2020 was a challenging year but also a year of great triumphs. While the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an unprecedented humanitarian and development crisis, it also created new opportunities, from digital innovations to a renewed discourse around industrialization and resilient livelihoods
It was a double celebration for the youth as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Stanbic Bank Uganda unveiled a new facility to promote impact-driven entrepreneurship, foster innovation and leverage business solutions to address the youth unemployment challenge in Uganda.
The Government of Uganda with technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new industrial policy which is expected to spur industrial development and economic transformation.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda has donated three vehicles and 28 motorcycles, together worth USD 204,700 (about Shs 751,100,000), to the Government of Uganda to aid the development of Karamoja area especially the districts of Amudat, Moroto, Kabong and Kotido bordering West Pokot and Turkana of Kenya.
For many years, perception surveys have ranked the Judiciary as one of the most difficult institutions to navigate in Uganda - the general perception is that a poor person can never win a case.
A framework to address the socio-economic needs of refugees and host communities, tackle environmental challenges and promote investment, has been launched.
In response to the United Nations Secretary-General's call for the need to assess the socioeconomic impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its central thrust to ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNOB), the United Nations Country Team in Uganda undertook a comprehensive study on the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic.

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