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.

Archived project
Introduction to beekeeping
September 2009 - August 2011


The project’s goal was to fight poverty in three districts of Uganda by introducing beekeeping as an activity that is both beneficial to the environment and a sustainable source of income. 

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Archived project
Making families self-sufficient
July 2008 - June 2011


The aim of this project was to enable 80 families (500 people) affected by AIDS and poverty to achieve sustainable economic and social self-sufficiency. 

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