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Assessment of Development Results - Uganda

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This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Assessment of Development Results (ADR) conducted in Uganda, with a time-frame covering country programmes; from 2001 to 2009. More specifically, the ADR provides forward-looking recommendations to assist UNDP Uganda and its partners in formulating an action plan for the next programming cycle (2010–2014). The evaluation looked at the range of support provided by UNDP to Uganda in the areas of poverty reduction, sustainable environment democratic governance, and crisis prevention and recovery in a post-conflict and human development context. Uganda has made significant progress in social and economic development in the past two decades and is moving steadily towards sustainable growth and poverty reduction. The evaluation found that UNDP contribution has been significant in terms of responsiveness to national priorities and needs. Amid a competitive aid environment, particularly one predisposed to budget support, UNDP maintained its relevance.

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National context

Uganda attained independence in 1962, and the Parliament became a constituent assembly in 1967. The decade that followed had regimes that were less democratic and were marked by insurgencies and liberation struggles. The liberation movement led by the National Resistance Army (NRA), perceived as an indigenous struggle, succeeded in forming a government in 1986. The elections followed extensively participatory constitution-making processes that took place between 1993 and 1995, eventually leading to the 1995 revised Constitution. NRA-led government was a non-party, all-inclusive Movement System of government, reinforced by the 1995 promulgation of a revised Constitution. In 2005, the single-party system of the NRA Government began the transformation into a multiparty system. The 2006 presidential and parliamentary elections marked Uganda’s entry into multiparty political dispensation, which is considered a landmark in the history of Uganda.

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