Poverty Reduction Support Loan

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Oct 2002
Signature Date 02 Jun 2003
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 40,418,495.54
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Poverty Reduction Support Loan (PRSL) is designed to support an improved framework for public policy management and economic governance in Uganda. The projet will provide direct budget support to Government of Uganda’s (GOU) for implementation of its poverty reduction strategy set out in the PEAP/PRSP. The loan will support concrete reforms in three core areas under pillar 2 (Governance and security) and pillar 4 (improving the quality of life of the poor) of the PEAP/PRSP. The three core areas to be supported by the loan are good governance, improving the quality of primary education, and improving the quality of health care. The principal components of the program comprised of the following: i) Public expenditure management; ii) Governance including its subcomponents of a) public service management; b) public procurement; c) financial management and accountability; d) anti-corruption measures and e) legal and judicial reform iii) Delivery of quality social services, with emphasis on two main sub-components: primary education and primary health care. Thus, taken together, and effectively implemented, the measures supported by the proposed loan will provide an improved environment for economic growth, social and human development and poverty reduction.

Project Objectives

The principal development objective of the project is to assist the Government of Uganda (GOU) to improve the delivery of basic public services with a view to alleviating poverty and enhancing social development. Program-specific objectives comprise: i) improving public service delivery; ii) strengthening government processes and systems while avoiding parallel donor systems; iii) improving the predictability of resource flows; and iv) reducing transaction costs of aid delivery.


The main beneficiary of the project are the Ugandan Government.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-K00-006
Last Update 04 Dec 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Uganda