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					              DFID UGANDA




PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK AND DELIVERY PLAN



             2006/07 – 2008/09




                                 Revised August 2007
                                                     Contents


1.   PARTNERSHIP PLANS OVER THE POVERTY STRATEGY PERIOD .... 4
  1.1       Introduction......................................................................................... 4
  1.2       Partnerships ....................................................................................... 4
  1.3       DFID’s Comparative Advantage in Uganda ........................................ 6
  1.4       Programme Priorities .......................................................................... 6
  1.5       Monitoring Impact ............................................................................... 8
  1.6       Programme Resources....................................................................... 8
2. RESULTS FRAMEWORK – DFID CONTRIBUTION TO THE PEAP ........ 9
  2.1. PEAP Pillar 1 - economic management: macroeconomic stability
  consistent with rapid private-sector led growth.............................................. 9
  2.2. PEAP Pillar 2 - promoting private sector development and economic
  growth. ........................................................................................................ 10
  2.3. PEAP Pillar 3 - security, conflict resolution, and disaster management.
  .................................................................................................................... 12
  2.4. PEAP Pillar 4 - strengthening governance. .......................................... 14
  2.5. PEAP Pillar 4 - strengthening governance. .......................................... 16
  2.6. PEAP Pillar 5 - human resources development................................... 18
  2. 8. PEAP Pillar 5 human resources development – HIV/AIDS.................. 19
3. DELIVERY PLAN..................................................................................... 22
4 MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK .............................................................. 25
  4.1. Delivering development results ........................................................... 25
  4.2. Managing external relations ................................................................ 25
  4.3. Managing human and financial resources ........................................... 26
  4.5. Building for the future .......................................................................... 27




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List of Acronyms


AIDS       Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
DFID       Department for International Development
GFATM      Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
HIV        Human Immunodeficiency Virus
MDGs       Millennium Development Goals
PEAP       Poverty Eradication Action Plan
PFDP       Performance Framework and Delivery Plan
PRBS       Poverty Reduction Budget Support
PSA        Public Service Agreement
UJAS       Uganda Joint Assistance Strategy
UN         United Nations
UNAIDS     The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP       United Nations Development Programme
UNICEF     United Nations Children’s Fund




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1.      PARTNERSHIP PLANS OVER THE POVERTY STRATEGY PERIOD

1.1     Introduction

1.1.1 DFID Uganda’s Performance Framework and Delivery Plan1 explains
how DFID will help the Government of Uganda achieve the objectives set out
in the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP). It has been developed in the
context of the Uganda Joint Assistance Strategy (UJAS)2, which was agreed at
the end of 2005.

1.1.2. A number of other UJAS partners are also preparing individual business
plans to show how they will contribute to the implementation of the UJAS and
the PEAP. The Performance Framework and Delivery Plan sets out: DFID’s
specific objectives; how these will be delivered; and how we will work in
partnership with others. It also sets out how we will contribute to DFID’s Public
Service Agreement (PSA) and the commitments made in the 2006 White
Paper on international development. The Uganda PFDP is part of the wider
performance framework for DFID Africa Division as a whole.


1.2     Partnerships

Government of Uganda

1.2.1 Uganda’s PEAP, now in its third phase, is the government's national
development framework and includes a clear set of policies and objectives for
poverty reduction. The PEAP is broadly owned, and has been informed by
consultations across Uganda’s development community and public.

1.2.2 The Government of Uganda has used the PEAP to encourage
alignment of development assistance with its priorities and procedures and to
promote greater harmonisation amongst development partners. In 2003 the
government and key donors signed a set of Partnership Principles that define
mutual obligations, and preferred ways of working to improve the impact of
development assistance. A strong budget process is the basis for translating
PEAP objectives into a medium term expenditure framework that is rolled
forward annually. A new annual PEAP Implementation Review will commence
in 2007 to assess performance.



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  The Performance Framework and Delivery Plan is available to the public on DFID’s external
website. It covers a period up to mid 2009 and will be updated annually.
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   The UJAS is a co-ordinated country strategy covering the period of 2005 -2009 which:
includes a joint analysis of the Uganda context; identifies specific elements of the PEAP behind
which development partners will align their support; explains how development partners will
work more effectively together; and sets out a detailed results based monitoring and evaluation
framework. The process of developing the UJAS fully involved the Government of Uganda
and has its strong support. The UJAS satisfies DFID’s corporate requirements for a country
strategy. The UJAS was approved by the UK Secretary of State for Development in January
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Development partners/UJAS

1.2.3 The UJAS builds on the substantial progress that has already been
made on donor harmonisation in Uganda and provides a framework for
implementing the Partnership Principles and the Paris Declaration on Aid
Effectiveness.

1.2.4 113 development partners have now signed up to use the UJAS as their
strategy and others are interested in joining. A set of UJAS membership
principles has been developed to guide UJAS implementation. At the same
time DFID continues to maintain links with the full range of development
partners through the Local Development Partners Group.

1.2.5 Development partners co-ordinate their sector inputs through joint
sector working groups. Sector programmes are the basis of a number of sector
wide approaches and pooled funding mechanisms. General Budget Support in
the past has been co-ordinated through the World Bank’s Poverty Reduction
Support Credit. DFID is now working with the main budget support donors
(including the European Commission, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden
Norway, Ireland and the African Development Bank as well as the World Bank)
to develop a Joint Budget Support Operation which will facilitate joint
assessment, joint dialogue and more transparent decision-making on
resources allocated to the government budget.

Multilaterals

1.2.6 We work closely with the World Bank, European Commission and
African Development Bank, who are all UJAS partners. The World Bank and
DFID took the lead in the development of the UJAS, and are now leading in
taking forward UJAS commitments. We work closely with the World Bank and
also the European Commission on budget support, tax administration, and
economic management and governance. We have identified three areas for
special collaboration with the African Development Bank: the development of
the UJAS; sector dialogue and strategies covering rural livelihoods and
governance; and harmonised budget support.

1.2.7 The UN is also a partner in our work on: health; HIV/AIDS; conflict
reduction and humanitarian assistance in northern Uganda; and in support for
the African Peer Review Mechanism. We are actively supporting the UN
cluster approach which seeks to achieve a better division of labour between
UN agencies. We are also actively supporting joint UN funding arrangements
through our health programme in northern Uganda. We will work closely with
UNAIDS and the UN family to implement the Global Task Team
recommendations for the UN’s response to AIDS.

1.2.8 The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (GFATM)
provides significant funds to Uganda. We have worked extensively with

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 African Development Bank, Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,
UK DFID, the World Bank Group, Ireland and the European Commission.


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GFATM teams to help develop better long term institutional arrangements for
disbursing GFATM finance. There are future plans to pool our HIV/AIDS funds
for support to civil society with GFATM, the US and Ireland.

