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Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2019, Uganda’s progress on SDGs was ranked 140 out of 162 countries with a global index score of 52.6 per cent declining from 125th position out of 156 Countries in 2018. According to the SDG Global Index, Uganda’s achievement is average, with moderate performance on SDGs  3, 8, 9, 13 and 15. SDGs 2, 5 and 6 have stagnated and the country is off-track in achieving SDGs 1, 11, and 16. There are also information gaps, with official data available for only 46.3% of SDG indicators applicable to the country context.


Uganda has embedded SDGs into its national developing planning process, and recognizes NDP III as a vehicle towards accelerating the achievement of these goals. The Government, with support from the United Nations system, rolled-out the integrated Sustainable Development Goals (iSDG) simulation model to analyse and identify SDG accelerators to guide prioritization of the goals in national development planning. The model identified governance, environment and industry as SDG accelerators for Uganda linked to 12 of the 18 NDP III programmes, additionally noting that the human capital development sectors of health, education and water and sanitation are also vital to the attainment of the SDGs.


Uganda is committed to enhancing partnerships with various stakeholders in accelerating the achievement of NDP III and SDG targets. Currently there are coordination platforms across numerous stakeholder mechanisms, including the National SDG Task Force, SDG Secretariat, the National Civil Society Organizations SDG Core Reference Group, Private Sector SDG Platform, Women and Gender Consortium, National Union for Persons with Disabilities and various youth umbrella organizations.

UN Agencies in Uganda