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Development Assistance Framework for Uganda 2016-2020

Source: United Nations and Ugandan Government

Date: 2015

Since 1986, under the stewardship of the National Resistance Movement, Uganda has successfully recovered from political turmoil, institutional breakdown and economic collapse to a remarkable success story of political stability, economic growth and structural transformation. The economy has registered impressive growth rates averaging 6.4% since 2002. The economic activity is rapidly expanding and the country has now attained conditions for economic takeoff.

To consolidate and accelerate this growth, Uganda is now pursuing Vision 2040 which is geared towards transforming the country from a predominantly peasant and low income country to a competitive upper middle income status. Under the first National Development Plan (2011-2015), Government with support from the UN Agencies and our Development Partners reduced absolute poverty from 24.5% in 2009/10 to 19.7% in 2012/13 and increased per-capita income from US $665 in 2009/10 to US$ 788 in 2013/14.

This second National Development Plan (2015-2020) is now aimed at propelling the country into middle income status by 2020 with a per capita income of US$ 1,033. This will be realized through strengthening the country‘s competitiveness for sustainable wealth creation, employment and inclusive growth. To harness Uganda’s enormous opportunities in agriculture, oil and gas, tourism, minerals, information and communication technology and industrialization; Government is heavily investing in infrastructure and energy, human resources, science and technology, agriculture and security. 

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