British High Commission

1.2.9 We work closely with the British High Commission, particularly on
political governance and conflict and security. Annual bids for Africa Conflict
Pool Programme funds are especially closely co-ordinated, including with the
Ministry of Defence.

Civil society

1.2.10 We work alongside civil society by providing significant financing to
increase their involvement in policy making, accountability processes and in
the delivery of services for HIV/AIDS.

1.3      DFID’s Comparative Advantage in Uganda

1.3.1 DFID is one of Uganda’s largest bilateral development partners with a
significant presence in country. We have expertise in: governance; social
development; economics; business enterprise development and livelihoods;
health; and conflict and humanitarian assistance. We are perceived as playing
a pivotal role in promoting ways of working that encourage alignment,
harmonisation and coordination at all levels. Financial decision making is
decentralised to the country office and we can tailor our funding arrangements
to pool our resources with other development partners, and to respond quickly.

1.3.2 In recent years we have substantially reduced our areas of engagement
including withdrawing from direct involvement in: education; justice, law and
order; and natural resources. A silent partnership agreement was signed with
the Netherlands in 2004 through which they represent us in education, justice,
law and order, and procurement, and we represent them in HIV/AIDS.

1.3.3 A major division of labour exercise is currently underway. Although
originally developed under the auspices of the UJAS, this now includes all
Uganda’s development partners. DFID’s engagement in Uganda will be further
rationalised when this exercise is complete. We will withdraw from our current
involvement in decentralisation and micro-finance. We anticipate taking a lead
donor role in the areas of economic governance and accountability.

1.4      Programme Priorities

1.4.1 DFID plans to support the implementation of the PEAP, in particular by:

•     mobilising resources for the government budget through Poverty Reduction
      Budget support (PRBS) and support to Uganda Revenue Authority (the
      Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative will further help increase the overall
      resources available to the government);



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•   enabling the government to make effective use of its resources through
    support for public sector reform, public financial management reform and
    anti-corruption institutions;

•   increasing representation, voice and accountability through support to
    deepen democracy, promote the work of civil society and strengthen the
    evidence base for policy making;

•   addressing significantly off-track MDGs by supporting efforts to provide
    social protection and to improve the performance of the health, HIV/AIDS,
    water and sanitation sectors;

•   tackling issues that threaten Uganda’s long term development by
    supporting conflict resolution efforts and providing humanitarian assistance
    and help for recovery in the conflict areas of northern Uganda;

•   strengthening growth and livelihoods through support to the government’s
    Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture and work with government and the
    private sector to build an effective business and marketing environment that
    benefits the poor; and

•   strengthening harmonisation, alignment and aid effectiveness in particular
    through the implementation of the UJAS and work at the country level to
    achieve the objectives of the Paris Declaration.

1.4.2 We will make significant contributions to the new DFID White Paper
commitments, including on governance, peace and security, economic growth,
investing in people (including through social protection) and reforming the
international development system. We plan to complete a country governance
analysis in 2007/08 drawing extensively on existing material.

1.4.3 PRBS is the Government of Uganda’s preferred aid instrument. The
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/Development
Assistance Committee 2005 budget support evaluation provided strong
evidence of the effectiveness of budget support in Uganda. We are providing
£35 million of PRBS in 2006/07 (50% of our programme). This is less than
previously planned because of concerns about governance and some aspects
of the Government’s budget including public administration expenditures. The
decision also takes into account the continuing major humanitarian and
recovery needs in northern Uganda, which the funds released from PRBS are
helping to address. We plan to provide a core of £35 million PRBS in both
2007/08 and 2008/09. Although we have withdrawn from direct engagement in
the education sector we will in addition consider the case for using sector
budget support to help implement the government’s 10 year education sector
plan, working through other development partners.

1.4.4 A combination of humanitarian assistance in northern Uganda and, if the
security situation allows, major support for recovery and reconstruction will
continue to demand our attention for some time.



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1.5    Monitoring Impact

1.5.1 We will report on our programme performance using the tables set out
in section 2 below. This results framework provides a statement of objectives,
expected medium-term outcomes and immediate annual outputs including their
relationship to DFID corporate objectives as set out in the PSA and the PEAP.

1.5.2 DFID, along with other UJAS partners, will use the government’s own
performance management systems and the data these produce to assess
progress. In the context of the PEAP, government has produced its own
Results and Policy Matrix. This matrix specifies the development results the
PEAP is seeking to achieve, defines the indicators that will be used to measure
progress and sets out baselines and targets for these indicators. The matrix
also includes annual policy benchmarks for each results area. The Annual
PEAP Implementation Review that will start in 2007 will assess progress and
provide the basis for PEAP revision. UJAS partners have agreed to use this
PEAP review mechanism to inform their own performance monitoring.

1.5.3 We will provide support to help the government strengthen its own
performance management systems. At programme level, where possible all
DFID Uganda reviews will be based on information from joint reviews between
government and development partners to minimise transaction costs.

1.5.4 The Performance Framework results tables will be reviewed and
updated annually, in line with the findings of the Annual PEAP Implementation
Review. Progress will be the basis for setting DFID Uganda’s annual work
plans.

1.6    Programme Resources

1.6.1 The Uganda aid framework is £70 million in both 2006/07 and 2007/08.
The table below sets out the expected allocation of these resources between
PRBS, the demands of northern Uganda, and other programme priorities set
out in para 1.4.1. The possible allocation of resources in 2008/09 is also
shown assuming the aid framework remains at £70 million. This will be
reviewed once the Comprehensive Spending Review that covers the period
20008/09 to 2010/11 is completed.

1.6.2 The Africa Conflict Prevention Pool provides resources that supplement
the aid framework. The Africa Conflict Prevention Pool allocation for Uganda
in 2006/07 is £1.67 million. We envisage a similar level of provision in future.

Allocation (in millions of £)    2006/07         2007/08            2008/09
PRBS                                        35             35-40         35-45
Programmes                                  15                15            15
Humanitarian Assistance /                   20             15-20         10-20
northern Uganda recovery
Total                                       70                 70           70



