What We Do
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributes to the Government of Uganda’s goals to reach middle income status by the year 2040. In the next five years (2016- 2020), the UNDP will be contributing principally to the achievement of good governance in Uganda. This is because achieving good governance creates enabling conditions for achieving high-quality human capital, which in turn drives attainment of sustainable, inclusive economic development. UNDP is leveraging its comparative advantages by focusing on governance and sustainable, inclusive economic development while complementing the efforts of other United Nations country team members on human capital development. This will be achieved through two key programme areas; the Inclusive, effective governance programme & the Sustainable, inclusive economic development programme.
Our goal is to eliminate extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion.
Projects and Initiatives
Agriculture has to address three intertwined challenges; ensuring food security through increased productivity and income, adapting to climate change and contributing to climate change mitigation. It is precisely for this reason that this project was developed as a way forward for food security in a changing climate environment. more
The Developmen 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.more
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.more
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.more