Financial Inclusion (FI), which refers to access and usage of appropriate financial services, continues to play an integral role in the realization of inclusive and sustainable growth. It is vital for economic and social development of a country.

Financial Inclusion Project

Each project pillar has a designated Sub-Committee which handles the direct implementation of the planned activities. The Sub-Committees are drawn from relevant Functions and Departments across BOU and from GIZ.

The activities of the Sub-Committees are overseen by the Financial Inclusion Apex Committee which is charged with leading the BOU’s efforts on financial inclusion, providing effective governance and coordination for the Financial Inclusion Project within BOU, monitoring progress and reporting to BOU Senior Management.  

Bank of Uganda has taken a national approach in the implementation of the Financial Inclusion Project, recognising the efforts of the range of organizations – in the private and public sector, Government and development partners – who have been involved in promoting financial inclusion in Uganda over many years.  The Financial Inclusion Project aims to build on these efforts – in collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, as well as seeking to facilitate the engagement of additional players – to advance the overall goal of financial inclusion.


Pillar 1: Financial Literacy

Pillar 2: Financial Consumer Protection

Pillar 3: Financial Innovations

Pillar 4: Financial Services Data & Measurement

Useful Resources/Links

State of Financial Inclusion

Summary of the Financial Inclusion Project

Strategy Paper on Financial Inclusion

Bank of Uganda commitment to Financial Inclusion