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The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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Uganda’s influence and relative stability in the region makes it a priority country for UK objectives. Despite reducing national poverty rates over the last decade, Uganda remains very poor and inequality is growing. 63% of Uganda’s 35 million people are either poor or at risk of falling back into poverty due to dependence on subsistence agriculture. Half the population is under 15 years old (the world average is 27%) and women have on average 5.4 children. High population growth rates have a negative impact on economic growth and create challenges for education and health services. Over 700,000 young people enter the labour market each year with few job opportunities.

Uganda hosts over one million refugees, predominately from South Sudan, and is the third largest refugee hosting nation in the world. This number is expected to continue to increase. Refugees are unlikely to return home in the near future because of conflict and political instability.

To find out how the UK will respond to the opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Uganda.

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