Uganda Country Partnership Framework (CPF)

A strategy for eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in Uganda!

The World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework for Uganda for the period 2015/16 to 2020/21 will assist Uganda to address its national priorities with a focus on ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. The WBG will support the Government to sustain high rates of growth, socio-economic transformation, and inclusion, and reduce poverty and vulnerability to shocks.

Overview

PHASE 2 CONSULTATIONS CLOSED JANUARY 15, 2016

The World Bank Group’s (WBG’s) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Uganda is developed in partnership with the Government of Uganda and in close consultation with stakeholders. The CPF uses Uganda’s Vision 2040 as its starting point, and the development goals and strategies set out in the second National Development Plan (NDP II). It further draws from the WBG Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD), which has been prepared in close consultation with national authorities and other stakeholders, to identify the most critical constraints and opportunities facing Uganda’s progress towards poverty reduction and shared prosperity.

The consultations for the CPF took place between November 2015 and January 2016 and focused on how the WBG can best support Uganda’s development goals, taking into account the comparative advantages of the WBG and other development partners. The consultations confirmed the relevance of the priority areas identified in the SCD, and provided important input into the preparation of the CPF. The top-five takeaways from the consultations included:

  1. Agriculture as a key priority: The sector drives poverty reduction. Innovative approaches and private sector involvement are key given the sector’s impact on poverty reduction and forward and backward linkages with other sectors such as agro-processing.
  2. Population growth is a main challenge: The high fertility rate in Uganda hampers per capita growth, poverty reduction and shared prosperity. In that context, the CPF’s focus on urbanization, health and, in particular, education, is welcomed.
  3. Implementation deficit: Whereas there is general consensus around development challenges and opportunities, slow implementation deficit is consistently mentioned as a constraint to increasing development impact.
  4. Social accountability: The WBG should explore opportunities for citizen engagement and third party monitoring.
  5. Consultation and partnerships: The WBG should continue promoting strong partnerships and seek complementarity and consult stakeholders before, during and after project implementation.

The WBG is thankful to all who have shared their views and suggestions on how Uganda, with the support of the WBG, can make progress towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

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Please visit the World Bank Uganda webpage to learn more about what the WBG is currently doing in Uganda. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us on [email protected]

Systematic Country Diagnostic
Consultation Phase
Closed
Wed, 03/11/2015 to Thu, 12/10/2015

The country-wide SCD consultation process covered seven districts in the four main regions of Uganda (Kampala, Bushenyi, Buliisa, Hoima, Gulu, Kotido and Mbale) during the period February to July 2015, and gathered the views of government agencies, civil society, private sector, development partners and Ugandans. These consultations provided important inputs examining the progress made towards reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity and identifying the key priorities for making further progress on the twin goals in Uganda.

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

District Political and Administrative Leadership: Discussed how the region is preparing to reap from the recent discovery of the oil resource.

Bullisa District, Uganda

District Political & Administrative Leadership: the district was ranked 2nd by the Local Government’s Score Card in FY14/15. The discussion focused on what were the underlying factors that led to the improved ranking as well as the challenges.

Bushenyi District, Uganda

Community: Discussed Citizens’ empowerment and the level of collaboration with government.

Bushenyi District, Uganda

CSOs engagement at community level: Understood the overall level of community level mobilization not just for inputs but also during implementation, and for results.

Bushenyi District, Uganda

Youth Groups: Views of the youth were considered important to inform programming. Proper diagnosis was needed to be able to get the right and appropriate messages.

Mbale District, Uganda

District Political and Administrative Leadership: Discussed the opportunities and challenges of development exiting in an urban-rural setting.

Mbale District, Uganda

CSOs: Sought to understand their role and how they are empowering and supporting communities to embrace development.

Kotido District, Uganda

District Political and Administrative Leadership: Discussion focused on the harmonious ways of living that are being developed and were not there in the past. Karamoja region suffered severe insecurity before the disarming process that was successful.

Kotido District, Uganda

Women Groups: The SMEs are propelling the area. The discussion focused among other things on private sector engagement in all sectors like health, education, agriculture and how SACCOs have boosted business through own saving and loans.

Gulu Municipality, Uganda

District Political and Administrative Leadership: Sought to understand the peace dividend that has given confidence to private investors, in the aftermath of the 20-year civil war.

Gulu Municipality, Uganda

Central Government Consultations: Discussed with government ways to strengthen the existing partnership and also explored ways to resolve the implementation gaps, as well as means to trigger the utilization of existing resources.

Kampala, Uganda
Country Partnership Framework
Consultation Phase
Closed
Fri, 12/11/2015 to Fri, 01/15/2016

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is the proposed World Bank Group program for the Republic of Uganda during the period FY16-FY21. The CPF responds to the Government of Uganda vision of a transformed Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country by 2040.  In the short to medium term, the goal is to attain middle income status by 2020 as described in the second National Development Plan, and the CPF is designed to contribute directly to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The CPF is fully aligned and consistent with the Systematic Country Diagnostic.

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

Private Sector: Discussion with representatives from the private sector to identify key opportunities and constraints for improving Uganda’s business environment and create jobs.

Kampala, Uganda

Government of Uganda: Meeting with ministries, department and agencies to discuss the outline of the CPF and agree on the strategic focus areas and CPF objectives.

Kampala, Uganda

Academia: Meeting with representative from research institutions, universities and think tanks to discuss Uganda’s key development priorities and challenges.

Kampala, Uganda

Development Partners: Discussion with development partners to identify how the WBG, in collaboration with other development partners, can best support Uganda towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

Kampala, Uganda

National Planning Authority: Joint DFID-WBG discussion with NPA on Uganda’s main development priorities and how the WBG and DFID can best support the Government in achieving them.

Kampala, Uganda

Civil Society: Joint DFID-WBG consultation with representatives from civil society organizations to discuss the preliminary strategic outlines for the two organizations and receive feedback on the key priorities for the country.

Kampala, Uganda

Development Partners: Discussion with development partners to identify how the WBG, in collaboration with other development partners, can best support Uganda towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

Kampala, Uganda

Development Partners: Discussion with development partners to identify how the WBG, in collaboration with other development partners, can best support Uganda towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

Kampala, Uganda

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development: Consultations to explain CPF process, discuss emerging priories and receive early feedback.

Kampala, Uganda
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