Country infoUganda

Population: 36.35 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 440/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 25% (2009)
Literacy rate: 73% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 161st out of 187 countries (2012)


Uganda’s economy has continued to post strong growth, by many developing country standards. It nevertheless remains a very poor country and far from the middle income status it aspires to. Uganda is expected to achieve five of eight Millennium Development Goals. In particular, gender equality prevails in school enrolment with little or no difference between net primary and secondary enrolment rates for boys and girls. Near parity was reached in 2009/2010. Nevertheless, it is unlikely to achieve the universal primary education goal. Uganda faces a number of challenges that undermine poverty eradication efforts, such as high population growth, high underemployment and poor health indicators, with maternal and infant mortality at 435 per 100,000 and 76 per 1,000 respectively.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Self-sufficiency for rural farming households
International Refugee Trust (IRT)


The three-year project aims to sustainably improve the nutrition, health and incomes of 540 returnee households from the poorest rural farming communities in the Maracha District of West Nile sub-region in northern Uganda.

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Sustainable livelihoods for small-scale farmers
ICEP (Institut zur Cooperation bei Entwicklungs-Projekten)


The project aims to offer 1,200 small-scale farmer families in vulnerable rural communities the opportunity to improve their food security and financial independence. 

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Economic empowerment for vulnerable women
Nurture Africa


The project aims to improve the quality of life of 700 HIV–infected women and their families through the provision of sustainable livelihoods and educational support.

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Combating extreme poverty
FXB International (Association Fran├žois-Xavier Bagnoud)


The FXB Village project in Naluko village aims to enable 80 vulnerable and HIV affected families (approximately 500 people) to achieve sustainable economic and social self-sufficiency.

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