Agriculture and Food Security
Through Feed the Future, USAID’s agriculture programs reduce food insecurity and increase household incomes. USAID programs create trade linkages and help make Ugandan products more competitive in national, regional and international markets.
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
USAID is committed to supporting free and fair elections; strengthening national and local governments, as well as civil society; and building the capacity of institutions and systems to combat corruption.
Economic Growth and Trade
USAID’s programs seek to improve private sector competiveness and the enabling environment for business.
USAID seeks to improve the quality of basic education in Uganda with a particular focus on girls, vulnerable children and children in conflict-affected regions. USAID strengthens the teaching workforce through improvements in training and retention, as well as supervision and administration tools.
USAID emphasizes building the capacity of Ugandan institutions to protect natural resources, with benefits to the agriculture and tourism sectors.
USAID supports the large-scale delivery of highly effective services including immunization against childhood diseases, nutritional assistance, and distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets that help prevent malaria. Programs also strengthen Uganda’s decentralized health system and work with diverse partners to control HIV/AIDS.
Working in Conflict and Crisis
USAID’s conflict mitigation and reconciliation program has made significant contributions to the return of peace recovery and development to Northern Uganda affected by the 23-year Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency, and addresses conflict in the northeast region of Karamoja.
Last updated: May 10, 2013