Budget support to Uganda 1998-2012: a review

Briefing papers
February 2016
Tim Williamson, Fiona Davies, Imran Aziz and Edward Hedger

Uganda was one of the first recipients of budget support from international donors in the late 1990s, in what was seen as a pro-development partnership between a reform minded government and external funders. From 1998 to 2012, donors supported the government of Uganda’s development agenda by providing direct budget financing of $5.36 billion. But this positive story had unravelled by 2012, with the views of the government and donors diverging over political governance and the use of public funds.

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