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        2.       RESULTS FRAMEWORK – DFID CONTRIBUTION TO THE PEAP

2.1. PEAP Pillar 1 - economic management: • White Paper chapters 2 and 5: Building effective states and better governance and reducing poverty
macroeconomic stability consistent with     through economic growth, including by: increasing our ‘aid for trade’ and supporting the implementation of the
                                            Public Expenditure Financial Accountability Framework.
rapid private-sector led growth.
PEAP/UJAS level objective: Improved economic governance and management enabling growth, increased revenue and optimal use
of resources.
     PEAP/UJAS 2009 outcomes                    Year 1 milestones (2006/07)                                   Year 2 milestones (2007/08)
• Domestic revenue as a percentage of Gross       • Co-ordinated multi-donor Financial Aid and Technical            • Modernised domestic tax administration processes
  Domestic Product increased from 12.6%             Assistance programme in place to support the 2006/09              and systems in place by mid-2007.
  (2002/03) to 15% by 2008/09.                      Uganda Revenue Authority Modernisation Plan.                    • Uganda Revenue Authority revenue collections
• Uganda’s Public Expenditure and Financial       • Implementation of automated customs tax administration            increased to 14.4% of Gross Domestic Product.
  Accountability review ratings improved.           system at all major border crossings completed.                 • Procurement and installation of Integrated Tax
• Annual revenue collected by the Uganda          • Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative implemented in July 2006.     Administration System for improved administration
  Revenue Authority increases to Uganda           • Initial design phase of joint budget support operation            of domestic taxes completed.
  shilling 3,500 billion by 2008/09.                completed by March 2007.                                        • Multi-donor budget support operation active.
• Net Present Value of external debt to exports   • Rigorous public expenditure prioritisation to fund poverty      • Rigorous public expenditure prioritisation to fund
  ratio has fallen from 305% to 238%.               reducing programmes and ensure value for money within             poverty reducing programmes and ensure value for
• Public expenditure has fallen from 23.9% of       constrained resource envelope.                                    money within constrained resource envelope.
  Gross Domestic Product to 21.8%.                • Economists work with agriculture and security sector
                                                    counterparts in Ministry of Finance Planning Economic
                                                    Development to integrate financial and non-financial
                                                    performance issues into budget decision-making, reporting
                                                    and monitoring processes.
        DFID KEY OBJECTIVES                                     Year 1 Milestones (2006/07)                                  Year 2 Milestones (2007/08)
• Enable the Government to improve the impact     Outputs                                                           Outputs
  of public spending on poverty reduction while   • Government of Uganda institutional and financial capacity       • Joint budget support discussions are harmonised
  maintaining macroeconomic stability.              to implement the PEAP and reduce poverty is enhanced.             around the Annual PEAP Implementation Review
• Strengthen Uganda Revenue Authority             • Budget Support decisions are linked to sectoral                   process.
  management capacity to plan and implement         performance, including evidence of improved value for           • URAnet linking URA border posts and district
  a modernisation programme.                        money and poverty focus.                                          offices installed and operational.
                                                  • Strengthened senior management capacity within Uganda           • New technical advisory team in place to support
                                                    Revenue Authority,                                                Uganda Revenue Authority Modernisation Unit




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                                              • Contract for High speed telecoms network (URAnet)                  coordinating implementation of Modernisation Plan.
                                                installation issued.                                             • Uganda Revenue Authority on track to meet
                                              Processes                                                            Modernisation Plan revenue and service level
                                              • Bilateral PRBS disbursement in 2006/07.                            targets.
                                              • Key player inputting into the design of joint budget support     Processes
                                                operation.                                                       • DFID Makes PRBS disbursement as part of multi-
                                              • First tranche of financial aid provided by DFID into Uganda        donor operation.
                                                Revenue Authority modernisation basket fund to finance           • DFID issues contract for Technical Advisory Team
                                                capital investments necessary to implement Modernisation           consultancy.
                                                plan.                                                            • 2007/08 disbursements made by DFID into multi-
                                              • 3 year joint basket fund agreement signed between                  donor Uganda Revenue Authority modernisation
                                                development partners supporting Uganda Revenue                     basket fund.
                                                Authority modernisation, with DFID Uganda in the role of
                                                lead donor.


2.2. PEAP Pillar 2 - • White Paper chapter 5: Reducing poverty through economic growth including by: supporting investment climate reforms; tackling
promoting private sector   barriers that prevent poor people from gaining access to markets and financial services; increasing support to science and
                           technology to promote growth; and encouraging developing country governments, the private sector and civil society, including
development and economic   trade unions, to work together to promote growth and employment.
growth.
                         • PSA target 1: Progress towards the MDGs in 16 key countries in Africa (including Uganda) demonstrated by a reduction of 4
                                    percentage points in the proportion of people living in poverty across the entire region, against the 1999 baseline.
PEAP/UJAS level objective: Increased productivity and competitiveness resulting in higher incomes and effective rural
development.
    PEAP/UJAS 2009 outcomes                  Year 1 milestones 2006/07                       Year 2 milestones 2007/08




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• Year on year improvements in Uganda’s           • Development of a coordinated sector wide               • National Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy
  investment climate assessment.                    approach to improving the investment climate and         and programme approved.
• Increase in private sector investment as a %      competitiveness of the Ugandan economy.                • National roll out of simplified business registration system
  of Gross Domestic Product from 17%              • Long term strategy for transforming Uganda’s             complete.
  (2003/03) towards the 2012/13 target of 21%.      regulatory environment for business adopted by         • National Agricultural Research Service reforms complete and
• Growth rate of agricultural production rises      Government of Uganda.                                    joint funding mechanisms in place.
  above the 2003 value of 3.8% per annum.         • Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture, effectively     • National Agricultural Advisory and Development Service
• Improved access to integrated research and        integrated with the Rural Development Strategy, in       funding increased through the budget to allow for national roll
  extension systems by farmers.                     place and supported by Government of Uganda.             out.
• Improved access to affordable and               • Institutional arrangements for agricultural research   • Agricultural sector budget shows increased results focus and
  appropriate financial services for Ugandans       and fisheries established by 2007                        prioritisation of expenditure.
  living in rural areas.                          • Agricultural sector Public Expenditure Review          • Rural Finance Strategy approved to support the expansion of
                                                    underway.                                                Savings and Credit Co-operations into unbanked sub-
                                                  • Microfinance institutions increase rural outreach.       counties.
        DFID KEY OBJECTIVES                               Year 1 Milestones (2006/07)                                     Year 2 Milestones (2007/08)
• Improve capacity of Uganda’s financial sector   Outputs                                                  Outputs
  to meet the financial needs of the poor on a    • Supply side and demand side surveys of financial       • Government of Uganda Rural Finance Strategy reflects
  sustainable basis.                                markets in Uganda completed and informing                international best practice.
• Improve regulatory environment for                policy and project designs.                            • Village Savings and Loan Associations providing financial
  businesses (especially small and medium size    • National Village Savings and Loan Association            services to 100,000 Ugandans in remote rural areas.
  enterprises).                                     programme initiated.                                   • Innovative linkage bank arrangements supported.
• Improve government and development partner      • National roll out of the simplified Business           • Agriculture Sector Working Group accepts key
  dialogue for increased and more effective and     registration system underway.                            recommendations of Public Expenditure Review study.
  efficient public investment in support of       Processes                                                Processes
  agricultural growth.                            • Surveys, technical studies and Grants to               • New Basket Fund arrangement in support of business
• redevelop agricultural markets and related        Microfinance institutions funded through DFID’s          enabling environment reforms aligned to Competitiveness and
  infrastructure to improve livelihoods in the      Financial Sector Deepening Uganda project.               Investment Climate Strategy designed.
  North for returnees.                            • Business regulatory reforms funded through             • Surveys, technical studies and grants to Microfinance
                                                    DFID’s Regulatory Best Practice Project                  institutions funded through DFID’s Financial Sector
                                                    completed (February 2007).                               Deepening Uganda project.
                                                                                                           • Joint funding for Agricultural sector Public Expenditure
                                                                                                             Review.
                                                                                                           • Project funding for the Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture
                                                                                                             through the International Food Policy Research Institute to




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                                                                                                           provide advisory support to the Agriculture Secretariat.
                                                                                                         • Multi-donor funded Livelihoods Recovery Programme for
                                                                                                           northern Uganda designed with DFID playing an active role.

