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).
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
Projects and Initiatives
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 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