Our Stories

  • A Widow’s right to matrimonial property

    When Justine Badaru a 38 year old, resident of Kijogoro Parish, Miirya Sub County, Masindi district lost her husband to an HIV/AIDs-related illness, she was left with no independent source of livelihood.

  • A daughter's right to property

    An estimated 1.1 million children have been orphaned by Uganda's devastating AIDS pandemic. Unlike boys, girls like 13-year-old Barbara Apire, are discriminated under the customary laws, and are excluded from inheriting their parents’ land and property.

  • Empowering women to improve livelihoods

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support through the Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development (SIED) portfolio is empowering women to transform their livelihoods. This is through working with women to form saving groups that enable them to generate incomes for themselves and their families. One such group is the Aporu Women’s group in Panyangara Sub County, Kotido district. Formed in 2007, the group is comprised of 30 members.

  • Government reviews UNDP's 2014 country programme performance with a renewed emphasis to improve efficiency and utilisation of funds
    24 Jul 2015

    The portfolio review, is an annual exercise carried out by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) to assess the impact of UNDP’s support across the various sectors of the economy, take stock of lessons learned and identify key challenges and measures of redress.

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

    From the cloudy chilly mornings to the bright mid morning skies, 49-year old Grace Lawilu is now accustomed to the daily routinue of waking up at cockcrow and going to work in her garden to earn a living.