Pro-poor analysis of the 2018/19 Uganda budget


This paper analyses the Uganda budget for the 2018/19 financial year in the context of poverty and resource availability and use alongside Uganda’s medium-term development framework, the Second National Development Plan (NDPII), and commitments to end poverty. It takes an in-depth look at how the budget is structured in terms of financing and resource allocation […]

Launch of our Spotlight on Uganda

Data use

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018 Time: 08:30–13:00 (EAT) Location: Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala, Uganda About: Much of the data that is crucial for development planning and evaluation in Uganda is spread across the respective agencies of government and not presented in easy-to-use formats. Development Initiatives is launching its ‘Spotlight on Uganda’, a free online tool […]

Improving data use to boost budget advocacy in Uganda

Data use

There’s a vibrant budget advocacy community in Uganda made up of a wide range of actors from academics to bold and adversarial civil society groups. These include the Black Monday Movement, and others who undertake advocacy efforts centred on debt, corruption and the environment. But the quality and success of this community is often adversely […]

Pro-poor orientation of the 2017/18 Uganda budget


According to the Uganda National Household Survey 2016/17, the national poverty rate has increased from 19.7% in 2012/13 to 27% in 2016/17. In absolute terms, the number of poor people increased from 6.6 million to 10.1 million in these years. This increase is attributed to effects of climate change that has affected agricultural production for […]

High Level National Data Forum, Uganda

Data use

Dates: 14–17 November, 2017 Location: Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda About: During Africa Statistics week, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and its key partners will convene a High Level National Data Forum to bring together stakeholders in the National Statistics System. They will discuss ways of harnessing emerging technologies to strengthen partnerships for data and […]

Progress on pro-poor budgeting in Uganda – highlights from a roundtable meeting in Kampala


We recently published the briefing Pro-poor orientation of budgets: The case of Uganda following Uganda’s 2016/17 annual budget, which was presented to Parliament in June 2016. Our analysis explains how far Uganda’s budget is pro-poor, focusing on four components: Alignment with the national poverty strategies, examining how far budget allocations are consistent with the country’s […]

Uganda’s data ecosystem

Data use

  National, continental and global development agendas are all calling for data to play a catalytic role in both the meeting and monitoring of ambitious goals. This study assesses the readiness of the Ugandan national statistical system – an ecosystem that includes both official and non-governmental producers and users of data – to meet these […]

Humanitarian evidence systems mapping: dissemination event


Date: 9 February 2016 Time: 08:30–11:00 EAT Location: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies office, Woodlands Road, Nairobi Development Initiatives (DI) will hold a dissemination workshop to discuss the findings of a recent political economy study mapping study humanitarian evidence systems. The study aimed to identify the key stakeholders commissioning, conducting and brokering humanitarian research […]