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Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos

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At a Glance

Population in thousands (2017): 42,862.96
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 606.47
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 44% | 59%
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): 0.40 (2015)
Financial Inclusion Strategies: National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017-2020
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 23.16
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 40% | 55%
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.043
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 18% | 25

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Latest News & Events

Jul 09, 2019 | Capital FM; All Africa
East African stock markets recorded a depressed performance in 2018, according to the Alpha Inves

Latest Publications

May 11, 2019 | G. Murthy, M. Fernandez-Vidal | CGAP
May 11, 2019 | G. Murthy, M. Fernandez-Vidal, X. Faz et al. | CGAP
Apr 01, 2019 | J. Anderson, R. Karuppusamy, P. Enrico et al. | CGAP
Mar 31, 2019 | FSD Uganda, CAHF | CAHF
Jan 28, 2019 | F. Hollinger, A. Gross, M. Toyoda | IFC/The World Bank, FAO
Nov 30, 2018 | R.H. Mynhardt, J. Marx | Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences