Increasing the production and distribution of drinking water
Supporting the production and distribution of renewable energy
Promoting the private sector
Protecting and enhancing the natural heritage
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa and has 38 million inhabitants. Its economy is essentially based on agriculture although industrial fabric and services are dynamic.
The poverty rate has significantly dropped over the last 20 years, but still affects one-third of the population. The population growth rate is one of the highest in the world, with about six children per woman, and nearly 400,000 young people entering the work force each year.
Uganda shows a strong economic performance, with a steady growth of about 6% per year over the past decade and the government is showing a willingness to invest in infrastructure development, agriculture, tourism, as well as oil and gas, and the development of human capital.
However, Uganda faces two major challenges: population growth and its opportunities for urbanization, job creation and added value, as well as resilience to climate change requiring the development of sustainable development strategies.
To meet the structural needs of the Ugandan economy, AFD intervenes in the areas of infrastructure (drinking water / sanitation and energy), support to the private sector, as well as for the preservation and enhancement of natural resources.
AFD has been a partner of the country since 1993 through its subsidiary: Proparco. Acting from the Nairobi regional agency since 1997, we opened an office in Kampala in 2009. Funding from the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) is also available for the preservation and sustainable management of natural resources.