What We Do

UNDP in Uganda contributes to the country's National Development Plan (NDP) through two key programmatic goals: Accountable democratic governance and Poverty reduction. These are rooted in the broad thematic areas of growth and poverty reduction, accountable democratic governance, energy and the environment, crisis prevention and recovery, strategic policy advocacy, gender equality, and HIV and AIDS.

Our Goals

Since 1977, our focus has been building the skills and expertise of Uganda government, civil society, academic institutions, and ordinary citizens and to develop better policies, improve development and economic planning and improve delivery of better services to reduce social and economic inequality and empower the people of Uganda.

Empowering lives and building resilient nations

Adding Value to Agricultural commodities; Through the African Facility for Inclusive Markets, UNDP in Uganda is developing value chains to improve the production and distribution of commodities such as rice, beans, and cassava, thus helping to add value and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers.

Our Stories

  • Payero Millers in Gulu is helping farmers to process and market their produce, enabling them to earn relatively higher incomes, leading to a higher standard of living.

    Increasing smallholder farmers' incomes through value addition

    The early morning sun is unforgiving. But Bosco Oryem Owiny doesn’t seem to mind the heat. He is in the gardens ploughing away with his cow. more

  • Dennis Obote (left) sharing his peace building and conflict management experiences with NUERP Peace Facilitator, Acak Paul, at his home, Bar Lwala village, Arwotngo parish Okwang sub-county, Otuke District, during a monitoring visit in December 2011. Photo: UNDP-Uganda

    Using "Peace Rings" to curb conflict and improve livelihoods

    Dennis Obote may not have gone to law school but he considers himself a peace advocate. In the last year alone, Dennis has overseen the successful more

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  • Grace Kyomugasho, 67, uses bio gas at her home in Kashaka Village, Lyantonde district, Uganda. As a member of the Obumwe group, she received a water tank and a bio gas digester from UNDP's Sustainable Land Management Project. (UNDP Uganda/2013)

    Bio-gas: Using cleaner renewable energy to protect the environment

    It is scorching hot in Kabarongo village, deep in the green valleys of Lyatonde district. Grace Kyomugasho, a widow aged 67 years, sits on the veranda more

Projects and Initiatives

The Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) Project

The Developmen 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

Capacity Building for Strengthening Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and Utilisation

That diaspora remittances topped $879.4m in the financial year 2011/2012, higher than coffee at $466.6m, shows just how much a huge contribution they make to Uganda’s economy. more

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. more

Enabling environment for sustainable land management (SLM) to overcome land degradation in the cattle corridor of Uganda project

The project has an overall goal to enhance Sustainable land management that provides the basis for economic development, food security and sustainable livelihoods while restoring the ecological integrity of the Cattle Corridor ecosystem. more

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About UNDP

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

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