Coping with COVID-19 in Uganda

MSC conducted a research study to assess what the low- and middle-income (LMI) segments in Uganda understand about COVID-19 in terms of awareness, preventive measures being taken, gender dynamics at play in their households, and the use of digital financial services during this time. We present our findings in this report. We note that overall, the response from the government has been proactive and generally effective. The LMI segment is largely aware of the disease and knows what precautions to take to prevent further spread. However, more can be done. Hence, we have provided policy recommendations that the government can consider implementing to allow people from these segments to overcome the challenges.

Themes: COVID-19, Digital Payment Ecosystems, Financial Inclusion