VISION 2040: A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years



National Planning Authority was established by the NPA Act (15 of 2002) in accordance with Article 125 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda

To produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country, elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, long and medium–term plans.

Other key functions of NPA include:

  • Coordinate and harmonize development planning in the country.
  • Monitor and evaluate of Public Projects and Programmes.
  • Advise the Presidency on policies and strategies for the development of the country.
  • Liaise with the private sector and civil society in the evaluation of Government performance.
  • Support local capacity development for national and decentralised development planning.


“To be a center of excellence for development planning propelling socio-economic transformation.”


“To foster socio-economic transformation through establishing development planning systems and producing comprehensive and integrated development plans.”

  • Strengthen planning systems and, develop comprehensive, participatory, inclusive and integrated development plans and frameworks.
  • Provide evidence based public policy advice and inform public policy debates.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of development policies, plans and programmes, and performance of the economy of Uganda and Strengthen the capacity of the Authority to effectively and efficiently deliver its mandate.

In pursuance of our primary function, to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country, the National Planning Authority has continued to guide the country’s progress towards socio-economic transformation through three major landmarks of the Uganda Vision 2040, 1st National Development Plan (NDPI) and 2nd National Development Plan (NDPII).

In addition the Authority, as the Secretariat of the Presidential Economic Council, has produced various policy papers to guide Cabinet decision making. Also through the National Development Policy Forums, the Authority has facilitated public debate and input on key national policy issues. This is aimed at enhancing national ownership for all development planning frameworks, plans and policies.

In order to harmonise development planning in the country, NPA has developed and disseminated sector and local government development planning guidelines, besides creating and strengthening partnerships, networks and collaborations in development planning. All the publications and plans are available on this website.

Currently the Authority is working with all the stakeholders through various processes to ensure that NDPII is fully implemented to realize the country’s goal of attaining middle income status by 2020.

We thank you for visiting our website and hope it was useful. You can utilize the available dialogue and feedback platforms on this website to reach us.


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Roadmap to attaining middle income status for Uganda

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Kisamba-Mugerwa, Chairperson, NPA addressing the press conference while being flanked on the left by Dr. Abel Rwendeire, Deputy Chairperson, NPA and on the right by Dr. Joseph Muvawala, Executive Director,…

Youth Key in the Socio-Economic Transformation of Uganda

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Production of the maiden pulse of the economy report

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NPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development (MoFPED), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), Economic Policy & Research Commission (EPRC), Bank of Uganda (BoU) and Parliament…


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Kira and all the municipalities bordering Kampala City were excluded from USMID to give time to Govt to develop a Strategy for the entire Greater Kampala region to ensure more coordinated planning and joint investments. We are preparing a Cabinet Paper on this. #GKMAdialogue

From Regulators to Enablers: Role of City Governments in Economic Development of Greater Kampala!
Report was successfully launched by Rt. Hon. Prime Minister. The GKMA area is the engine of Uganda's growth and Development!

The GKMA World Bank Report was officially launched today by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister

The @WorldBank is funding urban projects worth US$ 0.5b in #Kampala (#KIIDP2) & 14 municipalities across #Uganda to improve infrastructure & business environment. #GKMAdialogue #CitiesWork #InvestInGreaterKampala
Pic: Main road into #Jinja town funded @WorldBank #USMID Project

@NPA_UG @JosephMuvawala @WBG_Cities We need the Kampala outerbelt road (second ring road) to help decongest the city @UNRA_UG @KCCAUG @WorldBank

Uganda Prime Minister @RuhakanaR has arrived , he is expected to give remarks on behalf of the government #GKMAdialogue

Water transport has potential to decongest the city's road networks and boost mobility and trade within the Greater Kampala areas Dr. @JosephMuvawala

In attendance is @KCCAUG @KCCAED, NPA ED @JosephMuvawala and Kampala Division mayors.


“There is an urgent need for further subnational government coordination within the GKMA” says @WorldBank's Global Director for Urban and Territorial Development,Disaster Rick Management and Resilience - @SamehNWahba. #GKMAdialogue @WBG_Cities

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