Briefs & Summaries Financial Inclusion Global Asset Building

Uganda Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts

Uganda stands out as a candidate site to include in the worldwide demonstration of Youth Development Accounts (YDAs) in three ways: (1) strong international organizations and national government interest in poverty reduction efforts; (2) reliable and well-regulated banking infrastructure in place delivering microfinance programs; (3) excellent research capability and strong partnerships with local government.This brief is one of a series that CSD has prepared on candidate countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This brief, like the others, assesses the candidate country on four criteria: institutional capacity, national political interest, research capacity, and broader macroeconomic environment.

Project: YouthSave


Ssewamala, F. (2009, August). Uganda country assessment for Youth Development Accounts (CSD Country Brief No. 09-37). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.