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Over the last 20 years, Uganda has achieved one of the most dramatic reductions in the income poverty headcount of any country in Africa – from 70% living on less than $1.25 a day in 1992 to 38% in 2009. Economic growth was approximately 6% in 2013–14, and planned public sector infrastructure investment is expected to boost growth fur ther to 6.5% in 2014–15. Uganda’s debt continues to be sustainable; however, its revenue to GDP ratio (estimated at 13.7% for 2013–14) remains the lowest in east Africa. Despite high headline growth rates over the last 2 decades, much of this growth has not translated into adequate employment through decent jobs. With high population growth, levels of youth unemployment are increasing. Uganda’s policy framework for social services is strong. It prioritises equitable access to quality social services; however, policies are often not well implemented. Governance trends are concerning and corruption is endemic. In 2013, the UK decided to indefinitely suspend budget support to the Government of Uganda following the 2012 corruption scandal in the office of the Prime Minister.

Top priorities

  • promoting good governance and combating corruption
  • improving maternal and reproductive health
  • supporting economic development and growth including youth skills and job creation
  • increasing access to financial services and regional trade
  • protecting the poorest and most vulnerable

Further resources

FCDO Operational Plan for Uganda
Uganda page on GOV.UK website

Note: This summary was written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Children under five and pregnant women reached through FCDO's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by FCDO in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by FCDO

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through FCDO support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through FCDO support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.



Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
KfW 1
British Council 1
Oxford Policy Management 14
IMC Worldwide 6
CARE International UK 2
African Revival 1
Samaritan's Purse UK 1
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2
DAI Europe 5
International Procurement Agency 5
Mercy Corps Europe 4
Coffey International Development 5
AgDevCo 3
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 5
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 4
Adam Smith International 2
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 8
UN Women 2
ActionAid International 2
Social Development Direct Limited 2
Maxwell Stamp PLC 2
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 2
Ark  3
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) 2
World Food Programme (WFP) 4
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2
Save the Children UK 2
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 4

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