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Uganda country strategic plan (2018-2025)

Operation ID: UG01

CSP approved at EB November 2017 session.

Revision 01 approved by the RD in September 2018.

Revision 05 approved by the RD in November 2019.

Revision 06 approved by the ED-DGFAO in June 2021 (extending the CSP from 2022 to 2025).

Revision 07 approved by the ED-DGFAO in June 2022.

Revision 08 approved by the ED-DGFAO in October 2023.

This country strategic plan (CSP) guides WFP’s engagement in Uganda from 2018 to 2022 in support of the Government’s work to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17. WFP will maintain an emergency response capacity and support the Government in hosting the growing number of refugees, addressing the causes of food insecurity and malnutrition and improving the social-protection system. This will be done by focusing on the following strategic outcomes:

  • Strategic outcome 1: Refugees and other crisis-affected people have access to adequate nutritious food in times of crisis;
  • Strategic outcome 2: Food-insecure populations in areas affected by climate shocks have access to adequate and nutritious food all year; ➢ Strategic outcome 3: Children aged 6–59 months in food-insecure areas have acute malnutrition and stunting rates in line with national targets by 2030; 
  • Strategic outcome 4: Smallholder farmers, especially women, in targeted areas have enhanced and resilient livelihoods by 2030;
  • Strategic outcome 5: Institutions have increased capacity to coordinate and manage food security and nutrition programmes and respond to shocks by 2030; and
  • Strategic outcome 6: Humanitarian actors have access to cost-efficient supply chain services when needed.

The self-reliance of refugees will be enhanced through food assistance and the development of livelihood opportunities, in line with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Refugee and Host Population Empowerment Framework in accordance with the Government’s settlement transformation agenda, which envisages a 70 percent/30 percent split between refugee and host communities to develop livelihood programmes that benefit both; foster social cohesion in refugee-hosting areas; and promote development.

WFP will focus on nutrition in its activities with a view to reducing stunting through interventions addressing chronic malnutrition and will build on its strengths in food security and vulnerability analysis, supply chain management and its proactive institutional approach to assistance in support of the Government's policies and activities. WFP will address any new hunger issues as they emerge, for example in urban contexts.

WFP assistance will involve direct implementation through joint design and programming, evidence gathering, knowledge-sharing, enhancement of national capacities, partnerships and SouthSouth cooperation. Analysis of gender and protection issues will inform implementation, with a focus on consultation with communities and beneficiaries.

This CSP is aligned with Uganda’s Vision 2040 and National Development Plan II. It contributes to the goals of the Uganda Zero Hunger Strategic Review and is integrated with the country’s United Nations development assistance framework; it contributes to Strategic Results 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8.