USAID works hand-in-hand with our partners in government, civil society, private and non-governmental sectors to ensure that Ugandans have opportunities to make the most of their lives and take the lead role in their country’s development.
DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE AND CONFLICT
USAID actively engages and collaborates with the Government of Uganda on activities to promote good governance, political competition and consensus building, civil society advocacy, conflict mitigation and reconciliation, and human rights in alignment with Uganda’s National Development Plan. Our program also assists in making the voices of marginalized people heard—particularly women and youth—and in shaping the role of civil society in governance. This inclusive approach ensures that citizens enjoy a participatory style of governing and that leaders also benefit from the views of their constituents.
USAID works to reduce poverty and hunger in Uganda by fostering private and public investment in key growth sectors such as agriculture and energy, while supporting the sustainable use of Uganda’s natural resources. USAID is helping vulnerable people improve their resilience and nutritional status by participating in local and regional markets.
EDUCATION, YOUTH AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
USAID’s commitment to Uganda focuses on improving people’s livelihoods. Strong economic growth has lowered poverty, reduced the rate of HIV/AIDS infections, and improved access to education, but challenges remain, such as a high school drop-out rate and low quality of education. A large number of children remain vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and violence; and the country’s youth face high unemployment rates when they finish school.
HEALTH AND HIV
The United States is the largest single donor providing health aid to Uganda. USAID’s health assistance in Uganda focuses on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB); malaria prevention and treatment; family health, which includes maternal and child health; family planning; nutrition; water and sanitation; emerging pandemic threats; and health systems strengthening.
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND TRANSITIONS
The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance in Uganda, supporting emergency food and nutrition assistance, medical care, water, prevention of and response to gender-based violence, and livelihoods support to refugees and their neighboring communities.