Our Commitment


Uganda has had a relatively stable national government since 1986, when it emerged from 20 years of political upheaval and economic collapse, notwithstanding the persistence of regional instability in the North and Northeast of the country.
The country has exceeded the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of halving poverty by 2015, and made significant progress in reducing the population that suffers from hunger. However, its human development outlook is still mixed. Stagnation or reversals in progress include universal primary education and health, HIV in particular.
Uganda has the largest youth population in the world (per capita), with 79% being under the age of 30.
The geopolitical location of Uganda makes the country vulnerable to conflicts in the Great Lakes region, and the number of refugees hosted within its national territory rose to over half a million in January 2016. (Sources: UNICEF 2017; UNDP 2018; UNAIDS 2017; World Bank 2017)

total population (thousands)
GNI per capita
Life expectancy at birth
Human Development Index
162 (out of 189)
Under-5 mortality rate
Primary school net enrolment
Adult HIV prevalence (% of the population)
People of all ages living with HIV (thousands)
improved access to safe water (% of the population)
moderate-severe underweight (% children under-5)

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