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

Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development

  • Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building projectStrengthening Capacities for Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building projectThis project is going to contribute to strengthening national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) institutions through improved sector coordination. Its main goal will be to see that DRR is included in national and sector specific policies and projects and also improve the different communities’ readiness to deal with disasters.

  • The Development of Inclusive Markets in TourismThe Development of Inclusive Markets in TourismThe importance of tourism to Uganda’s economic growth speaks for itself in the increasing number of visiting tourists every year, and, the rise in expenditure by foreign tourists in the country. The Development of Inclusive Markets in Tourism project aims not only to boost this growth but also increase the participation of poor and rural communities in tourism related income-generating.

  • The Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project for UgandaThe Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project for UgandaThe Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE)’s Climate Change Unit (CCU), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is delivering the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project for Uganda.

  • SWITCH Africa Green: Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic developmentSWITCH Africa Green: Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic developmentAchieving sustainable development requires adoption of consumption and production patterns that protect and conserve the environment and other natural resources, while also generating growth, creating decent jobs and reducing poverty.

  • The Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) ProjectThe Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) ProjectThe Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) project is aimed at creating market access and improving the value of agricultural produce – core to Uganda’s Agricultural Development Strategy and Investment Plan 2010/2015 which envisions shifting agricultural production from the confines of subsistence farming into commercialised mode, as a way of helping some of the poorest communities create income-generating activity.

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.