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Uganda

Summary

Over the last 20 years, Uganda has achieved one of the most dramatic reductions in the income poverty headcount of any country in Africa – from 70% living on less than $1.25 a day in 1992 to 38% in 2009. Economic growth was approximately 6% in 2013–14, and planned public sector infrastructure investment is expected to boost growth fur ther to 6.5% in 2014–15. Uganda’s debt continues to be sustainable; however, its revenue to GDP ratio (estimated at 13.7% for 2013–14) remains the lowest in east Africa. Despite high headline growth rates over the last 2 decades, much of this growth has not translated into adequate employment through decent jobs. With high population growth, levels of youth unemployment are increasing. Uganda’s policy framework for social services is strong. It prioritises equitable access to quality social services; however, policies are often not well implemented. Governance trends are concerning and corruption is endemic. In 2013, the UK decided to indefinitely suspend budget support to the Government of Uganda following the 2012 corruption scandal in the office of the Prime Minister.

Top priorities

  • promoting good governance and combating corruption
  • improving maternal and reproductive health
  • supporting economic development and growth including youth skills and job creation
  • increasing access to financial services and regional trade
  • protecting the poorest and most vulnerable

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Uganda
Uganda page on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ ActionAid Uganda (1) ¦ African Development Bank (1) ¦ Animal and Plant Health Agency (1) ¦ Cardno Emerging Markets (1) ¦ Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) (1) ¦ Crown Agents Bank (1) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Financial Sector Deepening (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (4) ¦ KfW (1) ¦ KPMG Uganda (1) ¦ London Sch of Hygiene and Trop Medicine (2) ¦ Malaria Consortium (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ MRC Clinical Trials Unit (1) ¦ MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS (6) ¦ MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS (5) ¦ Opportunity International (2) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ TradeMark East Africa (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ University College London (2) ¦ University of Cambridge (1) ¦ Veterinary Medicines Directorate (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (3) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (4) ¦ African Development Bank (1) ¦ KfW (1) ¦ United Kingdom (1) ¦ Department for Business Innovation and Skills (17) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦ Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) (1) ¦ PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ CARE International UK (2) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ Maxwell Stamp PLC (1) ¦ AECOM (5) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (2) ¦ IMC Worldwide (3) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Ark  (1) ¦ AgDevCo (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ DAI Europe (2) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (6) ¦ Coffey International Development (4) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Medical Research Council (17) ¦ Department for International Development (34) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (4) ¦ UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ UK - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (3) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Mercy Corps Europe (2) ¦ IPE Global Private Limited (1) ¦ ActionAid International (1) ¦ International Procurement Agency (2) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (3) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1) ¦ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (4) ¦ UN Women (1) ¦

130K

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

10K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

1K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

3K

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

80K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

800K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£178M

2019/2020