Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2019: Industrialisation for job creation and shared prosperity

The Ugandan economy has experienced significant recovery since 2016, with increased levels of growth in recent years across the agricultural, industrial and service sectors. However, despite these successes, there remain significant development challenges that
threaten Uganda’s long term growth trajectory, particularly in the context of sluggish global growth prospects.

To reflect on the state of the Ugandan economy and identify policy solutions to drive future economic growth performance, the International Growth Centre and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development are hosting the third Economic Growth Forum on 22nd August 2019, at the Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, from 08:00 – 17:30 hrs.

To address these challenges and ensure a sustainable and inclusive growth path for Uganda’s economy, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has identified six key areas for economic growth. The objective of the Economic Growth Forum is to assess performance and policy implementation in these sectors and identify actionable policies for improved performance:

  1. Boosting agriculture and agro-industrialisation;
  2. Accelerating private and public investment;
  3. Enhancing a growing tourism industry;
  4. Productive urban development;
  5. Import substitution and export promotion;
  6. Education and skills

By exploring these issues, the Growth Forum seeks to provide evidence for an actionable policy agenda for sustainable and inclusive growth in Uganda.

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