The digital revolution in Uganda poses positive indicators as a platform for achieving the goals of universal inclusion, sustainable development, economic progress and poverty eradication through digital innovation.
Uganda has made significant strides in creating an environment that enables ICT adoption and utilisation. This has resulted in increased mobile phone usage, internet penetration and use of information and communication technologies.
Government undertook drastic reforms in the electricity sector with the objective to create efficiency in the sector. This was done through the privatization era in which Government control was reduced to create room for private sector involvement in the electricity generation and distribution. The product of this policy reform was the dissolution of Uganda Electricity Board. More of the reforms are accentuated in this publication.
Good management of the oil resource is central in ensuring equitable and sustainable distribution of gains to avoid mistakes of countries that resource rich but struggling. This is expounded on in this Policy brief that highlights areas of concern and how to safeguard unforeseeable symptoms of the dutch diseases and so-called oil curse.
This policy brief explores innovative options available for infrastructure development financing in Uganda amidst the limited budget and competing demands in other sectors. It reveals that limited legal and regulatory frameworks, narrow tax base and a large informal sector as some of the impediments to revenue mobilization and as such pose financing challenges to infrastructure development in the country.Inefficient planning, absorptive capacity and project preparation and selection are other constraints facing public investments particularly infrastructure development.