Uganda

Track Record

Agri-Financing Uganda – www.agrifinancing.ug

Agri-Financing Uganda is a programme that has been set up with similar ambitions to that of our programme in Kenya. Its approach is threefold:

1. Firstly, the programme will strengthen the capacity of committed financial institutions to:

(a) Improve their practical sector knowledge

(b) Design relevant agri-finance products and

(c) Provide them with adequate credit monitoring and risk mitigation tools;

2. Secondly, we hope to lead by example through the introduction of an (Agri) Supply Chain Platform that we will offer to financial institutions on a ‘managed services’ basis;

3. Thirdly, we will work with the agricultural sector to identify the more promising emerging farmers, producer associations, co-operatives, aggregators and agri-businesses with the objective to create, maintain and disseminate a pipeline of bankable commercial propositions.

The programme will thus work both on the supply and demand sides, offering technical assistance, new technologies in financial infrastructure and risk management, and set up multi stakeholder initiatives which enable a catalytic change in the agricultural finance landscape in Uganda.

Agri-Financing Uganda is an initiative of Financial Access and its partner SNV together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Strategic options for Post Bank Uganda (PBU)

ING Advisory (now Financial Access) has provided Technical Assistance to Uganda Post Bank to:

  • Strengthen the financial sector of Uganda and improve accessibility to financial services;
  • Develop a long-term business strategy and implementation plan for the bank;
  • Develop an asset divestiture plan.

Strengthening of the SME – Banking and product offering – Bank of Kenya Tanzania

Financial Access provided a resident adviser supported by short-term experts to design and implement a strategy to strengthen and develop the SME Banking and product offering in this successful African bank. Organisational advice and implementation work are provided in the areas of product design, marketing and distribution, risk management and relevant systems/operations support.

The project is supported by IFC’s MSME program for Africa.

 

Agri-Finance Diagnostic

Financial Access was asked to provide an agribusiness finance consultant to develop a diagnostic report about agri-finance in Uganda and Tanzania. In this assignment all relevant strategy papers such as the agriculture sector development strategy and investment plans were reviewed. A case study was undertaken with one of the commercial banks and portfolio and credit procedures were reviewed. Recommendations were made for new lending products. The available guarantee/funding schemes, which are essential for the development of financing of the agriculture supply chains, were thereby taken into account.

MO training at EurAfrican Bank Tanzania

The objective of the project was to implement and execute a “training program” , in the context of the Financial Services development Program with a focus on the SME Operations component. Financial Access conducted five bank training courses for 20 participants at different banks in Tanzania and Uganda. The training programme consisted the following topics:

  • SME credit analysis;
  • Payments operations;
  • Risk management policies and processes;
  • Marketing and sales;
  • Product development and branding;
  • Customer service and sales techniques.

 

Technical assistance to develop MSME banking – EurAfrican Bank

This project was sponsored by FMO to support EurAfrican Bank Tanzania in developing their MSME banking business.
The aim of the project was to assess the conditions of the bank,to implement and to execute a technical assistance programme in order to develop the bank’s MSME business. Our advisers have made use of various sources including pre-scan information provided by the bank, its published annual report and its three-year business plan. In addition, interviews were held with all staff within the top three tiers of the bank.

Performance Scan and technical assistance were implemented in the following areas:

  • Marketing;
  • Organization;
  • Risk management;
  • Financial control;
  • Operations and IT.

Tanzania

Track Record

MO training at EurAfrican Bank Tanzania

The objective of the project was to implement and execute a “training program” , in the context of the Financial Services development Program with a focus on the SME Operations component. Financial Access conducted five bank training courses for 20 participants at different banks in Tanzania and Uganda. The training programme consisted the following topics:

  • SME credit analysis;
  • Payments operations;
  • Risk management policies and processes;
  • Marketing and sales;
  • Product development and branding;
  • Customer service and sales techniques.

 

Technical assistance to develop MSME banking – EurAfrican Bank

This project was sponsored by FMO to support EurAfrican Bank Tanzania in developing their MSME banking business.
The aim of the project was to assess the conditions of the bank,to implement and to execute a technical assistance programme in order to develop the bank’s MSME business. Our advisers have made use of various sources including pre-scan information provided by the bank, its published annual report and its three-year business plan. In addition, interviews were held with all staff within the top three tiers of the bank.

Performance Scan and technical assistance were implemented in the following areas:

  • Marketing;
  • Organization;
  • Risk management;
  • Financial control;
  • Operations and IT.

Strengthening of the SME – Banking and product offering – Bank of Kenya Tanzania

Financial Access provided a resident adviser supported by short-term experts to design and implement a strategy to strengthen and develop the SME Banking and product offering in this successful African bank. Organisational advice and implementation work are provided in the areas of product design, marketing and distribution, risk management and relevant systems/operations support.

The project is supported by IFC’s MSME program for Africa.

 

Agri-Finance Diagnostic

Financial Access was asked to provide an agribusiness finance consultant to develop a diagnostic report about agri-finance in Uganda and Tanzania. In this assignment all relevant strategy papers such as the agriculture sector development strategy and investment plans were reviewed. A case study was undertaken with one of the commercial banks and portfolio and credit procedures were reviewed. Recommendations were made for new lending products. The available guarantee/funding schemes, which are essential for the development of financing of the agriculture supply chains, were thereby taken into account.