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					Country Profile - Uganda




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please comment on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  importance of this data point to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the research questions. How does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   this data point relate to public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ICT access? What are the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                possible interpretations of this fact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with respect to public ICT access?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What is the context around this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fact that leads to a deeper
                                                                                                                                                                                How accurate is this                                                             understanding of the local public
                                                                                                                                                                                data point, based on                                                            ICT landscape? (Please comment
                                                                                                                                                                                    your team's      Optional: Please comment on the What is the importance          only on data points that are
                                                                                                                                                                                knowledge? (Highly accuracy of this data point (e.g., of this data point to our     relevant to public ICT access          Optional: Please
                                                                                                                                                                                Accurate, Somewhat    more accurate or more current        central research     based on your knowledge. For all         provide notes on data
                                                                                                                                                                                   Accurate, Not         data points and sources,         questions? (High,          other fields please type "no         point analysis (e.g.,
# Question                             Definition                         Source                    Data                                                                             Accurate)        explanation of accuracy rating)       Medium, Low)                     comment".)                         sources)
Geography
   Size of the country (total km^2)    area (km^2)                        2007 CIA World Factbook   236,040                                                                                           According to 2007 Statistical       Low
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Abstract, Uganda National
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bureau of Statistics and The
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2002 Uganda population and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Housing Census main report, the                                                                   2007 Statistical
                                                                                                                                                                                                      size of the country is 241,551 sq.                                                                Abstract, Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                      kms and 241,500 sq. kms                                                                           National Bureau of
1                                                                                                                                                                               Somewhat Accurate     respectively                                               No Comment                             Statistics
2   Size of the country (land)         area (km^2)                        2007 CIA World Factbook   199,710                                                                                                                               Low                                                           State of Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The same books indicate the size                                                                  report for Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                Highly Accurate       of land as 199,807.4 sq. kms                               No Comment                             2004/2005
3   Size of the country (water)        area (km^2)                        2007 CIA World Factbook   36,330                                                                                                                                Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2007 Statistical Abstract,                                                                        2007 Statistical
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Uganda National Bureau of                                                                         Abstract, Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Statistics indicate 41,743.2 sq.                                                                  National Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                Not Accurate          kms as open water and swamps
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The 2007 Statistical Abstract                              No comment                             Statistics
4   Physical features of the country   description                        2007 CIA World Factbook                                                                                                     however, describes Uganda's         Low
                                                                                                                                                                                                      physical features; morphology
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and relief, as most of it forming
                                                                                                                                                                                                      part of the interior plateau of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      African continent. Uganda is
                                                                                                                                                                                                      characterised by flat topped hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the central, western and eastern
                                                                                                                                                                                                      parts of the country. The rise of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the plateau in the eastern and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      western parts of the country is
                                                                                                                                                                                                      represented by spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                                                      mountain topography located
                                                                                                                                                                                                      along the boarders. For example,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Rwenzori mountains and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mufumbiras volcanoes in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      west and Mount Elgon, Mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Moroto, Mount Murungole and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      mount Timu in the east. On the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      straigthline alignment, mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Otce in Moyo district is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      highest point from the Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                      boarder up to Cairo, Egypt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Uganda has six lakes; victoria,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Albert, Edward, George,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salisbury [Bisina] and Kyoga and                                                                  2007 Statistical
