The Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) is a flagship Programme of the European Union, under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The DINU Programme Objective is to “Consolidate Stability in Northern Uganda, Eradicate Poverty and Under-Nutrition and Strengthen the Foundations of Sustainable and Inclusive Socio-Economic Development”.
There are 3 components of the DINU Programme, these are:
The Ministry of Local Government is in partnership with United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is implementing the Governance component of the DINU, whose objective is “To strengthen capacity, gender-responsive good governance and the rule of law at the level of local government authorities and empower communities to participate in improved local service delivery”.
The other Partners implementing the Governance component include Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC), Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA) and the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda (UAAU).
UNCDF is also partnering with Ministry of Works and Transport for the Transport infrastructure component, and, Private Sector Foundation (PSF-U) together with the Uganda Development Bank (UDB) for the Food Security and Nutrition component.
The DINU/UNCDF Project commenced on 21st December 2017 and will end on 30th June 2022.
The DINU/UNCDF Project covers 38 Districts of Northern Uganda, of which the following 18 are of special focus for interventions spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government:
|Sub-Region||Districts covered (2 new districts)|
|Karamoja (4LGs)||Abim, Amudat, Moroto, and Napak|
|Acholi (4 LGs)||Agago, Lamwo, Omoro and Pader|
|Lango (3 LGs)||Amolatar, Kole and Otuke|
|Teso (2 LGs)||Amuria and Kapelebyong (new LG)|
|West Nile (5 LGs)||Adjumani, Moyo, Obongi (new LG), Yumbe and Zombo|
Direct Governance Component beneficiaries
The direct beneficiaries include:
DINU/UNCDF Funding Modalities
The support under the Project is extended in three forms:
Local Government Excellence Fund (LGEF): with nine (9) participating Districts of Amudat, Amuria (and Kapelebyong), Otuke, Omoro, Yumbe, Napak, Kole, Agago and Zombo. The total Budget allocation for the LGEF is Euros 2,700,000.
The objective of the LGEF is to provide financial incentives for improved performance of the beneficiary Local Governments as a catalyst to promote effective and efficient public service delivery, and, improved business environment through provision of economic infrastructure.
Other Grants (not directly managed under MoLG) include:
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