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Uganda, donors sign budget support pact

The Government of Uganda and a group of eleven Development Partners have signed the Joint Assessment Framework (JAF) – a blue print that seeks to create transparency and proper management of budget funds.

The JAF is intended to support Government to improve delivery of services like education, health, water, and roads to Ugandans and ensure that the big budgets spent on infrastructure will deliver good quality roads at an affordable cost.  

According to Kundhavi Kadiresan, the World Bank Country Manager and Chair of the Local Development Partners Group, “the Joint Budget Support Framework will shore up this effort to ensure that the critical sectors in the economy —education, health, water, and  roads–  improve their delivery of services to the Ugandan population.”

The Framework will be integrated into the reporting system of Government and aligned with the budget cycle starting with the current Financial Year 2009/2010. The Joint Budget Support Development Partners include; the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Commission, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The framework will also determine direct budget support over the next three years.

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