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. Attainment of sustainable, inclusive economic development reinforces governance effectiveness and human capital development, making them mutually reinforcing pillars that must be addressed concurrently. 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 Goals

UNDP’s key aim is to help Uganda achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. Since 1977, our focus has been on building the skills and expertise of the government, civil society, academic institutions, and ordinary citizens to develop better policies, economic planning and delivery of services both at central and local government levels. With improved polices, planning and service delivery, we believe that social and economic inequality will be reduced and the people of Uganda empowered to achieve development.

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.

Projects and Initiatives

Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Smart Agriculture Practices in the farming systems of Uganda

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 Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) Project

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

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. more

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. more

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About UNDP

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

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