Global Asset Building

AssetsAfrica is a pilot program that tests asset-building innovations for impoverished households and communities in Uganda. Participants purchased motorcycles, bicycles, goats, oxen and land with the money they saved in their AssetsAfrica savings accounts. The longitudinal quasi-experiment research includes surveys, in-depth interviews and savings account monitoring.

Principal Investigators

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor

​Gina Chowa

CSD Faculty Director; University of North Carolina
Global Asset Building: Innovations in Policies and Services


Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building