2.3. PEAP Pillar 3 - security, • White Paper chapter 4: Promoting peace and security including by: improving security in the north of Uganda; supporting
conflict resolution, and         security sector reform; assessing the causes of conflict; and supporting efforts to make real “responsibility to protect” through
                                 assistance to protection work.
disaster management.
                                      • PSA target 3: Improved effectiveness of the multilateral system as demonstrated by improved effectiveness of United Nations
                                        agencies and the humanitarian aid system.
                                      • PSA target 5: Improve effectiveness of UK and international support for conflict prevention by addressing long-term structural
                                        causes of conflict and supporting post-conflict reconstruction.
PEAP/UJAS level objective: Successful conflict resolution and improved disaster management enabling better security and social
and economic development in conflict areas.
    PEAP/UJAS 2009 outcomes                  Year 1 milestones (2006/07)                 Year 2 milestones(2007/08)
• Reduced insurgency conflict Reduced             • Joint Monitoring Committee action plan agreed        • Agreed national plan to demobilise and reintegrate irregular
  proliferation of illegal arms.                    and co-ordinated effectively.                          forces.
• Reduced number of people internally             • Peace, Recovery and Development Plan                 • Joint Defence Review with East African Community.
  displaced.                                        agreed.                                              • Policy and planning function institutionalised within
• Reduced number of civilian casualties from      • Development Partner participation in the               Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Defence.
  conflict (killed, abducted, wounded).             Defence Sector Working Group established and         • Financial Management and Human Resource systems
• Increased number of returnees/reporters           guiding the provision of technical assistance.         improved.
  that are resettled.                             • Internally Displaced People return process           • Over 60% Internally Displaced People returned and
• Reduced number of internally displaced            underway.                                              successful first harvest realised.
  people from 1.6 million.                        • Agreed plan for support for the
                                                    return/reintegration of ex-combatants resourced.
                                                  • Agreement on cluster approach and common
                                                    programming and funding more effectively
                                                    integrated into UN Consolidated Appeal
                                                    Processes and all UN programmes.
        DFID KEY OBJECTIVES                               Year 1 Milestones (2006/07)                                  Year 2 Milestones (2007/08)
• Strengthen the effectiveness of Joint donor     Outputs                                                Outputs
  support for humanitarian assistance and         • Household food security maintained and rates of      • Transition strategy for immediate support for early recovery
  recovery work.                                    acute malnutrition in children under five kept         efforts agreed.




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• Strengthen capacity of Government and civil          below 10%.                                          • Donor support mechanisms for Peace Recovery Development
  society to mitigate and resolve conflict and to   • Increased availability of safe water in the            Plan developed and agreed.
  appropriately respond to shocks.                     Internally Displace Person camps and return         • Household food security maintained and rates of acute
• Strengthen the effectiveness of joint donor          areas.                                                malnutrition in children under-five kept below 10%.
  support to promote security sector reform.        • Adequate stockpiles of emergency shelter and         • Availability of safe water in return areas improved.
                                                       household materials in place in northern/eastern    • Capacity of civilian policing in the North built.
                                                       Uganda.                                             • Improved capacity of civil society and Government to identify
                                                    • Improved capacity of civil society and                 address, monitor and prevent threats to the safety of women
                                                       Government to identify address, monitor and           and children in conflict affected areas.
                                                       prevent threats to the safety of women and          • Capacity of civil society to effectively engage in peace and
                                                       children in conflict affected areas.                  reconciliation processes maintained and strengthened.
                                                    • Effective health sector response to high rates of    • Amnesty Commission support through local Multi-country
                                                       mortality and morbidity and increased capacity of     Disarmament Reintegration Programme basket fund for
                                                       the sector to deliver basic services.                 support for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of
                                                    • Evidence of donor coherence towards future             irregular forces agreed and funded.
                                                       engagement in security sector reform.               • Security Sector Reform processes underway and
                                                    Processes                                                mechanisms to strengthen the capacity of civilian oversight of
                                                    • Project support for World Food Programme               the security sector under implementation.
                                                      emergency food aid purchase and distribution         Processes
                                                      processed and managed.                               • Strategy note for DFID support to humanitarian and recovery
                                                    • Project support to UNICEF and Red Cross for            process agreed by mid August 2007 and interventions
                                                      water, sanitation and non food items processed         underway.
                                                      and delivered.                                       • Strategy note for support to conflict resolution/mitigation
                                                    • Support for Protection activities through UNICEF       interventions for 2007 agreed by end May 2007 and
                                                      and Save the Children processed and delivered          interventions underway.
                                                    • Support to UN Joint Health Programme.                • Project memorandum for support to security sector reform
                                                    • Support to Juba Initiative Fund processed and          developed and agreed by end October 2007.
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2.4. PEAP Pillar 4 - • White Paper chapter 2: Building effective states and better governance including by: supporting public sector reform to help
strengthening governance. improve public services; providing practical support to governments to help them investigate corruption, and deal with alleged
                                          offenders through the courts; raising the issue of corruption with partner governments as part of our regular discussions; helping
                                          developing countries strengthen their public financial management, and support other public sector reforms to tackle corruption;
                                          and supporting the implementation of the Public Expenditure Financial Accountability Framework.
PEAP/UJAS level objective: Improved public sector governance, public sector administration and financial management.
   PEAP/UJAS 2009 outcomes                  Year 1 milestones (2006/07)                    Year 2 milestones (2007/08)
• Improvements in the National Integrity Survey      • 2006/10 Financial Management and                     • External scrutiny improved and new Audit Act operational.
  indicate reduced corruption.                         Accountability Programme strategy finalised.         • Second National Strategy to Fight Corruption (2007-2010)
• Increase in savings returned due to effective      • Accountability sector secretariat in place.            implementation commences.
  anti-corruption actions.                           • Parliament debate Revised Leadership Code Act.       • Funded public service pension scheme implemented.
• Increased percentage of ministries / local         • Continued verification of assets declarations by     • Pilot implementation of Integrated Payroll and Personnel
  governments preparing regular financial              ministers throughout UJAS period.                      System.
  statements in accordance with financial            • Multi-donor support in place for Uganda’s 2005/10    • Revised National Anti Corruption Strategy with improved
  regulations (currently 51%, 2014 target of           Public Service Reform Programme.                       monitoring and evaluation framework.
  100% - medium term target being developed).        • Finalisation of the Local Government Sector          • Accountability sector secretariat and investment plan
• Performance of local governments improved            Investment Plan and decentralisation support.          developed.
  and key institutions operating more effectively.   • Enhanced capacity of the Department of Ethics        • Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability review
• Parliament safeguarding public accountability.       and Integrity to co-ordinate the accountability        conducted.
• Institutional capacity of the Inspector General      sector and anti-corruption reforms.                  • Integrated Financial Management Systems target of roll out to
  of Government strengthened.                        • Public Sector Management Working Group                 central ministries, 10 agencies and 10 local governments
• Stronger civil society oversight and demand          operationalised.                                       reached.
  for public accountability.
• Increased administrative action on corruption
  cases.
         DFID KEY OBJECTIVES                                 Year 1 Milestones (2006/07)                                   Year 2 Milestones (2007/08)
• Improve administrative performance and             Outputs                                                Outputs
  operations across wide section of government       • Comprehensive and credible government-led            • Progress against Financial Management and Accountability
  departments and key institutions.                    Public Financial Management programme in               Programme key result matrix milestones on track.
• Improve performance and accountability by            place supported by joint donor basket.               • Progress against Public Sector Reform Programme key result
  public service organisations to facilitate         • Public Sector Reform Programme monitoring              matrix milestones indicators on track.
  national development, service delivery and           matrix developed and indicators progress             • Accountability Sector Secretariat operational.
  poverty eradication.                                 according to key result matrix milestones.           • Second Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability
• Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of        • Local Government Sector Investment Plan                programme review completed.




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  Central and Local Government public financial      approved.                                          • Amended Audit Bill approved.
  management and financial accountability         • Basket for support to Local Government Sector       Processes
  processes.                                         Investment Plan in place.                          • 3-5 year anti-corruption programme designed and
• Increase transparency in the use of public      • Public Sector Management/National integrated          implementation underway.
  funds and reduced opportunities for                Monitoring and Evaluation System secretariat       • Decentralisation support ended by July 2007. Silent
  corruption.                                        operational.                                         partnership in place.
                                                  Processes                                             • 2007/08 disbursements made by DFID into Public Service
                                                  • 2006/07 disbursements made by DFID into Public        Reform Programme basket fund.
                                                    Service Reform Programme basket fund.               • DFID lead in Public Sector Management Working Group
                                                  • Technical assistance to co-ordination of National     and/or Public Service Reform.
                                                    Anti-Corruption Strategy.                           • 2007/08 disbursements made by DFID into Financial
                                                  • Support to the Department of Ethics and Integrity     Management and Accountability Programme basket fund.
                                                    and to the Leadership Code Directorate (Inspector   • DFID lead in Public Financial Management donor group.
                                                    General of Government).
                                                  • Future support to anti-corruption programme
                                                    approved.
                                                  • DFID funding for Financial Management and
                                                    Accountability Programme to 2010 agreed
                                                  • DFID lead in Public Sector Management Working
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2.5. PEAP Pillar 4 - • White Paper chapter 2: Building effective states and better governance including by: helping improve the capability of state
strengthening governance. institutions and strengthen accountability to the poor; supporting the African Peer Review Mechanism; working in our partner
                                          countries to help make public institutions more accountable, for example by strengthening parliamentary and regulatory oversight;
                                          supporting more responsive governance, for example, by helping partner countries to consult with poor people, and to produce
                                          better statistics on poverty and monitor their progress in overcoming it; and supporting independent organisations (watch-dogs,
                                          lobby groups etc) that monitor and track the performance of public services and organisations.
Representation, voice and accountability.
    PEAP/UJAS 2009 outcomes                                  Year 1 milestones (2006/07)                                 Year 2 milestones (2007/08)
• Increased public satisfaction with the extent of   • Credible voters’ register produced by mid-2006        •   Phase I and II of the Plan for National Statistical
  democracy from 54% to 65%.                           and regularly updated.                                    Development operational and updated annually, in line
• A vibrant civil society, able to monitor           • Institutional framework for monitoring and                with the PEAP review cycle.
  government and private business and to               evaluation services national Integrated Monitoring    •   Joint bi-annual assessment on democratisation, human
  provide alternative forms of political               and Evaluation System operational.                        rights, security, transparency and accountability.
  participation.                                     • Strategic Plan for National Statistical Development   •   Poverty Status report produced.
• Government policy and commitment to                  adopted in 2006 and plans for multi-donor funding
  poverty reduction informed and monitored by          in place.
  actions of citizens and civil society.             • Annual PEAP Implementation review provides a
• Better quality data and analyses routinely           joint Government of Uganda/Development Partner
  used by decision makers in planning,                 assessment of performance in PEAP
  budgeting and implementation.                        implementation and underpins discussions on
• Enhanced capacity of the Electoral                   priority areas for the next financial year.
  Commission, civil society and the media to         • PEAP annual review process includes review of
  safeguard and further develop an electoral           the poverty focus of Budget Framework Papers.
  system with regular free and fair elections and
  universal suffrage.
• Enhanced capacity of parliament –
  strengthened legislative and oversight role.
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• Improve coherent multi-donor support for civil   Outputs.                                               Outputs
  society to strengthen its interaction with       • Increased civil society technical and professional   • Increased civil society technical and professional capacity for
  Government at all levels to effect pro-poor         capacity for advocacy work.                            advocacy work.
  policies, social progress and democratisation.   • Increased evidence of citizen and civil society      • Increased evidence of citizen and civil society engagement
• Support country-led processes that strengthen       engagement with government at all levels to            with government at all levels to demand services and
  democratic governance and increase citizens’        demand services and accountability.                    accountability.
  awareness of their civil and political rights.   • Africa Peer Review Mechanism integrated into         • Government of Uganda presents the Country Self-
• Enhance the effectiveness of the Africa Peer        the revised PEAP and supported at high levels by       Assessment Report for the Africa Peer Review Mechanism.
  Review Mechanism.                                   government.                                         • Mechanisms for greater coordination between data producers
• Strengthen evidence-base for decision-           • Parliamentary Strategic Investment and                  and users established.
  making and improve the use of evidence for          Development Plan elaborated.                        • Plan for the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation
  decision making.                                 Processes                                                 System implementation published and institutional framework
                                                   • Provision of consultancy support for Parliament of      operational.
                                                     Uganda strategic planning exercise.                  Processes
                                                   • DFID support for a joint Deepening Democracy         • Deepening Democracy Programme (2008-2011) approved
                                                     Programme approved by early 2007.                      and implementation underway.
                                                   • Civil Society Umbrella Programme extended to         • Follow-up arrangement for joint civil society support designed,
                                                     2010. Final grantees selected in 2006.                 appraised and approved, including civil society component of
                                                   • Medium term civil society strategy developed for       anti-corruption programme.
                                                     DFID Uganda.                                         • Final contribution made to Uganda Africa Peer Review
                                                   • Financial contribution to Uganda Africa Peer           Mechanism process.
                                                     Review Mechanism process, through UNDP               • Implementation of the programme to strengthen evidence
                                                     basket fund.                                           based policy making.
                                                   • Implementation of the DFID programme to
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2.6. PEAP Pillar 5 - human • White Paper chapter 6: Investing in people including by: increasing spending on public services - education, health (including
resources development.       HIV and AIDS), water and sanitation and social protection; working with developing countries to back ambitious ten year plans;
                                          supporting the implementation of the 2005 Global Strategic Plan to Roll Back Malaria; working with civil society organisations in
                                          all regions, to help them demand better access to water and sanitation; and supporting partnerships between developing
                                          countries to share experience of expanding social protection.
                                        • PSA target 1: Progress towards the MDGs in 16 key countries in Africa (including Uganda), demonstrated by: an increase in
                                          primary school enrolment by 18 percentage points and an increase in the ratio of girls to boys enrolled in primary school by 5
                                          percentage points, both against their year 2000 baseline; a reduction in under-5 mortality rates for girls and boys by 8 per 1000
                                          live births, against the year 2000 baseline; and an increase in proportion of births assisted by skilled birth attendants by 11
                                          percentage points, against the year 2000 baseline.
Health of Ugandans is improved.
        PEAP/UJAS 2009 outcomes                                     Year 1 milestones (2006/07)                                Year 2 milestones (2007/08)
• Successful achievement of PEAP targets on               • Support for implementation of Health Sector Support     • Emergency obstetric care strategies implemented.
  reduced infant mortality rate, lower maternal             Programme II and for strengthening of Environmental     • Human resource policy for health care staff finalised
  mortality rate, and reduced percentage of                 Health Department in place.                               and implementation initiated.
  population undernourished.                              • Plans for social protection developed including cash    • Equal Opportunities Commission Established.
• PEAP targets for human resource capacity in               transfer pilot.                                         • National gender policy submitted to cabinet.
  health facilities, filled community development         • Equal Opportunities Commission Policy submitted to      • Improved coordination with Global Health Initiatives.
  worker posts and functional community                     cabinet.                                                • Cash transfer pilot programme agreed and
  management committees met.                              • Strategies for orphans and vulnerable children and        implementation commenced.
• PEAP targets for health facilities without key stock      community empowerment and mobilization approved.
  outs, deliveries in health care centres, provision of   • Indoor residual spraying strategy finalised.
  malarial prevention services and provision of           • Implementation of the government’s Water Sector
  family planning services met.                             Strategic Investment Plan.
• PEAP targets for increased percentage of                • UN agencies working towards joint planning and
  population using safe water and sanitation                programming for health.
  facilities and percentage of rural water and            • GFATM long term institutional arrangements agreed.
  sanitation facilities functional met.
• Mechanisms for reducing chronic poverty via cash
  transfers developed.
• A comprehensive social security framework
  developed and in place.
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• Ensure aligned multi-donor support for improved     Outputs                                                     Outputs
  delivery of health to the poor.                     • Donors, government and GFATM agree                        • Government and civil society making effective use of
• Strengthen aligned multi-donor support for             arrangements for continued access to global fund            GFATM resources.
  improved delivery of rural water and sanitation        resources.                                               • District level mechanism enabling and effective multi-
  services to the poor.                               • Government lead development of a Cash transfer               sectoral response to rural water and sanitation
• Assist development of an effective framework for       pilot programme addressing chronic poverty                  piloting started.
  social protection.                                  • Water sector review highlights key areas and gaps         • Cash transfer pilot implementation phase
• Develop a cash transfer pilot for the chronically      needed to reach the MDGs.                                   commenced; systems for implementation in place;
  poor.                                               • Awareness of value of cash transfers as a social             beneficiaries selected.
                                                         protection strategy developed.                           Processes
                                                      Processes                                                   • Sector Wide Approach facilitated by Health Sector
                                                      • DFID actively working with health partners to influence     Partnership Fund to which DFID and other
                                                        health sector dialogue outcomes.                            development partners contribute.
                                                      • DFID provide technical and financial support to UN        • Partnership between Government of Uganda and the
                                                        reform and UN agency performance in Uganda.                 Health Development Partners strengthened to ensure
                                                      • Support to finalisation of new GFATM arrangements.          more effective implementation of the sector wide
                                                      • Funding to Malaria Consortium to support                    approach.
                                                        Government of Uganda with implementing a new anti-        • Next phase of water and sanitation support agreed in
                                                        malarial drug policy.                                       line with division of labour recommendations.
                                                      • Current support to national water and sanitation          • Pilot cash transfer scheme designed and started.
                                                        programme completed by April 2007.
                                                      • Support to design of the pilot cash transfer.
                                                      • Support to awareness raising and consultation on
                                                        cash transfers.