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kwania, of which the deepest is                                                                   Abstract, Uganda
                                                                                                    Mostly plateau with rim of mountains . lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m                            Edward 117m and the lowest is                                                                     National Bureau of
                                                                                                    highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m                      Highly Accurate      George 3m. Lake victoria covers                            No Comment                             Statistics, July 2007
5   Labels for primary                 (e.g. state or province, county,   2007 CIA World Factbook   56 districts: Adjumani; Apac; Arua; Bugiri; Bundibugyo; Bushenyi; Busia;                                                              High
    political/geographic divisions     district)                                                    Gulu; Hoima; Iganga; Jinja; Kabale; Kabarole; Kaberamaido; Kalangala;
                                                                                                    Kampala; Kamuli; Kamwenge; Kanungu; Kapchorwa; Kasese; Katakwi;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The total number of districts is
                                                                                                    Kayunga; Kibale; Kiboga; Kisoro; Kitgum; Kotido; Kumi; Kyenjojo; Lira;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      80 as of 5th November, 2007
                                                                                                    Luwero; Masaka; Masindi; Mayuge; Mbale; Mbarara; Moroto; Moyo; Mpigi;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      "Analysis of Voters' Population
                                                                                                    Mubende; Mukono; Nakapiripirit; Nakasongola; Nebbi; Ntungamo; Pader;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      by Districts- The Electoral
                                                                                                    Pallisa; Rakai; Rukungiri; Sembabule; Sironko; Soroti; Tororo; Wakiso;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Commission-Uganda." In
                                                                                                    Yumbe
                                                                                                                                                                                                      addition to the existing list,
                                                                                                    note: as of a July 2005, 13 new districts were reportedly added bringing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      excluding Kabingo district which
                                                                                                    total up to 69; the new districts are Amolatar; Amuria; Budaka; Butaleja;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      doesn't exist; twelve other
                                                                                                    Ibanda; Kaabong; Kabingo; Kaliro; Kiruhura; Koboko; Manafwa; Mityana;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      districts were added, they include;                        The degree of decentralization of
                                                                                                    Nakaseke; a total of ten more districts are in the process of being added
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Abim; Amuru; Bududa; Bukedea;                              power increases the level of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bukwo; Buliisa; Dokolo;                                    establishment of PAC as guided by
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Isingiro; Lyantonde;                                       the National Libraries Act and the
                                                                                                                                                                                Highly Accurate       Namutumba; Nyadri and Oyam.                                UCC, RCDF policy guidelines.           source?


                                                                                                                                           Uganda Form 2 Page 1
6   Top 5 largest cities by population    total population per city (2007 est.)                                  Kampala, 1.5; Gulu, 0.2; Lira, 0.1; Jinja, 0.1; Mbarara, 0.09; Mukono, 0.09;                                                                 High
    (millions)                                                                                                   Mbale, 0.08; Kasese, 0.08; Kitgum, 0.07; Njeru, 0.07                                                    2002 Uganda Population and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Housing Census indicates                    The data point is key in resolving the   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         population figures of each town             PAC access and usage differences by      Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Uganda having diferent growth            changing strength of urbanization. It    Census-Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         rates. Kampala, 1.18, Mbarara               is the seggretation point for the        Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1.08; Wakiso 0.9; Arua 0.83;                transition between urban-rural PAC       Statistics, Kampala,
                                                                                  World Gazetteer                                                                                                    Not Accurate        Mukono 0.79                                 access and Usage difference.             Uganda. March, 2005
7   National political map                map                                     University of Texas Archives   See worksheet "Figures_Charts"                                                                          N/a                                         N/a                                      N/a
8   National terrain map                  map                                     University of Texas Archives   See worksheet "Figures_Charts"                                                                          N/a                                         N/a                                      N/a

Political Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         According to
1 Overview of country’s political system description                              Economist Intelligence Unit    Uganda is a unitary republic. The President, currently Yoweri Museveni, is                                                                 Low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         http://www.parliament.go.ug,
                                                                                                                 the head of state and is elected for a five year term. The parliament consists of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         there are 332 members of
                                                                                                                 309 members, 215 of which are elected by universal suffrage; the remainder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         parliament of whom 230
                                                                                                                 represent special interest groups, including the army, women, workers, youth,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         members are elected by universal                                                     http://www.parliament.g
                                                                                                                 and the disabled.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Not Accurate        sufrage. The rest are                       No comment                               o.ug
2   Overview of country’s government      description                             Economist Intelligence Unit    The main political organizations are as follows: The National Resistance                                The main political organizations Low
    structures                                                                                                   Movement (NRM) dominates the political scene, and has a large                                           are the ones stated but the
                                                                                                                 parliamentary majority; the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) emerged                                   government structure is made up
                                                                                                                 from within the NRM and is now the largest opposition party; the main                                   of the executive, judiciary and
                                                                                                                 traditional political parties, the Democratic Party (DP) and the Uganda                                 legislature. The last two are left
                                                                                                                 People's Congress (UPC), have declined into near-obscurity.                                             out thus the low accuracy. There                                                     Constitution of Uganda,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Somewhat Accurate   is no mention of the actual                 No comment                               2005
3   Total annual revenues for national    2006 revenues (billions of US$)         2007 CIA World Factbook        1.758                                                                                                                                      High
    government (billions US $)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The national monetary performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         According to the Ugandan                    determines government ability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Budget 2007/8 the figure is put at          invest in infrastructure like PACs       National Budget report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1.566                                       currently and in future.                 2007/8
4   Total annual expenditures for national 2006 expenditures (billions of US$)    2007 CIA World Factbook        1.984                                                                                                                                        High
    government (billions US $)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The national monetary performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         According to the Ugandan                    determines government ability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Budget 2007/8 the figure is put at          invest in infrastructure like PACs       National Budget report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.606                                       currently and in future.                 2007/8

Demographics
1 Total population                        number of people (millions) (2006)      WB                                                                                                         29.9                        According to 2007 Statistical        High   Reflects the total number of people      2007 Statistical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Abstract, Uganda National                   on which strategies for PAC ICT          Abstract, Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bureau of Statistics projected              intervention is based. It is also the    National Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         figures indicate 28.2 millions              basis of data interpretation and         Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     analysis of the present layout of the    Uganda. June, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Not Accurate                                                    PACs.
2   % population non-urban                %                                       UNSTATS                                                                                                      88                                                             High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     It reflects the populace that live in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the country side, whose benefit in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     town infrastructure deployment is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     minimal and who are economically         Uganda National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     vulnerable to access information on      Household Survey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Uganda National Housing                 their own. They are the real             2005/2006, Report on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Survey 2006/2006 indicate rates             justification of current and future      Socio-economic module,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for non Urban Population as                 deployment of PACs led by                Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Somewhat Accurate   86.7%                                       govenment policy or interventions.       Statistics. Dec, 2006
3   % population urban                    %                                       UNSTATS                                                                                                      12                                                             High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     It reflects the populace that lives in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     urban regions, whose benefit in town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     infrastructure deployment is high and    Uganda National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     who are retatively economically          Household Survey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     affluent that they access information    2005/2006, Report on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The rate for urban population is            on their own. They seggregate the        Socio-economic module,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         13.3% by Uganda National                    kinds and the content of the urban       Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Somewhat Accurate   Housing Survey 2005/2006                    and rural users.                         Statistics. Dec, 2006




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4   Population breakdown by age        number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook   0-14 years: 50.2% (male 7,646,619/female 7,538,137)                                                                 High
                                                                                                15-64 years: 47.6% (male 7,231,196/female 7,185,058)
                                                                                                65 years and over: 2.2% (male 281,317/female 380,283)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Projected population breakdown
                                                                                                                                                                                 by age 2005/2006, indicate 0-14
                                                                                                                                                                                 years: 50.7% [ male
                                                                                                                                                                                 6,027,394/female 6,027,232], 15-
                                                                                                                                                                                 64 years: 46.2% [male
                                                                                                                                                                                 5,542,444/female 6,107,740], 65
                                                                                                                                                                                 years and above 3.1% [ males
                                                                                                                                                                                 359,965/female 377,309]. Note:
                                                                                                                                                                                 Though the percentages given are
                                                                                                                                                                                 for 2005/2006 projections, the
                                                                                                                                                                                 population figures indicated are                                                  2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                 for 2002/3 census report; we              The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                 have not come across                      interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                 disagregated data based on                usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                 gender for 2005/2006 or 2007              The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                                                 projected years.                          to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
5   % of Population 0-14 years old     % of population (2007 est.)    2007 CIA World Factbook   50.20%                                                                                                              High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                           50.70%            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
6   number of males 0-14 years old     number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook   7,646,619                                                                                                           High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                        6,027,394            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
7   number of females 0-14 years old   number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook   7,538,137                                                                                                           High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                        6,027,232            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
8   % of Population 15-64 years old    % of population (2007 est.)    2007 CIA World Factbook   47.60%                                                                                                              High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                           46.20%            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
9   number of males 15-64 years old    number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook   7,231,196                                                                                                           High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                        5,542,444            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
10 number of females 15-64 years old   number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook   7,185,058                                                                                                           High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                        6,107,740            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
11 % of Population 65 and older        % of population (2007 est.)    2007 CIA World Factbook   2.20%                                                                                                               High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                            3.10%            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005
12 number of males 65 and older        number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook   281,317                                                                                                             High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The data point is the basis of          Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interpretaion of equitable access and   Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           usage of PACs currently in Uganda.      Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The skewness of the impact can also     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                             Somewhat Accurate                          359,965            to derive from this segregation.        Uganda. March, 2005




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13 number of females 0-14 years old       number of people (2007 est.)   2007 CIA World Factbook       380,283                                                                                                                                     High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The data point is the basis of           Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            interpretaion of equitable access and    Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            usage of PACs currently in Uganda.       Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The skewness of the impact can also      Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Somewhat Accurate                             377,309              to derive from this segregation.         Uganda. March, 2005
14 Population pyramid by age and sex      2007                           US Census Bureau              See worksheet "Figures_Charts"
15 % total population of each ethnicity   for each group >1% of total    2007 CIA World Factbook       Baganda 16.9%; Banyakole 9.5%; Basoga 8.4%; Bakiga 6.9%; Iteso 6.4%;                                                                        High
                                          population (2000 Census)                                     Langi 6.1%; Acholi 4.7%; Bagisu 4.6%; Lugbara 4.2%; Bunyoro 2.7%;
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The 2002 Population and
                                                                                                       other 29.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Housing Census, indicates all
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ethnic groups in Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             including their populations. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                             country conducts census every
                                                                                                                                                                                                             after 10 years, and the last was in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2002. The ethnic groupings and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             population is; Baganda 17.3%;                  The data point splits the influence of   2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Banyankore 9.8%; Basoga 8.6%;                  culture to access and usage of ICTs      Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bakiga 7.0%; Iteso 6.6%; Langi                 and public access venues. It also        Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             6.2%; Acholi 4.8%; Bagisu                      explains the commonalities and           Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             4.7%; Lugbar 4.3%; Other                       difference in shared information and     Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Somewhat Accurate   Ugandans 30.7%                                 content in PAC across the country.       Uganda. March, 2005
16 Languages spoken                       for each group >1% of total    2007 CIA World Factbook       English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of                                                             Medium
                                          population (2000 Census)                                     law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda
                                                                                                       (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native                                  Luganda is the most commonly
                                                                                                       language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-                       spoken language in the country                 This data point will be the measure
                                                                                                       Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages; Swahili; Arabic                                              followed by Runyankore and                     of the appropriateness of the connect
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lusoga. Despite that English and               currently available in PAC against
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Swahili are officially considered              access and usage of the services
                                                                                                                                                                                                             as first languages people speak                especially when focused to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Highly Accurate     their ethnic languages.                        language of focus.
17 Description of population speaking     Description                    Economist Intelligence Unit                                                                                                                                               High
   each language


                                                                                                                                                                                                             As described in the 2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Population and Housing Census,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             all ethnic groups and their
                                                                                                                                                                                                             population highlighted. Baganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             4,126,370m the language is
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Luganda; Banyankore
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2,330,212m Runyankore; Basoga
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2,062,920m Lusoga; Bakiga
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1,679,519m Rukiga; Iteso
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1,568,763m Ateso; Langi
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1,485,437m Lango; Acholi
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1,145,357m Acholi, combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Langi and Acholi they speak Luo
                                                                                                                                                                                                             language; Bagisu 1,117,661m
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lumasaba; Lugbar 1,022,240m
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lugwara and Other Ugandans                     This data point will be the measure      2002 Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             7,340,257m. Other Ugandans                     of the appropriateness of the connect    Population and Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                             include, the rest of the ethnic                currently available in PAC against       Census, Main Report,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             groups and Ugandans having no                  access and usage of the services         Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             attachment to any ethnic group in              especially when focused to the           Statistics, Kampala-
                                                                                                       English; Swahili; Luganda; other local and tribal languages                       Somewhat Accurate   the country.                                   language of focus.                       Uganda. March, 2005

Economy
1 Current GDP (Absolute)                  Billion US$                    Economist Intelligence Unit   9.0 (OER)                                                                                                                            Medium                                                   Uganda National House
                                                                                                                                                                                                             According to Uganda Bureau of                                                           hold survey 2005/6
                                                                                                                                                                                         Not Accurate        Statistics it is 11.5                          No comment                               UBOS
2   Real GDP growth in last year          %                              Economist Intelligence Unit   6                                                                                                     According to the budget        Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                             presented by the Ministry of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             finance for the Financial year                                                          Ministry of Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2007/2008, the real GDP growth                                                          budget estimates for
                                                                                                                                                                                         Somewhat Accurate   is 6.5                                         No comment                               2007/2008
3   Consumer price inflation rate         %                              Economist Intelligence Unit   5.7                                                                                                                                  Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                             According to the Uganda Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of statistics as of year ended                                                          Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             December 2007, the GDP growth                                                           Statistics, 68th issue
                                                                                                                                                                                         Somewhat Accurate   rate is estimated at 4.9%                      No comment                               First quarter 2007/2008
4   Economic highlights from EIU                                         Economist Intelligence Unit   Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular                                                           Low
    (paragraph from EIU)                                                                               rainfall, and sizeable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has
                                                                                                       largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. Agriculture is the
                                                                                                       most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work
                                                                                                       force, with coffee the primary export. Uganda trades primarily with other
                                                                                                       African nations, but does trade with many states in the European Nation
                                                                                                       including France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.                                                                                                                                      Uganda National House
                                                                                                                                                                                                             According to Uganda National                                                            hold survey 2005/6
                                                                                                                                                                                         Highly Accurate     House hold survey 2005/6 UBOS                  No comment                               UBOS


                                                                                                                                                 Uganda Form 2 Page 4
5   Economic Policy (first paragraph form Description                            Economist Intelligence Unit   The government programme known as Bona Bagaggawale (prosperity for all)                                                                    High
    EIU)                                                                                                       has encountered a number of problems. Bona Bagaggawale is an important
                                                                                                               policy initiative, with the linked goals of reducing levels of rural poverty and
                                                                                                               promoting economic growth by drawing subsistence farmers into the market
                                                                                                               economy through membership of co-operatives. Given the continued
                                                                                                               dominance of the agricultural sector in Uganda's economy, and the size of the
                                                                                                               informal sector within it, it is crucially important that the initiative should
                                                                                                               succeed. Bona Bagaggawale was part of the election manifesto of the
                                                                                                               president, Yoweri Museveni, in 2006 and his personal authority is firmly
                                                                                                               behind the initiative. To raise its profile with the public, the programme has
                                                                                                               even had three official launches: one by the minister for microfinance, Salim
                                                                                                               Saleh; one by the vice-president, Gilbert Bukenya, who is responsible for
                                                                                                               spearheading the programme; and one by the president himself. However, it
                                                                                                               has become apparent that many of those who rushed to join a savings and
                                                                                                               credit co-operative (Sacco), so that they could benefit from the programme,
                                                                                                               have been acting under a misapprehension that money would be available in                            Accroding the government
                                                                                                               the form of cash grants. This was possibly because of the announcement in                            documentation the prosperity for
                                                                                                               this year's budget that NUSh10bn (US$5.9m) had been allocated for it.                                all is seen as a program which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    emerged from from Musevens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    presidential campaigns.                      No comment
6   Current GNI per capita                GNI per capita, Atlas method (current World Bank                                                                                                  0.3                     According to the Uganda bureau Medium                                              Key Economic
                                          US$ in thousands) (2006)                                                                                                                                                  of statistics (UBOS), the GNI is                                                   Indicators; 65th Issue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Highly Accurate   US$ 0.27                                     No comment                            third quarter 2006/7
7   Current % of population living below % living below national poverty line                                                                                                             37.7                                                       High
    national pov. line                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           It reflect the population of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UBOS puts the percentage at                  country that will afford to access and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31.1% as of 2005/2006 Uganda                 use PAC services for a fee. However,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    National Housing survey whoch                in many case the line is placed too    Key Economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    is among the latest records they             low that the % does not represent the Indicators; 65th Issue,
                                                                                 UNDP                                                                                                             Not Accurate      have                                         real purchasing population.            third quarter 2006/7
8   Current % of population living below % living below $2 /day                                                n/a
    $2/day                                                                       UNDP
9   Current % of population below        Below national poverty line (2001)      Country Website               n/a                                                                                                                                        High
    national poverty line by region                                                                                                                                                                                 Uganda National Housing Survey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    reportproduced by the Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bureau of Statistics 2005/06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    page 60 but I can't insert table.            No comment
10 Gini coefficient                       A value of 0 represents perfect                                                                                                                   43
                                          equality, and a value of 100 perfect
                                          inequality (2006)                      UNDP                                                                                                                               n/a                                          n/a                                   n/a
11 Current % of unemployed population     of people ages 15-64                                                                                                                              3.2                                                           High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What we ought to know is whereas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the umemployment rate is low, still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 people can not access ICT services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 because most of them engage in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 activities because they are poor. So
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 whether they earn less than one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Uganda National Housing Survey               dollar a day meaning they can barely Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    report produced by the Uganda                afford essentials, still the survey  Statistics, 68th issue
                                                                                 World Bank                                                                                                       Highly Accurate   Bureau of Statistics puts it at 3.1          indicates that they are employed     First quarter 2007/2008

Education
1 Total enrollment in primary education The ratio of enrolled children of the                                  n/a                                                                                                                                        High                                          Uganda National
                                        official age for primary school to the                                                                                                                                      Uganda National Household                                                           Household Survey
                                        total population of that age. (2004)                                                                                                                                        Survey 2005/2006 Report on the                                                      2005/2006 Report on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    socio-economic module, Uganda                The data point is relevant in the      the socio-economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    National Bureau of Statistics,               analysis of the potential of PAC       module, Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kampala-Uganda. December,                    growth in the country. It represents National Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2006, Planning Unit, Ministry of             the population margin that is literate Statistics, Kampal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education and Sports the                     especially under effective grade       Uganda. December,
                                                                                 UNDP                                                                                                                               computered ratio is 0.91.                    education.                             2006
2   National literacy rate                A person is literate who can, with                                                                                                              68.9                                                            High                                        Uganda National
                                          understanding, both read and write a                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Household Survey
                                          short simple statement on his or her                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2005/2006 Report on
                                          everyday life. % of population ages                                                                                                                                       The Uganda National Household                Indicates whether the level of       the socio-economic
                                          15+. (2000-2004)                                                                                                                                                          Survey 2005/2006 report, a                   education influences adaption to ICT module, Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    literate is one who completes                tools and usage. The data point      National Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    primary school and above. i.e.               provides the analysis bases for the  Statistics, Kampal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    aged 10 years + and it puts the              ability to put to use of PACs by the Uganda. December,
                                                                                 UNESCO                                                                                                           Highly Accurate   figure at 69%                                population.                          2006




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ICT Infrastructure
1 National electrification rate           The number of people with               World Energy Outlook              8.90%                                                                                           High                                            The Uganda Bureau of
                                          electricity access as a percentage of                                                                                                                                                                                     Statistiocs Website the
                                          total population (only includes                                                                                                                                                  The connection to the national grid      organisation that is
                                          regional averages). (2005)                                                                                                                                                       has biased pressence of ICT points       mandated to provide the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of presence since laternative power is   latest statistical
                                                                                                                                                                              Uganda National Housing Survey               by and large expensive. While PAC        information of the
                                                                                                                                                                              report the national electrification          is said to inclusive divide exists as    country is
                                                                                                                                                          Somewhat Accurate   rate is 10%                                  created by infrastructure deployment.    www.ubos.org
2   Landline coverage                     Main telephone lines per 100            International Telecommunication                                                                                                   High
                                          inhabitants. (2006)                     Union                                                                                       According to the Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                              Communications Commission
                                                                                                                                                                              report on the Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                              Telecommunications Sector
                                                                                                                                                                              Policy Review Policy review
                                                                                                                                                     0.36 Somewhat Accurate   report, it puts the figure at 0.27
3   Cell phone subscriptions              Mobile telephone subscribers per 100 International Telecommunication                                                                                                      High
                                          inhabitants. (2006)                  Union                                                                                                                                       Still from this survey, the Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           region had the highest proportion of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           households with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           electronic equipment whereas the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Northern region had the lowest. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is also true of access to ICTs as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           west has a higher standard of living
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           because it has been relatively stable    Uganda Bureau of
                                                                                                                                                                              Uganda National Housing Survey               while the north has experienced a        Statistics Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                              report of 2005/06 reports that               civil war for the last 20 years which    National Housing
                                                                                                                                                                              17% of the house holds owned                 expalins why economically it is also     survey report
                                                                                                                                                     6.73 Not Accurate        mobile phones                                unstable                                 2005/2006
4   Cell phone cost                       Cost of a 3-minute local call during    International Telecommunication                                                                                                   High
                                          peak hours (US$). (2004)                Union                                                                                                                                    The the data point provides an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           alternative access and usage of ICTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to a wide population of the current.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The deployment of PAC is currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           projected to the replaced the cheap      http://www.ucc.co.ug/U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and wide spread mobile phone             gTelecomsSectorPolicy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           technology - thus analysis of the two    Review_31_Jan_2005.p
                                                                                                                                                     0.67 Highly Accurate                                                  ICT tools should go hand in hand.        df
5   Broadband Cost relative to income       Lowest sampled cost (US$) per 100 World Economic Forum                  5000.00                                                                                                                                         http://www.ucc.co.ug/m
                                            kbits/s as a percentage of monthly                                                                                                                                                                                      arketInfo/marketstatistic
                                            income (GNI) (2006)                                                                                                                                                            For those who own computers in           s.php
6   Internet hosts (per 10,000 inhabitants) The number of computers in an           World Economic Forum            1.00                                                                                            High   their homes, only about 10% have a
                                            economy that are directly linked to the                                                                                                                                        working Internet
                                            worldwide Internet network. This                                                                                                                                               connection, meaning that computers
                                            statistic is based on the country code                                                                                                                                         are not yet used as an aide to
                                            in the host address and thus may not                                                                                                                                           communication and
                                            correspond with the actual physical                                                                                                                                            information access. Among those
                                            location. (2004)                                                                                                                                                               who have Internet connection to their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           homes, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           typical monthly bill is about Shs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           85,000/-. Even if it was not for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           other challenges,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           such a cost puts possession of an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Internet connection to the home out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the reach of of more than 90% of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the population. Low use of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Internet is a result of a combination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of factors: lack of economically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           beneficial content (especially for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rural populations); the inherent low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           bandwidth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and the unsuitability as well as high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cost of the main (mobile) access
                                                                                                                                                                              According to the Uganda                      platform; the
                                                                                                                                                                              Communications Commission                    very limited penetration of the fixed
                                                                                                                                                                              report on the Uganda                         lines that would have provided the
                                                                                                                                                                              Telecommunications Sector                    Internet access
                                                                                                                                                                              Policy Review Policy review                  last mile connection; the still high
                                                                                                                                                          Highly Accurate     report, it puts the figure at                cost of international bandwidth        http://www.ucc.co.ug




                                                                                                                              Uganda Form 2 Page 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Internet Access: Uganda is de facto
7   Total International Internet bandwidth Mbps (2006)                           International Telecommunication                                                                                          High   not using the Internet, and this poses
                                                                                 Union                                                                                                                           the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 greatest challenge to strategy in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 new sector policy: it is economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 suicide to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 permit this situation to continue in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the global knowledge society. Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Internet across the entire country is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 far below what would be expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 often praised policy and regulatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 environment in Uganda. While this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 was not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 addressed directly in any way in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 telecommunications policy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 objectives,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 it is a critical sphere where action is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 required by the government, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 regulator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as well as the private sector. The
                                                                                                                                                                     According to the Uganda                     following issues need to be
                                                                                                                                                                     Communications Commission                   addressed:
                                                                                                                                                                     report on the Uganda                        o The connection of Uganda via
                                                                                                                                                                     Telecommunications Sector                   optical fibre to the global Internet      http://www.ucc.co.ug/U
                                                                                                                                                                     Policy Review Policy review                 backbone. Uganda is “e-landlocked,”       gTelecomsSectorPolicy
                                                                                                                                                                     report, it puts the figure at               without direct access to the              Review_31_Jan_2005.p
                                                                                                                                          133.00 Somewhat Accurate   26.056 MPS                                  international fibre backbone. Until       df
8   International Internet bandwidth per   bit/s (2006)                          International Telecommunication
    inhabitant                                                                   Union                                                      4.45                     n/a                                         n/a                                       n/a
9   Percent of homes with personal         % (2004)                              International Telecommunication                                                                                          High
    computers                                                                    Union                                                                               According to the Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                     Communications Commission
                                                                                                                                                                     report on the Uganda                                                                  http://www.ucc.co.ug/U
                                                                                                                                                                     Telecommunications Sector                                                             gTelecomsSectorPolicy
                                                                                                                                                                     Policy Review Policy review                                                           Review_31_Jan_2005.p
                                                                                                                                            5.50 Somewhat Accurate   report, it puts the figure at 3.5%                                                    df
10 Personal computers per 100              Self-contained computers designed to International Telecommunication                                                      According to the Uganda           High
   inhabitants                             be used by a single individual. (2005) Union                                                                              Communication Commission;
                                                                                                                                                                     Report on the the Uganda                                                              http://www.ucc.co.ug/U
                                                                                                                                                                     Telecommunication Sector policy                                                       gTelecomsSectorPolicy
                                                                                                                                                                     review report, 2005 the figure is                                                     Review_31_Jan_2005.p
                                                                                                                                            1.67 Not Accurate        0.7.                                                                                  df
11 Internet users per 100 inhabitants      People with access to the worldwide   International Telecommunication                                                     The ITU as of their reports of    High
                                           network (2006 data)                   Union                                                                               Spetember 2007 reports that
                                                                                                                                                                     tehre are 750.000 users about
                                                                                                                                                                     2.6% of the population. The one
                                                                                                                                                                     year old ministry of ICT is still
                                                                                                                                                                     untaking the research so we don't
                                                                                                                                            2.51 Highly Accurate     have findings yet                                                                     ITU




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