Uganda partnership policy towards implementing the national development plan 2010/11-2014/15: Second draft

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Publication Date: 
02 December 2010
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Abstract: 

This partnership policy (PP) sets out the guiding principles and priorities of the Government of Uganda's management of the relationship with its development partners (DPs) and the external assistance they provide, within the context of the country's development strategy.

Rationale

In 2003 as part of its Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP), the Government outlined its "Partnership Principles," detailing policies for development cooperation. In the last decade, Uganda and most of DPs have signed international agreements to enhance the impact of aid notably as part of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005 and the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) in 2008.

Despite these agreements many challenges remain which include: strengthening of institutional capacities; increasing the alignment of development cooperation with Uganda’s development strategy; harmonizing DP practices and enhancing the predictability of external assistance, as well as increasing its accountability and transparency.

In the context of the new National Development Plan (NDP), the government of Uganda is taking the opportunity to strengthen mechanisms for the management of the partnerships with its DPs.

Objectives

The main objectives of this policy are to:

  1. Improve the effectiveness of development cooperation through greater government ownership and leadership;
  2. Strengthen economic management by increasing flows of development assistance through the budget, and coordinating offbudget flows;
  3. Increase transparency and accountability between the Government and DPs and between the Government and its citizens in the management of development cooperation; and
  4. Accelerate progress towards policy coherence in Uganda's relationships with its development partners.

This policy applies to Uganda's relationship with all DPs, while reflecting the particular features of South-South and Civil Society Organisation (CSO) cooperation.

For more information download the policy document.