Sustainable, Inclusive Economic development

For sustainable development to occur, government’s planned investments in the priority sectors must be matched with rapid progress in addressing environmental degradation, climate change and gender inequality. The Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development (SIED) portfolio will strengthen capacities for natural resources management, climate change resilience and disaster risk reduction, whilst expanding livelihoods and creating employment opportunities through empowerment of youth, women and other vulnerable members of the population. The programme is aligned to the priorities of the National Development Plan (NDP II -2015/16-2019/20), whose priority sectors include agriculture, tourism; and minerals and extractives. The programme supports government in the areas of; i. Climate Change Response and Disaster Risk Reduction. ii. Inclusive Green Growth for Poverty Reduction (IGGPR).

Our Goals

The programme’s goal is to strengthen natural resources management, resilience to climate change and disaster risks, while expanding livelihood and employment opportunities for women, youth and other vulnerable groups. Read More

Promoting sustainable Development

UNDP's Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development portfolio will strengthen natural resource management while expanding livelihood and employment opportunities (Photo credit: UNDPUganda2015).

Our Stories

Maria-Goretti Kyomukama (below in the left hand corner) shows her cook stove, which is also shown at the top of the right hand corner with her firewood rack above. The firewood is able to take her for a week or more now. In the upper left and the lower right hand corners are the school cook stoves which have reduced firewood consumption too. (Photo Credit: UNDP Uganda 2015)

Using improved Cook Stoves to promote climate change adaptation

Maria-Goretti Kyomukama loves her new cook stove. It is an energy saving cook stove which uses less firewood and doesn’t leave her kitchen filled with smoke,more 

Grace Lawilu, 49, is a rice farmer in Vokogali village, Gulu district. She is part of Palaro Owalo Growers' Cooperative which has benefitted from financial training, and business linkages from the UNDP-supported project on Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (Photo credit: UNDP/Edga Batte

Value Chains: Supporting inclusive markets in agriculture and trade to improve lives of farmers in Uganda

GULU - Grace Lawilu wakes up at cockcrow every day and heads to the garden to plant seeds, dig out weeds or harvest. Vokogali, her homemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

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

    The 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.more 

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

    The 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. more 

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