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.

According to the National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017-2022, Financial Inclusion has be defined as having access to and using a broad range of quality and affordable financial services which help ensure a person’s financial security.

Financial Services & Data Measurement (Pillar 4)

Under this pillar, BOU partners with institutions such as the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the Uganda Cooperative Savings and Credit Union, the Insurance Regulatory Authority and the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda. It also collaborates with relevant Government Ministries and Departments,  supervised financial institutions,  the UK Department for International Development (DFID), GIZ, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Key elements under this pillar include:

  • Formulation of a contextually relevant definition of financial inclusionand identification of key indicators to develop a financial inclusion data set.
  • Collection, compilation and dissemination of financial inclusion indicators relating to access, usage and quality on a regular basis.
  • Establishment of internal and external coordination structures with relevant partners/stakeholders.

If you require any more statistics relating to financial inclusion, please contact us via statistics_dissemination@bou.or.ug.


Useful Resources/Links

FINSCOPE Reports: 200720092013; 2018

Geo-Spatial Mapping of Financial Services Cash In/Cash Out Access Points, 2013