The EC and IEG assessed to what extent the General Budget Support and Sector Budget Support in Uganda contributed to expected results and to improved transparency and accountability within government systems. It formulates lessons learned as well as some comprehensive, forward-looking recommendations to help stakeholders strengthen the dialogue around a shared agenda and work together toward new forms of cooperation. Four areas are important to define the way forward: (i) focusing on the areas of highest impact and need; (ii) implementing sector-wide approaches; (iii) broadening the mix of support instruments; and (iv) strengthening mutual accountability and dialogue.

Four areas are important to define the way forward: (i) focusing on the areas of highest impact and need; (ii) implementing sector-wide approaches; (iii) broadening the mix of support instruments; and (iv) strengthening mutual accountability and dialogue.

This joint evaluation was managed by the European Commission (EC) and IEG. It covers 2004 to 2013, a period when Uganda experienced robust economic growth.  The EC and IEG assessed to what extent the General Budget Support and Sector Budget Support in Uganda contributed to expected results and to improved transparency and accountability within government systems.  It formulates lessons learned as well as some comprehensive, forward-looking recommendations to help stakeholders strengthen the dialogue around a shared agenda and work together toward new forms of cooperation.

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Evaluation jointly managed by the European Commission (DG DEVCO Evaluation Unit) and the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) with the Government of Uganda (Ministry of Finance , Planning, and Economic Development, and Office of the Prime Minister), Ireland (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and the UK (DFID)