Who we are

We are the country’s national Development Finance Institution (DFI) with a mandate to accelerate socio-economic development in Uganda through sustainable financial interventions. Consistent with this mandate, the Bank supports projects within the private sector that demonstrate potential to deliver high socio-economic value, in terms of job creation, improved production output, tax contribution and foreign exchange generation, among other outcomes.


These projects fall within the key priority sectors of our economy, and in line with Uganda’s development priorities. The Bank’s financing interventions are mainly in Primary Agriculture, Agro-processing, and Manufacturing which account for about 80%of its investment portfolio. The Bank however undertakes specific interventions in other sectors including Tourism, Human Capital Development and Infrastructure including ICT.

Our Mandate

To operate as Uganda’s development finance institution, particularly through interventions in priority sectors and in line with the Government of Uganda’s development priorities.

Our Vision

Preferred and trusted development finance services provider for socio-economic development

Our Mission

Accelerating socio-economic development through sustainable financial interventions

Purpose Statement

Improving the quality of life of Ugandans

Core Values

We promise and only promise what we can deliver. We do what we say we are going to do and are accountable for our promises. We value honesty and consistency in our words and actions. We earn trust by living up to our commitments and make decisions that are in the best interest of the Bank and our customers.

We are devoted to being the best we can be. To achieve this, we place our customers at the center of everything we do. We consistently deliver on expectations and go the extra mile to get the job done. We approach everything with “It can be done” attitude.

We deliver the highest quality and value possible through simple and relevant solutions.