The Compendium of Diaspora Investment and Business Opportunities

06 Aug 2013

Report Summary

In the past decade, there have been growing Ugandan Diaspora investments and remittances, which have generated keen investment interest at home.


To tap into this interest, a compendium of Diaspora Investment and Business Opportunities has been published to provide guidance for potential Diaspora investment and promote Uganda as a preferred investment destination in Africa. The compendium provides a brief overview of the business climate in Uganda with profiles of 17 sectors and a summary of market conditions, key demand drivers, a snapshot of investment opportunities as well as over 200 business ideas.


It is divided into two volumes with the first volume giving an overview of the Ugandan economy, its regulatory framework ad licensing requirements among others. The second volume highlights various sectors and investment opportunities therein.


It provides summarized information on tax regimes, incentives and regulatory aspects that have a bearing on investment inflows. It also covers some legal, administrative and compliance aspects to the larger East African Community. In addition, investment and trade procedures are being simplified. There is also harmonization to cover the greater East African regional market and other countries.


The Compendium is the work of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from UNDP in Uganda.

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