What We Do

The 2016-2020 UNDP Country Programme for Uganda is aligned to United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2020), the National Development Plan (NDP II), and the Ugandan long-term Vision 2040. It fully supports national efforts to realise NDP II, the national Vision 2040, and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s country programme will contribute to these goals through its two key portfolios on Inclusive, Effective Governance (IEG) and Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development (SIED). At the heart of the programme portfolios is gender equality and empowerment of women, which is guided by the UNDP gender equality strategy (2014-2017).

Our Goals

Our goal is to eliminate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion.

Empowering lives and building resilient nations

Adding Value to Agricultural commodities; Through the African Facility for Inclusive Markets, UNDP in Uganda is developing value chains to improve the production and distribution of commodities such as rice, beans, and cassava, thus helping to add value and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers. more

Our Stories

Jennifer Nyakato, above in a black t-shirt stands beside her new water tank while her grandchildren look on, her house below in the right hand corner has also been given a touch up to match the new tank. Below in the left and middle is Scovia Tumwebaze standing beside her new water tank as well. (Photo Credit: UNDP Uganda 2015)
Water tanks, saving lives in Isingiro district

As the early year heat sears everything in its way, 50 year old Jennifer Nyakato’s new water tank stands out in her small compound like anmore 

Jovita Kyomugisha, the chairperson for Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group shows off their elephant dung paper gift bags and some of their other products which include paper beads, handmade baskets. The improved cook stoves in the background are also made by the group. (Photo Credit: UNDP Uganda 2015)
Elephant dung changing women’s lives in Rubirizi

Happy faces welcome you to the small building that houses the Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group in Rubirizi district. The women have taken a few minutesmore 

Barbara Apire, 13, successfully regained ownership of land and property that belonged to her deceased mother with the help of a paralegal from the Uganda Network on Law, Ethics, and HIV/AIDS (UGANET). UNDP-UGANET photo 2014.
A daughter's right to property

Thirteen year-old Barbara Apire lives in Boroboro village, Adekokwok sub-county, in Lira district, Northern Uganda. Barbara’s mother died of Aids-related illnesses when she was 12, leavingmore 

Tourists take a break during their ride through the Mpanga Tea Plantation, the ride through the plantation is a relatively new tourism product started by Mr. Richard Tooro and the Mpanga Tea Estate that shows cases the rich tea growing back ground of the Rwenzori region (UNDPUg 2014).
Tourism business linkages lead to new products and partnerships

For Richard Tooro, tourism is a calling. A teacher by profession, Mr. Tooro says he got into tourism by chance because of his calling to explainmore 

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