Finance for Development Project Brief

Financing for development is a 3 year project funded by Oxfam Novib, and implemented by four partners; Africa Freedom of Information Centre( AFIC),Civil Society Budget Advocacy group (CSBAG), Citizens’ Watch it. (CEWIT), The Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI-Uganda.

Project Goal: An efficient public finance system in Uganda: Promoting fiscal measures that will enhance inclusive growth and active participation of the citizenry.

Project Outcomes:

Outcome area 1: Strengthened systems for fair fiscal revenue mobilization that ensure more resources for public spending and curbing harmful tax exemptions, avoidance and evasion.

Outcome area 2: Increased public financing to social sectors, such as health, education, agriculture and social protection, with emphasis on addressing the needs of the vulnerable women, youth and men.

Outcome area 3: Enhanced accountability and transparency at all stages of fiscal cycle ensuring regular civic participation, access to information, and public scrutiny.

Outcome area 4: Innovative revenue generation alternatives for local and national level government.

Project interventions include;
  • Training CSOs and capacity enhancement of Citizens on access to information from local to national levels.
  • Budget tracking and monitoring for policy influencing.
  • Research on key aspects of the Uganda’s fiscal systems to enhance easy access, sharing and utilization of fiscal information.
  • Evidence based advocacy and civic awareness campaigns, including engagement with duty bearers.
  • Advocating for increased pro-poor government spending on key sector/ or related specific issues within sectors such as education, health, agriculture, social protection and gender.
Project Stakeholders;
  1. Uganda Ministry of Finance Planning and economic development& Uganda Revenue Authority.
  2. Media
  3. Civil Society Organizations
  4. Local governments
Project areas of intervention

West Nile Region

  1. Arua
  2. Nebbi
  3. Adjumani
  4. Yumbe
  5. Koboko

Acholi/lango Region

  1. Gulu
  2. Nwoya
  3. Lamwo
  4. Pader
  5. Agago

Teso/ Karamoja Region

  1. Kumi
  2. Soroti
  3. Serere
  4. Kaboong
  5. Kotido
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