Our Projects and Initiatives

UNDP in Uganda is committed to supporting the Government  to reduce poverty levels and achieve its development goals. UNDP contributes to Uganda’s development through two key programmatic goals, accountable democratic governance and poverty reduction. Areas of HIV/AIDS and Women's Empowerment are cross cutting although projects specific to them fall under the democratic governance.

The two key programmatic areas are rooted in the broad thematic areas of;

Poverty Reduction

  • 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.

  • The Development of Inclusive Markets in Tourism

    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.

  • Improving Policies and Regulations to Support Development of Markets in Tourism

    Tourism has become a key sector for Uganda’s economic growth especially as the number of visitors to the country and their expenditure while here increases.

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • The Northern Uganda Project

    With funding support from the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery (BCPR), this project focuses on Local Development and Social Cohesion in Northern Uganda, building on past UNDP interventions; it aims at contributing to the social and economic stabilisation of the region.

  • Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building project

    This project is going to contribute to strengthening national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) institutions through improved sector coordination. Its main goal will be to see that DRR is included in national and sector specific policies and projects and also improve the different communities’ readiness to deal with disasters.

  • Poverty Reduction for former IDPS and Communities affected by conflict and drought

    This project will look at improving agriculture productivity also in the Northern Uganda area with particular emphasis on value addition. It will also work with the communities to continue peace building and conflict resolution activities which had been started on in previous projects.

Environment and Energy

Strategic Policy Advice

  • Promoting research and analysis on MDGs

    In an effort to bring light to the situation of the MDGs at the local level, SPU is currently in the process of producing the next 2013 Uganda national MDG progress report, which will shed light on the status of the MDGs in the country and also present Uganda’s position on the Post 2015 new international development agenda debate.