The Millennium Development Goals Eight Goals for 2015

Monitoring progress of MDGs in Uganda

UNDP plays a lead role in monitoring poverty and the MDGs in Uganda, coordinating, among other things, the production of national MDGs progress reports, which constitute an important advocacy tool providing the latest information on the status of the MDGs in the country. This work is undertaken in close collaboration with other UN agencies and government counterparts, and typically involves engaging national researchers, civil society actors and other relevant stakeholders.

In support of this work, we regularly undertakes and facilitates policy research activities with national counterparts aimed at shedding light on the challenges that Uganda faces in achieving its MDGs by 2015, and at identifying strategies that can contribute to the sustainable attainment of these goals. In the past, this work has led to policy research in areas such as MDG financing, the acceleration of maternal health goals and poverty incidence measurement in Uganda.

In an effort to bring light to the situation of the MDGs at the local level, UNDP is currently in the process of producing the next 2013 Uganda national MDG progress report, which will shed light on the status of the MDGs in the country and also present Uganda’s position on the Post 2015 new international development agenda debate.

We are also working in partnership with UN-DESA and the Ugandan Ministry of Finance to adapt to the Ugandan context of the MAMS (Maquette for MDG Simulations) model, an economy-wide modelling framework centred on MDG analysis and simulations. This model will provide the Government and Ugandan researchers with a powerful analytical tool with which to better understand the status of the MDGs in the country, and gain in-depth knowledge of the main drivers of development and socioeconomic transformation that impinge on the achievement of the MDGs in Uganda.