Uganda

47.2

Population 2022 (Millions)

0.53

HDI Score
2021 (Max. 1)

55

SDG Score
2023
(Max. 100)

0.53

Gender Inequality
Index Score
(Max. 1)

80

Internet Inclusivity
Index 2022
(100 countries)

Sources: 1. World Bank (2022), 2, UNDP (2021), 3. Sustainable Development Report (2023), 4. UNDP (2021), 5. Economist Impact (2022)

Overview

Situated in eastern-central Africa, Uganda has richly fertile soil, and a cosmopolitan capital city, Kampala. Subsequently, nearly 80% of the country’s population works in agriculture, and Ugandan coffee is world-renowned for its quality. Unfortunately, the country has its fair share of challenges as well. These include political instability, with a history of unrest, coups, and conflict with neighboring countries. While Uganda has experienced significant economic growth and poverty reduction, there are still large segments of the population living in poverty. Additionally, high unemployment rates (especially for young people), corruption, and income inequality present additional barriers to Uganda’s economic and social development.

Projects

GIZ Customized Data Sharing Toolbox and Recommendations for GIZ’s Data Strategy

The GIZ FAIR Forward (GIZ FF) Artificial Intelligence initiative aims to promote and achieve a more open, inclusive and sustainable approach to AI at an international level. With partners in Uganda, the initiative seeks, specifically, to 1) strengthen local technical know-how on AI; 2) to remove entry barriers to AI by improving access to training data and AI technologies for local innovation; and 3) to develop policy frameworks ready for AI including ethical AI, data protection and privacy. In the framework of this consultancy, Data-Pop Alliance supported GIZ FF in the creation of fact-sheets and reports, and contributed to GIZ partnerships and events, including virtual working group meetings, events, and study trips, among others. In addition to this, DPA supported the creation and implementation of a data governance model in Uganda.

Landscape Mapping and Review of Technology-based Interventions to Mitigate Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

DPA, in collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA, conducted a comprehensive landscape mapping of key technology-based interventions to mitigate child-marriage and FGM through empowerment of girls and to review the digital solutions and tools used in these interventions, their effectiveness and potential areas for improvement in 13 countries in Africa and Asia. The methodology proposed by DPA was based on an analysis that integrated both quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as traditional and non-traditional data sources collected at different stages of the study, underpinned by a participatory approach involving UNICEF, UNFPA and other stakeholders that provided feedback and input throughout the entire project.