This programme work towards strengthening economic policies and institutions for achieving economic transformation of Uganda and the region. It is based on the realisation that economic growth of the past decades has only delivered meagre improvements in livelihoods of people across many African countries. There is need to improve effectiveness and efficiency of public expenditure as well as providing economic opportunities for all. Our work under the programme explores mechanisms to strengthen public finance management and increase economic opportunities for the vulnerable groups through:
- supporting reforms for greater transparency and accountability in public financial management;
- building capacities of local governments to implement local economic development policies;
- facilitating citizen participation in formulation and monitoring the implementation of national and regional trade policies.