2. 7. PEAP Pillar 5 human • White Paper chapter 6: Investing in People including by: supporting international efforts, led by UNAIDS, to achieve the goal of
resources development –     universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention programmes, treatment, care and support by 2010; and supporting access to
                            sexual and reproductive health services and rights, especially for girls and women.
HIV/AIDS.
                          • PSA target 1: Progress towards the MDGs in 16 key countries in Africa (including Uganda), demonstrated by a reduction in the
                                        proportion of 15-24 year old pregnant women with HIV.
Reduced HIV/AIDS infection and prevalence rates.
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• Reduced HIV prevalence rate from 6.2% to     • Production and agreement of a 2006-2010 National         • Progress against prioritised National Strategic Plan targets
  5%.                                            Strategic Plan.                                            for universal access.
• On path to achieve universal access to       • Policy and strategies for prevention fully integrated    • Civil society and the private sector working closely to
  reproductive health care by 2015.              into National Strategic Plan.                              support the AIDS response through delivery of services.
• Effective capacity of Ugandan organisation   • Effective UN joint planning and programming for          • Uganda AIDS Commission and the Partnership Committee
  to take forward the AIDS response.             support to the AIDS response established.                  coordinating implementation of the National Strategic Plan.
• Improved coverage and delivery of services   • Support for the implementation of National Strategic     • Support to the Uganda AIDS Commission planned for within
  by civil society.                              Plan agreed among development partners.                    Medium Term Expenditure Framework.
                                               • The high volume of external resources channelled to      • Civil Society actions integrated with district plans.
                                                 support Uganda’s fight against HIV/AIDS is
                                                 coordinated and provided in accordance with the
                                                 National Strategic Plan.
       DFID KEY OBJECTIVES                               Year 1 Milestones (2006/07)                                   Year 2 Milestones (2007/08)
• Enhance co-ordination of the AIDS            Outputs                                                    Outputs
  response by Uganda AIDS Commission           • Coherent development partner support for the             • Global Task Team recommendations met in country and
  and the Partnership Committee in order to       development of the national strategic plan.                National Strategic Plan supported by joint UN agencies
  develop, implement and monitor the 2nd       • Global Fund agree to use the emerging civil society         AIDS programme.
  National Strategic Plan.                        basket fund for supporting civil society.               • Improved co-ordination and implementation of multi-sector
• Develop and implement an evidence based      • Uganda AIDS commission and development partners             HIV/AIDS activities in support of the PEAP and National
  prevention strategy.                            agree policy on how to coordinate support for civil        Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDs.
• Develop and implement a joint UN                society at national and district level.                 • Predictable and sufficient allocation of resources in Uganda
  programme of support for the AIDS            • UN agencies begin process of agreeing joint donor           to tackle the AIDS epidemic.
  response.                                       support for a joined up UN approach.                    • Coordinated joint donor funding of the civil society response
• Improve coverage and delivery of services    • Prevention strategy informing national strategic plan.      aligned with the national plan and including community and
  by civil society.                            Processes                                                     national level civil society.
• Develop and use effective information and    • DFID funds and technical assistance used for the         • UN agencies agree on added value and coherently support
  knowledge to improve policy and practice.      development of the National Strategic Plan.                 government and civil society.
                                               • DFID and other development partners providing funds      • Key research agreed with government and filling
                                                 to a joint UN approach taking forward                       information gap to inform policy and action.
                                                 recommendations made by the Global Task Team.            Processes
                                               • DFID and other development partners funding a            • Support to civil society provided through the agreed multi-
                                                 mechanism for harmonised support of civil society.         donor support mechanism.
                                               • Advisory support to help Ministry of Finance Planning    • Multi donor support for joint UN response in place and
                                                 and Economic Development to align Global Fund              funded by DFID.




