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 Programme

Our programmes and projects

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    The UNDP Institutional Effectiveness (IE) programme aims at enhancing government effectiveness through institutional development, transparency and accountability in order to deliver on commitments to anti-corruption conventions.

  • Government of Uganda and UNDP agree that rule of law and constitutionalism are key engines of development progress. Upholding Rule of Law and constitutionalism results is a key path of achieving sustainable development. On the other hand, absence of rule of law and non-adherence to the constitution is associated with conflict and poverty.

  • Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities (ISNC)

    The Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities (ISNC) project builds on Government of Uganda and Development Partners’ achievements in local development and decentralisation by promoting community-based local development using the Saemaul Undong (SMU) model.

  • Peace Architecture for Conflict Transformation Framework

    This project aims at strengthening institutional mechanisms and frameworks that provide necessary capacities for long-term peace and stability

  • The Northern Uganda Project

    With 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.

  • Capacity Building for Strengthening Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and Utilisation

    That 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

    Uganda 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

    Before 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.

Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development

Our programmes and projects

Strategic Policy Advice

Our programmes and projects

  • Promoting research and analysis on MDGs

    In 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.