NEWS & UPDATES
The Uganda Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers (UGIFT) Programme convened stakeholder consultation meetings from 11th – 14th July 2023 at Ridar Hotel in Mukono...
The Uganda Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers (UgIFT) programme Medium-term Review workshop took place on January 24, 2023, at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel...
The UgIFT program contributes to the Government’s Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Reform Program (IFTRP), which aims to strengthen the financing, funding and reduce the disparities in funding for service delivery across local governments.
Combined, the original and additional UgIFT financing will construct, equip, and staff at least 259 new secondary schools. An estimated 1,000 existing primary schools will receive development grants to refurbish and equip their facilities to provide better learning environments and meet basic standards. Laboratories will be constructed in secondary schools that do not have them.
A total of 14,000 primary and 1,400 secondary school teachers will be recruited in the least-staffed districts to enable them to meet minimum school staffing levels. Additional inspectors will be recruited to meet a ratio of 1 inspector to 40 schools. Grants for primary and secondary schools will enable schools to make instructional materials available to teachers and maintain facilities based on student populations. In addition, financial incentives linked to school performance will be tested and phased in.
In health, the combined program will equip, staff, and upgrade 380 facilities to the health center III (HCIII) level. Up to 500 health centers will be able to access development grants to rehabilitate, expand and equip their facilities to meet minimum standards. At least 11,000 health workers will be hired for the least-staffed districts to enable them to meet minimum facility staffing levels. Results-Based Financing will be mainstreamed, creating incentives for service delivery performance. Allocations for essential medicines will be increased, and the mechanisms for allocating those supplies and the transparency of allocations will be enhanced through digitalization.
For micro-irrigation, up to 8,000 smallholder farmers in 40 districts will access matching grants to purchase and use micro-irrigation equipment, contributing to raising incomes and food security in rural areas through improved agricultural productivity and improving the climate resilience of the poor and vulnerable farming communities.
Water and Environment
Aimed at increasing safe water coverage in the least served sub-counties, improving the functionality of existing potable water supply sources, and enabling investments in water supply for public institutions, including for newly constructed schools and health facilities. An estimated 750,000 people will benefit from new or repaired water facilities. Districts and municipalities will promote environmental management functions initially focusing on the implementation of public investments, including water resources management and actions against deforestation.
UgIFT will also support the integration of the delivery of services to refugees and their host communities in thirteen districts. In doing so, refugee populations will be factored into allocation formulae, and UgIFT will support the transition from humanitarian financing to integrated financing of service delivery for refugees and their hosts together with services already managed by LG.
STATISTICS OF INTERVENTION
Health Centers Built
BIDS & TENDERS
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