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Programmes to existing national planning and   • Agreement with stakeholders on medium term ways for
budgeting processes.                             working to support the AIDS response through PRBS and
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3.    DELIVERY PLAN

3.1    We will regularly review how effectively we: deliver development
results; manage our external relations; manage our human and financial
resources; and successfully build capacity for the future delivery of our
programme. The Management Framework which we will use to measure
success in this context is set out in section 4.

3.2    A key aspect of the way in which we will deliver DFID’s programme in
Uganda will be our commitment to the achievement of the harmonisation
targets set in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. We will be more
selective (through the donor division of labour exercise now underway) and
we will work closely with our development partners in sector working groups,
and through co-ordinated programming and pooled financing mechanisms.
We will aim to signal our interest to provide long term predictable aid to
Uganda through the agreement of a 10 year partnership agreement in
2007/08.

3.3    We will ensure value for money in project delivery, timely
implementation of our programmes and successful achievement of
programme and project purpose statements. Programmes and projects will
be regularly reviewed for their likely success and corrective action taken to
secure success when necessary. We will, in discussion with others, update
our fiduciary risk assessment annually.

3.4    Information on what DFID Uganda does will be made available to the
public on the external website. We have developed a communication strategy,
which seeks to increase awareness of DFID Uganda’s mandate and work in
Uganda, and to use communication to help deliver development outcomes.
Key partners - the government, civil society and the media, other development
partners and the UN family – will be regularly updated on our programmes.

3.5    We will further strengthen our working relationship with the British High
Commission in Kampala using the opportunities provided by co-location
(which will take place at the end of 2007). We will identify areas where
services can be shared to reduce administrative costs. New internal electronic
information management systems will be fully exploited to ensure effective
financial and programme management.

3.6    We will regularly examine how we are working to ensure the office
systems, strategies, and culture satisfy corporate requirements (including the
Investors in People standard). Development of staff to help meet our
objectives will be a high priority. We will make greater use of local expertise
by increased contracting of local consultants and by increased use of staff
appointed in country in policy and programming work. We will invite internal
audit to include a health check of DFID Uganda systems in their work
programme over the next two years.

3.7   Over the last year DFID Uganda has restructured and staffing has
reduced. Co-location with the British High commission, increased donor


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harmonisation and growth of the budget support share of our aid framework
will create opportunities for further staff reduction. DFID Uganda’s staff
numbers will be 40.2 by the end of 2007/08. This includes 20.2 posts
dedicated to programme management, 18 assigned to office administration
and the Head of Office and a personal assistant. Our staffing plan will be
reviewed again at the beginning of 2008 to ensure that we contribute
effectively to DFID wide productivity improvements and are resourced to meet
changing needs and circumstances.

3.8   While we perceive no significant risks to delivery of our overall financial
framework, there are risks that could have an impact on the way we work and
the aid instruments we use. These programme delivery risks are divided
between:

• factors that could undermine DFID Uganda’s capacity to operate such as,
  security threats and ill health (for example as a result of HIV/AIDS and avian
  flu); and

• risks that could directly affect the implementation and success of our
  programme including Uganda’s political environment, corruption, the
  continuing conflict in northern Uganda, and the government’s poverty focus.

3.9   In order to manage the risks that could influence operational capacity
we have in place a policy on AIDS at work that has increased awareness
among staff and provides practical support when needed. We also have in
place an Avian flu contingency plan. Security risks will fall significantly when
we move to new purpose built offices in the British High Commission
compound in 2007.

3.10 The management of risks that could directly affect the implementation
and success of our programme is discussed in detail in the UJAS (pages 27 to
29). The range of instruments we plan to maintain in our programme in
Uganda provide the flexibility required to respond to changing circumstances.
The following paragraphs update the risk environment as of the end of 2006.

Update on risk environment.

3.11 In July 2006 the final report of the European Union election observers
was released confirming their preliminary assessment that although a level
playing field was not established before the elections in February, voting was
generally peaceful, well administered, transparent and competitive. The new
multi-party parliament is now fully operational. A shadow cabinet has been
appointed and the leader of the opposition has been given Ministerial
privileges including an office. The opposition is chairing some of the key
oversight committees.        Development partners will support stronger
democratisation in Uganda through a deepening democracy programme to
which DFID will make a major contribution. We will closely monitor the
continuing trial of the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change, Dr Kizza
Besigye, with other donors. DFID is pressing for inclusion of stronger political
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3.12 Perceptions of the degree of corruption in Uganda have recently
improved. The 2006 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index
reports an improved score for Uganda relative to 2005 and a higher position in
the Index league table (up from 117th to 105th position). President Museveni
made commitments to address the corruption problem in his 2006 election
manifesto and three Health Ministers directly implicated in the
mismanagement and misappropriation of Global Fund resources were not
reappointed in his new administration. But so far there has been little
administrative or legal action to demonstrate a stronger stance. While the
institutional and legislative framework to address corruption is largely in place
anti-corruption agencies remain weak, under resourced and poorly co-
ordinated. DFID in collaboration with other partners plans continued significant
support to addressing these institutional weaknesses.

