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.

Joseph Muvawala (PhD)

Executive Director



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@NPA_UG Dennis Tugume: We are bringing together different players to deliver in the housing deficit aspect and to achieve that, we have a programmatic approach and different MDAs responsible for implementing these programs.


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Dennis Tugume: As @NPA_UG, we advised the government that under the National Development Plan III, we need to move away from the sector-wide approach planning to program-based planning.

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Our 4th Edition of the #NBSHousingBaraza has this morning officially opened and will go on through today and tomorrow live on @nbstv and @sanyukatv. Thank you, @housingfinanceU, @NPA_UG, @TheVillageUG, @nssfug, @URAuganda, @PlasconUganda, & @solitontelmec - because of you, (1/3)

Join us today on @nbstv as we share findings from the study on affordable and decent Housing with @nssfug , @URAuganda , @PlasconUganda @housingfinanceU. #TheVillageUG #NBSHousingBaraza #NPAAffordablehousing


.@EmyChelangat, Senior Communication and Public Relations Officer, @NPA_UG: When we talk about affordable housing, we are talking about a house you can pay for. Housing should be affordable but decent.

#NBSHousingBaraza #NBSUpdates

Today, the Chairperson of the Exec. Board of the @NPA_UG joined the #MGLSD, and the developing partners #FCDO, #lrlEmbUganda, #Ukaid, #GoU in a reflection of "12 years of supporting the expanding social protection programme in Uganda", reviewing successes and lessons learned.


This morning, the @NPA hosted a team from the Ministry of Health lead by the Permanent Secretary @DianaAtwine to discuss supplementary funding and change of workplan for the National Ebola Sudan Virus Outbreak response plan. #MinofHealthUG, #JaneRuth_Aceng


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