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Country Survey for Uganda

Published on May 21, 2012

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Languages available: English

The Country Survey for Uganda provides an overview of the microfinance industry in Uganda. Outlining the national socio-economic, political and historic factors impacting the microfinance market, the Country Survey forms a valuable backdrop against which to examine Uganda’s transparent pricing data.

The microfinance sector of Uganda is often heralded as the most vibrant and successful in Africa. The strong state of the microfinance industry has been attributed to several factors, including the government’s enabling environment, macro-economic stability, the weakness of the formal financial sector, sound donor commitment, strong capacity builders, stakeholder co-ordination and the healthy competition. It is however a relatively new industry in Uganda even though access to finance has been identified as a key development strategy since the 1960s. The Country Survey provides context for this, looking at:

  • Political Overview
  • Macroeconomic Overview
  • Traditional Financial Sector
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Microfinance Institutions
  • Microfinance Regulation
  • The Cost of Borrowing
  • Consumer Protection
  • Challenges for the sector

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