The report shows that financing of energy investments continues to fall behind the commitments, which reduces the chances of meeting the SDG7 energy access targets. In case of Uganda, the report indicates that there has been a slight improvement in finance disbursements albeit at a slow pace. However, the delayed disbursements are as a result of poor project designs and inadequate coordination in project implementation.
Infrastructure governance is central in ensuring efficiency and value for money. The report indicates a strong infrastructure governance is linked to efficiency of public investments. Strong public investment institutions are therefore important in promoting sound criteria for infrastructure decisions and enforcement of accountability.
Road accidents in Uganda pose a serious policy issue. Statistically, of the 100 deaths that occur per day, 24 are due to road crashes. Government through ministry of works and transport came up with road safety policy and a host of frameworks and regulations to govern road use, however, due to several implementation challenges, the status quo still remains. Therefore, strict enforcement of the existing road regulation need to be strengthened as the report observes.
The report indicates progress in Global electrification rate estimated at 89 percent. In Uganda, electrification is estimated at 24 percent meaning that for Uganda to be competitive economically, there is need for long term planning, stepping up private involvement in energy generation and providing adequate policy and fiscal incentives for deployment of new technologies such as solar, wind and nuclear energy to meet energy demands.