|WASH % of gov. budget||N/A|
|HDI Position (UNDP)||161/187|
|Population (millions, World Bank)||34.5|
|Child mortality rate (UNICEF)||98/1000|
|Annual child diarrhoea deaths (UNICEF)||14,100|
The majority of data on this country page was provided by Rebecca Alowo from WaterAid Uganda firstname.lastname@example.org
(Monitoring the eThekwini declaration)
Last edited by Zach White at WaterAid about 11 hours agoSee regional summary
|Verdict (out of 20)||15|
|Policy||Did they sign eThekwini?||2|
|Is there a national sanitation policy?||2||
Trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: Yes, there is the “10 Year Improved Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Financing Strategy” saniataion is imbedded in ugandan environmental health policy.
|Is there one national sanitation plan to meet the MDG target?||2||
Trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: Yes, the above strategy and the Uganda Action Plan to implement eThekwini
|Institutions||What profile is given to sanitation within the PRSP?||2||
Trafficlight score: 1/1
|Is there a principal accountable institution to take leadership?||1||
Trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: Uganda has an Memoranda of understanding for the three ministries of Education; health; water and environment which share this role. The National sanitation working group offers some guidance and coordination role.
|Is there one coordinating body involving all stakeholders?||2||
Trafficlight score: 0.83/1 Previous assessment: There has been a “National Sanitation Working Group” since 2003
|Finance||Is there a specific public sector budget line for sanitation?||2||
Trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: The following budget lines are now funded: Sanitation District Grants 090103 Promotion of sanitation and hygiene 090182 Construction of Sanitation Facilities 090205 Improved sanitation services and hygiene 090282 Construction of Sanitation Facilities
|Is 0.5% of GDP allocated to sanitation?||0|
|Is there a sanitation monitoring and evaluation (M+E) system?||2||
Trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: There is ongoing work to establish an M&E system in districts and at national level. There are still problems with data harmonization.
|Monitoring||Do institutional sanitation programs include gender aspects?||0||
Trafficlight score: 0.25/1
|Verdict (out of 20)||15|
(Monitoring the Sharm el-Sheikh declaration)
Last edited by Rebecca Alowo at WaterAid Uganda about 11 hours agoSee regional summary
|Verdict (out of 20)||14|
|Policy||Is there a comprehensive policy for water supply?||2|
|Is there a plan for meeting the water MDG target or equivalent?||2||
National Development Plan exists to meet the MDGs(former PEAP)supported by the Strategic Investment Plan for the Water and Sanitation sub sector.
|Are there specific measures in the plan for targeting poor people, and addressing the interests of women?||1||
The plan quotes The Water Sector Pro-poor Strategy, 2006 by the Directorate of Water Development as mesaeure though its implementation is weak.
|Institutions||Is there clear separation of institutional roles?||1|
|Is there a lead ministry responsible for water supply?||2||
This ministry is the ministry of water and environment.Environment being a more recent addition after the removal of lands.
|Are donors harmonising their support behind national sector plans?||2||
Uganda has a well developed SWAP arragement that encourages to coordinate their support to teh sector.
|Is there provision within the policy for water supply sector capacity development?||1||
The following policies the Uganda Water Action Plan (1995) and The Water Policy (1999) make provision. While the laws[The Local Governments Act (2000), The Water Act (1995] but their implementation remains weak.
|Finance||Are actors responsible for delivering water supply services adequately resourced, particularly if local governments?||1||
Local Governments receive funding from Central Government in the form of District Water and Sanitation Development Conditional Grant (DWSDCG).
|Is there a sector investment plan for water supply?||1||
According to sector funding requirements from Government of Uganda and Development partners , there is a sector funding gap of UGX: 986,523,000 for (2009 to 2015).
|Monitoring||Is there an effective framework for performance monitoring?||1||
There is a sector performance framework with 11 key sector indicators.There need for aligned of indicators and defination with JMP, GLASS, Sector and UBOS.
|Verdict (out of 20)||14|
|Gov. WASH Budget as % of total budget||3.77||3.1||3.09||N/A||N/A|
|Gov. WASH budget as % of GDP||0.705||0.604||0.664||N/A||N/A|
|Gov. WASH budget (current $US, millions)||121||101||112||N/A||N/A|
|Gov. WASH Budget (local currency, millions)||264,000||256,000||282,000||N/A||N/A|
|Gov. budget for sanitation only (local currency, millions)||N/A||9,280||79,800||N/A||N/A|
|Total Gov. budget (local currency, millions)||7,000,000||8,260,000||9,110,000||N/A||N/A|
|GDP (current $US, millions, IMF)||17,200||16,800||16,800||16,800||16,800|
|Average $US exchange rate for that year (xe.com)||2,180||2,520||2,520||2,520||2,520|
The WASH budget (2006) represents both on and off budget support. The donor contribution that year was UGX 79,822 (Million). Absorption was 95%. For 2007 again this is both on and off budget. The donor contribution that year was UGX 42,053 (million). The absorption capacity was 84% with slow district releases cited. And week capacity of district to implement thus affecting expenditure. Again this is both on and off budget (2008). Donor contribution was UGX (million). Absorption capacity was 95%. 2009 Includes both on and off budget. The donor contribution is UGX 48,271 (million). Absorption capacity was 95.7%.
There are a number of ways to measure the proportion of people that have access to sanitation and water in a country. Governments often use a combination of management information systems and household surveys.
The official data which the UN uses to monitor progress on the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) comes from the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). JMP aggregates data from household surveys carried out by governments.
WASHwatch.org shows JMP data because it is comparable across countries and uses the MDG definitions of access to sanitation and water. Some Governments prefer to quote the latest data from their household surveys, the best source of this information is the national statistics bureau or equivalent.