The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
The UK will provide up to £165m over 5 years in two phases of £82.5m. The programme will provide technical support on city and regional interventions in 3 focus countries, Burma, Uganda and Zambia resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions will help city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
The emergency response will contribute towards provision of life-saving food assistance to refugees, improving the capacity of reception facilities, providing basic and domestic items, emergency shelter in settlements, WASH, and protection interventions for persons with specific needs and monitoring of refugee registration.
To support the Government of Uganda to tackle the high malaria disease burden through various interventions. This is expected to improve maternal and child mortality indicators in line with global goals for sustainable development.
To increase the resilience to climate change of poor farmers in Northern Uganda, and to increase their incomes. This will be achieved by working with agricultural businesses to supply farmers with cheaper, better and more varied agricultural inputs and services, and to create stronger markets for farmer produce. This will benefit 250,000 households in Northern Uganda, who will adopt new practices, products and markets that will make them more resilient to climate change, while 150,000 households will see measurable increases to income. This will contribute to the MDGs (and their successor targets) by reducing poverty in Uganda.
Greater regional integration and trade competitiveness in Uganda . It is expected that the programme will reduce transport times along the northern corridor by 15% and increase Uganda’s exports by 10%.
To support increased accountability in Uganda and addresses corruption by supporting central government accountability institutions to improve coordination across the anti-corruption and accountability sector in identifying, investigating and prosecuting the corrupt, ensuring they are administratively and criminally sanctioned and their assets confiscated and to also increase citizen participation in local governance and accountability of 35 local governments for effective service delivery.
The Karamoja Nutrition Programme will deliver services to treat acute malnutrition; strengthen health service planning and delivery; improve access to supplements that prevent micronutrient deficiencies for mothers and children; and test and scale initiatives to prevent malnutrition in Karamoja – including through crop bio-fortification.
To improve the environment for private investment in Uganda’s renewable energy sector by accelerating the market for off grid solar energy and supporting the construction of at least 15 on-grid small scale power plants. This will increase Uganda’s energy production by approximately 20%, improve access to clean and modern energy for over 200,000 households and businesses or 1.2m people; mobilise up to £240 million in private finance and stabilise Uganda’s power sector finances by saving approximately $260m to 2.7bn during the period 2013-35, and lead to greenhouse gas emission savings of between 1 and 10 MtCO2e.