Uganda’s planning process is encompassed on the Comprehensive National Development Planning Framework (CNDPF) which was introduced in 2007 as the country’s strategic planning framework. The CNDPF presents a synchronized and holistic approach to development planning intended to deliver long-term development aspirations of the nation. It comprises five principal elements namely; a 30 year national vision, 10 year national development plan, 5 year national development plans and annual plans and budgets as shown in the diagram below;
Uganda’s policy management process is depicted in four stages through which the government makes, elaborates, gives legal and financial effects to, and actually delivers its policy commitments.
Stage 1: The Executive sets broad policy commitments binding it to implement a particular set of actions.
Stage 2: Departments/ Ministries prepare policy and budget proposals to deliver on the broad policy commitments.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012. It is designed make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth. It was accompanied by: