ADB gives Uganda Shs3 billion

On-going works along the Acholi Lane in Gulu. Policy design and implementation leading to development remains a challenge to most African countries, including Uganda. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO

Kampala. Uganda is among 17 African countries that will introduce a results-based management system to implement its national development plan, according to the African Development Bank.
With $1 million grant (about Shs3 billion) from AfriK4R initiative, a multi-donor programme at the African Development Bank, Uganda is expected to design policies and implement programmes that lead to economic development.

Policy designs and implementation which lead to national development remains a challenge to most African countries despite remarkable economic growth the continent has registered over the last 30 years.
To curb this trend, a new initiative termed African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) has been developed and it is being hosted at the African Development bank headquarters.
Speaking during a workshop in Munyonyo, AfCoP-MfDR operations assistant Comesa region, Ms Jemila Abdulai, said: “AfCoP-MfDR is a multi-donor trust fund of $13.6 million (about Shs40 billion) to help the 17 African countries inclusive of Uganda, and two institutions which includes West Africa Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU) and Comesa to develop a result-oriented country in national development.

Ms Abdulai explained that the AfriK4R framework aims to put new emphasis on moving toward more ownership, results and accountability in countries, building capable and performance-oriented states as well as acting regionally for greater impact.
“In order to help grow the African transformation agenda, the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) aims at sharing and using MfDR principles for sustainable change through actions such as the AfriK4R initiative,” she said.

The commissioner, monitoring and evaluation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Albert Byamugisha, said the AfriK4 initiative seeks to help accelerate regional integration; establish effective public financial systems; facilitate trade; and improve the business climate in Africa.

The trainees
Representatives of government, Parliament, civil society, private sector, academic, and the development community will be trained on managing for development results for more results-oriented, accountable programmes and implementation structures.

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