Uganda started the journey from a cash-dominated economy to a digital-based economy in 2009. The country is emerging as a strong performer in digital financial services. Two major mobile network operators dominate the market alongside active third-party providers. In 2016, most active customers used one or more ‘second-generation services,’ such as digital savings or lending products. While rural Ugandans are still half as likely to use a mobile phone, the growth rate parallels that of urban users—about 3% per year. Furthermore, new agency banking regulations offer a fresh opportunity for financial institutions to grow their client base.
Look at this map for an overview of our projects in the country.