January 2023

The Africa Governance Report 2021. "Africa’s Governance Futures for the Africa We Want

Submitted by on Tue, 01/31/2023 - 15:37

Second in series, the aforementioned report focuses on African Governance Futures 2063 Scenarios through utilising future studies as its scientific platform. This report represents a collective effort that highlights rigorous, evidence-based research spanning a period of one year. Secondly, Africa can harness incoming changes and direct the trajectory of national, regional and global governance, economic development, and environmentally sustainable practices.


Submitted by on Tue, 01/10/2023 - 06:37
FY2022/23 Series

The MIND is a monthly publication. It contains Indicators updated on Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly frequencies. Consequently, it is prepared with a lag of one month, owing to the need to compile data that has been officially released following the end of the preceding month. The same principle applies to the Quarterly and Yearly data.  

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Final MIND -- January 2023.pdf

Government steps up to improve infrastructure in the country to stimulate growth

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 04:06

Government continues to prioritize infrastructure development as an enabler of Uganda’s industrialization agenda by providing productive infrastructure for job and wealth creation. The Parish Development Model under the Infrastructure and Economic Services pillar places emphasis provision of necessary infrastructure to spur economic activities at the parish.

Financing Infrastructure Development in Uganda

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 04:04

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.

The State of ICT in Uganda

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 04:03

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 information and communication technologies.

New Developments in the Electricity Amendment Act, 2022

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 04:02

The electricity Amendment Act, 2022 was enacted into law in May 2022 to resolve certain inconsistencies in the law (Electricity Act, 1999). The inconsistencies included: Lack of flexibility in the implementation of the Principal Act; lack of streamlined operations of the electricity sector; failure to effectively address issues relating to the responsibilities of institutions; inadequate compliance enforcement mechanisms; insufficient penalties for electricity theft and vandalism of electrical facilities.

Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2020

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 04:00

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.

The Energy Progress Report 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:59

The report indicates progress in Global electrification rate estimated at 90 percent. This rate however, is unlikely to achieve indicator 7.1 unless the pace of growth in electrification accelerates to 0.9 percent annually.

The report further notes that regional electrification rates show different trends with Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern and south eastern Asia achieving 98 percent electrification. On the other hand, sub Saharan Africa achieved 46 percent in the same period where it accounts for three quarters of world population without access to electricity.

Well Maintained: Economic Benefits from more reliable and resilient infrastructure 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:57

The report describes the dangers associated with Infrastructure disruptions with its effects on household well-being, business growth, health and education. It further states that a weak infrastructure stock poses multi-dimensional effects on private businesses as well as households.