Press Release

Outcome Statement of the National Partnership Forum for the Government of Uganda and its Development Partners

15 November 2023

* The forum was convened by the Prime Minister of Uganda

1. The National Partnership Forum (NPF), convened by the Government of Uganda and its development partners, concluded its deliberations on matters of mutual interest consistent with the Vision 2040 aspirations implemented through the National Development Plans, National Partnership Policy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Partnership for Effective Development Principles (GPEDC). The NPF reaffirmed its commitment to work together for sustainable development in Uganda.

2. The NPF had two main sessions. The first session focused on Government priorities, the Parish Development Model (PDM) – as an accelerator programme and guidelines as well as principles for development assistance that are aimed at creating an enabling environment for mutual accountability and achieving effective results. These guidelines underscore the importance of development cooperation principles both for the Government and development partners working in tandem to ensure we achieve the desired results.

3. Recognizing the invaluable contributions of Development Partners in various sectors of Uganda's development as indicated in the last paper by the LDPG, we acknowledge the significance of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Uganda. However, we stressed the need to explore opportunities to strengthen our economy and establish a sound revenue base to sustain our nation's development goals.

4. The NPF is an integral part of the National Partnership Dialogue Framework, which operationalizes the National Partnership Policy. Going forward, we recommit to ensuring that all organs of the NPF continue to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest. To further uphold our partnership principles, we have agreed to establish a Joint Accountability and Results Framework, which will be instrumental in cultivating a culture of mutual accountability.

5. This NPF is seen as a launching pad for further engagements to address even the most challenging issues. We commend the remarkable efforts of the Prime Minister, all government agencies, and the Local Development Partners Group for their dedicated work in making this event a success.

6. As we move forward, all partners in the NPF remain resolute in their determination to collaborate, build strong relationships, and work collectively to achieve the development goals set out in Uganda's Vision 2040 and National Development Plans. We look forward to the continued growth of our partnership and are confident that together, we can overcome any challenges that lie ahead.

Michael Wangusa, Development Coordination Officer, Programme Communications and Advocacy

Michael Wangusa

Development Coordination Officer, Programme Communications and Advocacy

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Organization for Migration
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
United Nations Capital Development Fund
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Food Programme
World Health Organization

Goals we are supporting through this initiative