Public Private Partnerships of Uganda


In recent years public–private partnerships have been introduced by the government to acquire and develop nationwide infrastructure as well as offer opportunities to improve service delivery. In 2002 the Ministry of Local Government, with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme, implemented a Public–Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment (PPPUE) project for the period 2002–04. The project was implemented by the ministry in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Living Earth Uganda across six municipalities of Uganda and served to highlight the benefits of public–private partnerships regarding the delivery of poverty assistance services in the country.

In 2010, the government adopted the Public–Private Partnership Framework Policy for Uganda. In line with the new policy, the provision of public services and infrastructure will remain with the relevant government departments and state enterprises, with local government authorities tasked with the responsibility of identifying, developing and managing public–private partnership projects. The government anticipates that the policy will result in more efficient development of public infrastructure and an increase in economic growth and foreign direct investments. Further to this, in 2013 the Ministry of Local Government and the United Nations Development Project developed Public–Private Partnerships Guidelines for Local. The country has received assistance from the Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) in developing the country’s infrastructure on multiple occasions since the turn of the century. The PPIAF operates through the transport, energy and water sectors in Uganda, and carries out prefeasibility studies for infrastructure development and privatisation implementation strategies, amongst other tasks.