Aid accounts for a falling share of Uganda’s budget

by Sophie Nampewo Kakembo

CP - Uganda budget analysis #1

The proportion of Uganda’s budget funded by international development aid has fallen from around a third in 2009/10 to just under a fifth by 2014/15.

In the past five years, official development assistance (ODA) support to the Uganda budget has declined steadily from 32.6% in 2009/10 to 19.2% in 2014/15. However, increased spending in the 2014/15 budget has seen a slight increase in ODA from 18.9% in 2013/14. But the share of government spending funded by international aid is just one possible measure of ‘aid dependency’. While central government may have become less reliant on aid, it is also disbursed through other channels. In our Charting Progress blog released tomorrow, we’ll examine the ways in which ODA is being disbursed in more detail.

This is the first of a three-blog series on Uganda’s budget.

Download the data  in Excel or CSV format.


All data for financial years.


Uganda budget framework paper, 12 Jun 2014