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Fast Tracking Uganda’s Commitment to the 2030 Agenda

DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: Achieving the SDGs with Uganda’s Third National Development Plan

This report by National Planning Authority (NPA) of Uganda, was completed with technical and financial support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda. The study uses a system dynamics simulation model customized to Uganda to help understand and estimate Uganda’s SDG achievement into 2030 under different policy and intervention implementation scenarios for NDP3 and was integrated into the NDP3 itself. In the Base scenario, where no additional investment is made through NDP III, the average SDG progress in absolute terms is 7.0%. NDP III improves SDG performance by an average of 3.17%. The analysis also identified three SDG Accelerators – Environment, Governance and Industry – as the priority investment areas that increase SDG performance. To be clear, these are not SDGs that accelerate other SDGs, but rather specific, actionable intervention areas that can accelerate SDG achievement. They were identified based on three criteria of analysis: first, return on investment, second, synergy (how well the intervention type increased SDG achievement when implemented alongside other interventions), and lastly, dropout analysis (how well the intervention type increased SDG achievement when implemented alone). Prioritizing these accelerators would improve the overall SDG attainment by 10.1% by the end of 2030, as compared with the case where NDP III were not implemented. Additionally, interventions in Human Capital Development (which includes Health, Education and Water and Sanitation), and Infrastructure and Agriculture categories of interventions, are important for the achievement of specific SDGs.

The full report can be found here: iSDG Report SIGNED


A policy brief is also available here: iSDG Policy Brief (1)

Initial winners of one million solutions innovation challenge recognized

The initial winners of the One Million Solutions Innovation Challenge have been recognized.

38 participants were recognized during the UN Anniversary Commemoration by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda. He commended the youth for their participation and urged them to come up with more solutions to achieve the SDGs.

According to the UN Resident Coordinator, H.E. Rosa Malango, the selected solutions will be shared with UN Agencies, private sector and other organizations to get support for the solutions.

Following the event, the youth also met with the UN Assistant Secretary General, H.E. Bintou Keita at the UN Resident Coordinator’s residence. The Youth Coalition for SDGs discussed the role of the youth in accelerating achievement of the SDGs.


Find out more at the One Million Youth Solutions Innovation Challenge website at

Government hosts 75th Anniversary of the UN

28 October 2020 – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, today presided over the commemoration of the 75 Anniversary of the United Nations. 

The event, which was held at the office of the Prime Minister was attended by the UN Resident Coordinator H.E. Rosa Malango, heads of UN Agencies and Government officials. as well as Youth Coalition for SDGs representatives. 

The theme of the commemoration was “The Role of the Youth in Accelerating Achievement of the SDGs”.

Uganda makes progress on number of indicators with data points

When Uganda adopted the SDGs in 2015, the country was able to report on 41 indicators out of 232 indicators in the SDG Framework. In 2020, the country has been able to report on 92 indicators which have data points.

Indicators are an essential component of any effective monitoring and evaluation system. At both the national and subnational levels, indicators provide technical   experts and decision-makers with the data required to effectively manage a country’s response. Uganda is therefore making progress, not just on the Sustainable Development Goals, but also on the number of indicators on which the country can obtain data points on which to report and make realistic decisions in planning – as long as they are of strong quality, and used carefully, with integrity.

Working with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and all other relevant partners, the goal is to have more   indicators on which to report, but which must be useful, technically sound, practical, and feasible.