Fred Ssewamala

CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Global Asset Building: Innovations in Policies and Services

Fred Ssewamala is a CSD faculty director in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. His CSD research focuses on global asset building, particularly in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

Faculty Profile

CSD Projects

American Dream Policy Demonstration (ADD)

Asset Building

This is the first large-scale demonstration of Individual Development Accounts, with approximately 2,400 accounts opened at 13 sites across the country. 


Global Asset Building

This initiative in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Nepal was to understand conditions for delivery of savings products and services to improve the lives of low-income youth.

Global Assets Project

Global Asset Building

Our collaboration with the New America Foundation’s Asset Building Program seeks to inform and promote development of asset-building policies and programs worldwide. 


Global Asset Building

We worked with local researchers to implement and test an asset-building intervention with orphaned children at seven primary schools in the Rakai district.