2018 dataset.

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      Finscope Uganda 2018: Banking & Financial Inclusion Infographics

      Finscope Uganda 2018: Banking & Financial Inclusion Infographics

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      Report on Informal Financial Inclusion in Uganda

      Report on Informal Financial Inclusion in Uganda

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        Efforts to increase formal financial inclusion in Uganda are faced with significant challenges which are both supply and demand side in nature.

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        Analysis of status of financial inclusion for women and youth in Uganda

        Analysis of status of financial inclusion for women and youth in Uganda

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          Money management, planning and the safe building of assets are core components of a larger set of economic and social skills needed to achieve a sustainable livelihood. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the obstacles women and young adults face in developing these abilities. Financial service providers (FSPs), however, are still failing to meet the needs of these sections of society. In the process, they are missing out on the potential benefits of developing the female and young adult economy.

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          Report on Uptake of Insurance Services in Uganda 2018

          Report on Uptake of Insurance Services in Uganda 2018

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            The findings of the FinScope survey conducted in 2018 show that formal insurance uptake in Uganda is at 1%. Current insurance penetration in Uganda is also estimated at 1%. The low level of formal insurance uptake is attributable to public mistrust, low public awareness and a narrow insurance product range – especially for low income earners.

            Uptake of formal insurance was 6% in Kenya, 9% in Rwanda and 15% in Tanzania. This means that uptake of formal insurance in Uganda is the lowest in the region.

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            Rethinking Insurance uptake in Uganda: Why legacy models aren’t enough

            Rethinking Insurance uptake in Uganda: Why legacy models aren’t enough

            By Joel Muhumuza(FSDU) and Protazio Sande(IRA)

            It’s midnight and Muzeeyi Bizibu and his wife are meant to be asleep because they have to wake up at 5am to go to work. However, Muzeeyi Bizibu’s chest is yet again bothering him. He can’t seem to breathe well and is having coughing fits. It might be pneumonia.

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            Insurance Innovation: Needs, Gaps and Opportunities

            Insurance Innovation: Needs, Gaps and Opportunities

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              Presentation at the Innovation Forum and FSDU Insurance Challenge Fund Launch – Kampala, 10 December 2018.

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              Finscope Uganda 2018: Informal Financial Inclusion Infographics

              Finscope Uganda 2018: Informal Financial Inclusion Infographics

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              Finscope Uganda 2018: Gender and Financial Inclusion Infographics

              Finscope Uganda 2018: Gender and Financial Inclusion Infographics

               

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              Digital Payments and Identity: Laying the Rails for an Inclusive Economy

              Digital Payments and Identity: Laying the Rails for an Inclusive Economy

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              Leveraging (Alternative) Data To Deliver Efficiencies In Credit Extension

              Leveraging (Alternative) Data To Deliver Efficiencies In Credit Extension

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              FinTech in Uganda: Implications For Regulation

              FinTech in Uganda: Implications For Regulation

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                FinTech holds great potential for both financial inclusion and economic development in a wider sense. Digital financial solutions have been expanding access and reach to consumers, especially the unbanked and under-banked. They have been significantly lowering the costs of providing financial services, making it possible to serve the base of the pyramid in a more profitable way. Fintechs have also enabled new business models that offer expanded services to customers and continue to generate new revenue streams for financial service providers.

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                Solar Energy Lighting Up The Way To Financial Inclusion

                Solar Energy Lighting Up The Way To Financial Inclusion

                By Peter Kawumi (Former Manager Competitive Strategies)

                Increased access to solar energy by rural households and small businesses will drive demand for formal credit in the developing world.

                Off-grid solar energy solutions are taking off. For the over 1 billion people living without electricity, the ability to use technology to access cleaner energy over time can be life-transforming. In sub-Saharan Africa, most people lack access to electricity. This limits their opportunities to education, business growth and presents significant health risks. Grid electricity remains an expensive resource for many – especially the rural poor.

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