Our Projects and Initiatives

UNDP in Uganda is committed to supporting the Government  to reduce poverty levels and achieve its development goals. UNDP contributes to Uganda’s development through two key programmatic goals, accountable democratic governance and poverty reduction. Areas of HIV/AIDS and Women's Empowerment are cross cutting although projects specific to them fall under the democratic governance.

The two key programmatic areas are rooted in the broad thematic areas of;

Inclusive and Effective Governance

  • Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities in Uganda (ISNCU)Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities in Uganda (ISNCU)This project aims to build on Government of Uganda and Development Partners’ achievements in local development and decentralization by promoting community-based local development through the Saemaul Undong (SU) model.

  • Capacity Building for Strengthening Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and UtilisationCapacity Building for Strengthening Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and UtilisationThat diaspora remittances topped $879.4m in the financial year 2011/2012, higher than coffee at $466.6m, shows just how much a huge contribution they make to Uganda’s economy.

  • Strengthening Oversight Functions for Accountable Service Delivery Strengthening Oversight Functions for Accountable Service DeliveryUganda has had its fair share of high profile corruption cases in public office, an act that undermines some of the core functions of leadership, especially service delivery.

  • Strengthening Institutional Framework for Service Delivery Strengthening Institutional Framework for Service DeliveryBefore 1992, most decisions were made at the Central Government level, making it difficult to provide services all the way to the grass roots. Government therefore introduced a decentralisation policy to enable citizens to have more say in determining their affairs and to improve on the provision of services.

  • The Northern Uganda ProjectThe Northern Uganda ProjectWith funding support from the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery (BCPR), this project focuses on Local Development and Social Cohesion in Northern Uganda, building on past UNDP interventions; it aims at contributing to the social and economic stabilisation of the region.

Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development

Strategic Policy Advice

  • Promoting research and analysis on MDGs Promoting research and analysis on MDGsIn an effort to bring light to the situation of the MDGs at the local level, SPU 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.