We work in Uganda to improve the quality of essential services and help protect the most vulnerable.

Uganda aspires to be a middle income country by 2040. Revenue from oil production and successful regional economic integration could help achieve this sooner. Since 2005, economic growth has averaged 7% annually and inward investment has doubled. Less than a quarter of the population now lives below the national poverty line, down from a third in 2006.

But economic growth has not benefited everyone. Poor infrastructure, a lack of jobs, high population growth, poor quality services and widespread corruption are major concerns. In the formerly war torn north, poverty levels are still nearly twice that of the rest of the country.

Our top priorities are:

  • improving the quality of essential services and protecting the most vulnerable
  • increasing growth through investment in infrastructure, financial services, business development and trade
  • supporting recovery in the north
  • improving maternal health and government accountability

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Uganda, see the DFID Uganda operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Uganda

4 Windsor Loop
Lincoln Lane Entrance
PO Box 7306


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