Public Service Reform Uganda Basket Fund

Contract partner: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - Uganda Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 300.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2004 End: 31.12.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal

Uganda has made substantial achievements in public service reform since the mid-1990s. This includes raising salaries in real terms for all cadres since 1992. However, there seems to be a consensus among key stakeholders that, in recent years, the reform program has lost its strategic thrust and momentum. One particularly significant aspect has been the limited and slow progress in putting in place an appropriate incentive framework through pay reform. Since 1996, there has been no significant movement towards achieving the policy objectives established in the early 1990s to: (i) raise salary levels to living wage levels; (ii) ensure equity in the compensation structure and practice; and (iii) link compensation levels to performance. There is concern that the number of civil servants is creeping back up again and that raising salaries to living wage levels might not be sufficient to attract, motivate and retain the technical and professional skills required for a well performing civil service.

Support to public sector reform aims to make contribution to an efficient, effective and affordable public service in three key areas:

-Pay reform: to develop an implementation plan with specific targets and in line with the pay reform strategy

-Proceeding with the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Management System (IPPS)

-Control measures for the size of public administration, which should start by compiling a draft policy paper.

The support is funded through a common basket fund with initial funding from Austria, United Kingdom and Denmark.

project number 1605-00/2004
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.