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|Population (In Millions)||34.51|
|Human Development Index||161/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||16.81|
|Global Peace Index||96/153|
|Happy Planet Index||117/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||73/86|
|Environmental Performance Index||119/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||57.9|
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Quality of Life
UNDP Human Development Report Trends - 2011
The Human Development Index represents a push for a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income. According to the United Nations Development Programme's 2011 Human Development Reports, Uganda's HDI is 0.446, which gives the country a rank of 161 out of 187 countries with comparable data. The HDI of Sub-Saharan Africa as a region increased from 0.365 in 1980 to 0.463 today, placing Uganda below the regional average 
Between 1985 and 2011, Uganda’s HDI value increased from 0.294 to 0.446, an increase of 52.0 per cent or average annual increase of about 1.6 per cent Uganda's HDI breaks down as follow:
- Health: 0.538 (life expectancy at, 54.1)
- Education: 0.475 (mean years of schooling at 4.7)
- Income: 0.347(GNI per capita-2005 PPP$- 1.124)
Jobs and Earnings
Civic Engagement and Governance
Development Progress Story: Rural water supply in Uganda: Major strides in sector coordination and performance
Ugandan's rural water supply has been highlighted as a part the Overseas Development Institute's Development Progress Stories, an initiative looking at what is working in development and why. Key messages from the research include:
- Since 1990, Uganda has made notable progress in increasing access to improved drinking water sources in rural areas and has taken major strides in improving its national and local rural water service delivery systems.
- A combination of factors, exogenous and endogenous to the sector, has helped drive progress. These include: a strengthened sector policy and institutional framework; shifting aid modalities and improved development cooperation; development financing and enhanced resource allocation; and national leadership and political support, particularly up to the mid-2000s.
- Key lessons learnt include: aid can be more effective when it ‘works with the grain’ and when the incentives of donors and recipients are aligned with reform processes; the scope and longevity of sector reform depends greatly on the degree of government leadership and political support and the logic of the political system; equity and sustainability issues need to be addressed systematically if progress is to be maintained; and a shift from the poverty agenda to one of macroeconomic stability and export-driven growth poses risks to social sector progress.
Full report and summary case study can be viewed and downloaded here.
Happiness in Uganda
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Uganda.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Uganda . This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.
- Case study: Working at the Local Level in Uganda, OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) (2011}.
- ↑ United Nations Development Programme.2011 Human Development Reports. Uganda.http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/UGA.html
- ↑ Human Development Report 2011.Sustainability and Equity:A Better Future for All. http://hdrstats.undp.org/images/explanations/UGA.pdf