Support to JLOS Strategic Investment Plan SIP III - 2015/16-2016/17



Contract partner: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - Uganda Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 4.000.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2015 End: 30.06.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal


Austria has supported Uganda’s Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) since the early 1990s and uses a sector wide financing modality since 2002. It will continue funding JLOS in the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17 and thus contributes to reforming the sector (17 institutions, e.g. Police, the Judiciary, Prisons, Human Rights Commission).

Investments in the sector are based on the JLOS Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) III (2012/13–2016/17), which is based on the National Development Plan. The overall goal of JLOS based on SIP III is promoting the rule of law and aspiring to ensure that 70% of the population are satisfied with JLOS services and that public confidence in the justice system is increased from 34% in 2008 to 50% in 2017.

The SIP III defines three outcomes:

1: Policy, legislative and regulatory framework strengthened.

2: Access to JLOS services particularly for vulnerable persons enhanced

3: Observance of human rights and accountability promoted

The SIP III includes gender justice, justice for children, transitional justice, HIV/Aids and land as issues of priority. Over the last years JLOS has implemented law reforms, strengthened institutions, improved infrastructure (especially in Northern Uganda) and decentralised services.

Expected results by June 2017 are f. ex.

- further reducing the average length of stay on remand (10 months for capital offences and 2 months for non capital offences),

- increasing access to justice (complete chain of JLOS institutions available in 60 districts serving approx. 18.5 mio. people),

- welfare of prison inmates, enhancing the number of police units with a human rights committee, promote the human rights observance in all JLOS institutions (human rights committees in all 246 prisons; 6000 prisoners engaged in rehabilitation programmes, etc.).

project number 1831-00/2015
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
tied 0
modality Sector budget support
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2, Poverty: 1, Trade: 1
  • 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.