3.13 The peace process that commenced in Juba in mid 2006, although still
fragile, provides some prospect that the conflict in northern Uganda, which
has lasted for 20 years, may soon end. Security in northern Uganda has
improved significantly through 2006. Extremely large numbers of people still
live in camps for the internally displaced but towards the end of the 2006
some started to return home and this process will accelerate if the peace
negotiations are successful. Humanitarian assistance on a large scale will still
be required through 2007 and perhaps 2008 but increasingly over time it
should be possible to channel resources towards recovery and reconstruction.
If the peace process is not successful the scale of humanitarian needs will not
subside and recovery and reconstruction efforts will continue to be severely
restricted. But the relatively narrow geographical extent of the conflict would
mean that other parts of DFID’s programme in Uganda would remain largely
unaffected. We will continue to support conflict negotiation processes through
the Africa Conflict Programme Pool.

3.14 Uganda has made substantial progress in increasing the allocation of
budget resources for poverty related expenditure. A strong budget process in
which development partners actively participate provides the basis for
expenditure prioritisation. Recent concerns about the poverty focus of budget
allocations have focused in particular around the issue of growing public
administration expenditure. The government has made a commitment to
prepare a plan for greater public administration expenditure control. The
Annual PEAP Implementation Review should further strengthen the linkage
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4      MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK


4.1. Delivering development results
Objectives.            Indicators.
1. DFID Uganda         •   10 year partnership agreement with government put in place in
delivers its               20007/08.
programme in a way     •   PRBS disbursement made as part of multi-donor operation and
that is consistent         increased to 60 % of our aid framework.
with the Paris         •   All DFID Uganda activities are aligned with the UJAS, agreed in
Declaration on aid         sector working groups and progress against harmonisation targets
effectiveness and          is consistent with the UJAS.
ensures the            •   UJAS Division of Labour recommendations implemented.
achievement of         •   Non PRBS support uses programmatic approaches and avoids use
project and                of project management units.
programme purpose      •   Projects integrated into sector ceilings and the Medium Term
statements.                Expenditure Framework.
                       •   Actively participating in relevant sector working groups and meeting
                           agreed leadership responsibilities.
                       •   All support to UN provided in line with the UN Development
                           Assistance Framework, the Cluster Approach and wider
                           agreements reached on UN reform in country.
                       •   Evidence of improvements in coordination and joint donor working
                           on humanitarian assistance, recovery planning and for the Juba
                           Peace Process.
                       •   All programmes scoring 3 or more during implementation are
                           revised and necessary action taken to improve results or close the
                           project if project purpose is unachievable.
                       •   100% of project scoring and project completion report entries on
                           electronic database completed on time for each financial year.
2. A clear poverty     •   DFID Uganda actively works with Government of Uganda to ensure
focus and effective        that the PEAP remains the central policy framework, that its poverty
mainstreaming of           focus is maintained, and that cross-cutting concerns are
gender and                 mainstreamed adequately.
HIV/AIDS concerns      •   Poverty Action Fund expenditures aligned with PEAP priorities.
throughout the         •   All DFID Uganda programmes demonstrate a clear poverty focus
programme is               and take gender and HIV/AIDS into account in design,
ensured.                   implementation and monitoring.
                       •   DFID Uganda staff directly aware of issues affecting the poor as a
                           result of field visits.
                       •   Quantitative and qualitative evidence on poverty and its dynamics
                           used to inform programme decisions.

4.2. Managing external relations
Objectives.            Indicators
3. DFID’s reputation   •   Up to date and informative website that includes information on all
in Uganda and UK is        programmes, reviews and reports.
enhanced through       •   Freedom of Information and corporate information requirements
effective                  met.
communication and
by promoting the
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DFID Uganda’s
programme.
4. Effective             •   Integration and prioritisation of communications in all DFID Uganda
communications to            programmes.
help deliver             •   Increased media publicity of aid effectiveness.
programme
outcomes is
ensured.

5. Effective joint       •   DFID Uganda and British High Commission jointly agreed
approach within              approaches to PRBS, political governance and conflict reduction.
DFID and between         •   DFID Uganda and British High Commission sharing resources
DFID, the Foreign            when DFID Uganda office established beside the High Commission
and Commonwealth             (end of 2007).
Office and other UK
Government
departments is
ensured.

4.3. Managing human and financial resources
Objectives               Indicators
6. Office systems,       • Staff Learning and Development Plan in place and updated
strategies and              regularly.
culture demonstrate      • DFID Uganda prepares office specific People Strategy in 2007.
best HR practice         • DFID Uganda achieves year-on-year improvement in DFID
and continually             Management Survey results and Uganda meets new Investors in
improve the way             People standard.
DFID Uganda              • Effective internal communication to inform decision making, practice
manages and                 and programme understanding amongst staff at all levels.
develops its people.     • Maximum use of local knowledge and expertise (both Staff
                            appointed in-country and external consultants) particularly in
                            relation to engagement on policy development and the influencing
                            agenda.
                         • Corporate requirements on performance management are met
                            within deadlines.
7. Staffing meets        • Staff numbers reflect agreed corporate headcount targets by March
business needs.             2008.
                         • Staffing reviewed again in 2008.
                         • Long-term planning of staffing needs ensures appropriate skills mix
                            and responds to corporate requirements as well as programme
                            needs.

8. Effective financial   •   Expenditure patterns for programme and administration executed
management is                as planned and final outturn to be 95% of Finstats 3 forecasts.
ensured.                 •   Effective planning, budgeting and forecasting in place and full
                             compliance with DFID corporate requirements and deadlines.
                         •   Robust financial control systems in places to ensure value for
                             money and minimisation of risks, in line with DFID audit
                             requirements. Satisfactory Internal Audit Department health check
                             in 2007/08 or 2008/09 (depending upon Internal audit’s
                             programme).
                         •   Effective introduction of corporate systems changes for information
                             management. Effective functioning electronic information retrieval


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                             system (EDRM). Effective Programme and Financial data
                             management systems (ARIES) in place and updated.
9. Effective risk        •   Alternative funding scenarios based on ratio of PRBS/non-PRBS
management and               analysed and updated regularly.
contingency              •   In year major programme funding decisions taken no later than
planning for                 December each year.
alternative funding
scenarios is in place.

4.5. Building for the future
Objectives.              Indicators
10. A safe and           • Relocate DFID Uganda to a new purpose built secure office beside
healthy working             the British High Commission by the end of 2007.
environment for          • New build includes energy efficiency features and is carbon neutral.
DFID Uganda staff is
ensured.

11. Effective            •   Learning and development improves the performance of DFID
learning and                 Uganda and the way staff are managed and developed.
development for all      •   Learning and development committee effectively guiding and
staff which meets            evaluating our Learning and Development Plan.
individual, team and     •   Evaluation of learning and development planned, implemented and
organisational               reviewed to ensure continuous improvement.
objectives is
ensured.




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