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Geography


Location:
East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Geographic coordinates:
1 00 N, 32 00 E


Map references:
Africa


Area:
total:241,038 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 81
land:197,100 sq km
water:43,938 sq km


Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Oregon


Land boundaries:
total:2,698 km
border countries:Democratic Republic of the Congo 765 km, Kenya 933 km, Rwanda 169 km, South Sudan 435 km, Tanzania 396 km


Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)


Maritime claims:
lowest point:Lake Albert 621 m
highest point:Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m


    Natural resources:
copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold


Land use:
arable land:27.94%
permanent crops:9.11%
other:62.95% (2011)


Irrigated land:
144.2 sq km (2010)


Total renewable water resources:
66 cu km (2011)


Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
66 cu km (2011)

Natural hazards:
NA


Environment - current issues:
draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching


Environment - international agreements:
party to:Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified:Environmental Modification


Geography - note:
landlocked; fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers



People and Society


Nationality:
noun: Ugandan(s)
adjective:Ugandan


Ethnic groups:
Baganda 16.9%, Banyankole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6% (2002 census)


Languages:
English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic


Religions:
Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)


Population:
35,918,915country comparison to the world: 36
note:estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)



Age structure:
0-14 years:48.7% (male 8,714,354/female 8,765,900)
15-24 years:21.2% (male 3,775,679/female 3,833,574)
25-54 years:25.7% (male 4,618,088/female 4,615,616)
55-64 years:2.4% (male 405,740/female 447,118)
65 years and over:2.1% (male 327,771/female 415,075) (2014 est.)


Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio:102.4 %
youth dependency ratio:97.5 %
elderly dependency ratio:4.9 %
potential support ratio:20.5 (2014 est.)


Median age:
total:15.5 years
male:15.5 years
female:15.6 years (2014 est.)


Population growth rate:
3.24% (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 9


Birth rate:
44.17 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 3


Death rate:
10.97 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 35


Net migration rate:
-0.76 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 144


Urbanization:
urban population:15.6% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization:5.74% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)


Major urban areas - population:
KAMPALA (capital) 1.659 million (2011)


Sex ratio:
at birth:1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years:0.99 male(s)/female
15-24 years:0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years:1 male(s)/female
55-64 years:0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over:0.8 male(s)/female
total population:0.99 male(s)/female (2014 est.)


Mother's mean age at first birth:
18.9


    Maternal mortality rate:
310 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)


Infant mortality rate:
total:60.82 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 21
male:70.17 deaths/1,000 live births
female:51.18 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)


Life expectancy at birth:
total population:54.46 yearscountry comparison to the world: 209
male:53.1 years
female:55.86 years (2014 est.)


Total fertility rate:
5.97 children born/woman (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 5


Contraceptive prevalence rate:
30% (2011)


Health expenditures:
9.5% of GDP (2011)


Physicians density:
0.12 physicians/1,000 population (2005)


Hospital bed density:
0.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)


Drinking water source:
improved:
urban: 94.8% of population
rural: 71% of population
total: 74.8% of population
unimproved:
urban: 5.2% of population
rural: 29% of population
total: 25.2% of population (2012 est.)


Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 32.8% of population
rural: 34.1% of population
total: 33.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 67.2% of population
rural: 65.9% of population
total: 66.1% of population (2012 est.)


HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
7.2% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 10


HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
1,549,200 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 6


HIV/AIDS - deaths:
63,300 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 6


Major infectious diseases:


Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
4.3% (2008)country comparison to the world: 167


Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
14.1% (2011)country comparison to the world: 54


Education expenditures:
3.3% of GDP (2012)country comparison to the world: 131

Literacy:
definition:age 15 and over can read and write
total population:73.2%
male:82.6%
female:64.6% (2010 est.)


School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total:11 years
male:11 years
female:11 years (2009)


Child labor - children ages 5-14:



Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total:5.4% (2009)country comparison to the world: 136


Government


Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of Uganda
conventional short form:Uganda


Government type:
republic


Capital:
name:Kampala
geographic coordinates:0 19 N, 32 33 E
time difference:UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)


Administrative divisions:
111 districts and 1 capital city*; Abim, Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amudat, Amuria, Amuru, Apac, Arua, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Buhweju, Buikwe, Bukedea, Bukomansimbi, Bukwa, Bulambuli, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Busia, Butaleja, Butambala, Buvuma, Buyende, Dokolo, Gomba, Gulu, Hoima, Ibanda, Iganga, Isingiro, Jinja, Kaabong, Kabale, Kabarole, Kaberamaido, Kalangala, Kaliro, Kalungu, Kampala*, Kamuli, Kamwenge, Kanungu, Kapchorwa, Kasese, Katakwi, Kayunga, Kibaale, Kiboga, Kibuku, Kiruhura, Kiryandongo, Kisoro, Kitgum, Koboko, Kole, Kotido, Kumi, Kween, Kyankwanzi, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Lamwo, Lira, Luuka, Luwero, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Manafwa, Maracha, Masaka, Masindi, Mayuge, Mbale, Mbarara, Mitooma, Mityana, Moroto, Moyo, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakapiripirit, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Namayingo, Namutumba, Napak, Nebbi, Ngora, Ntoroko, Ntungamo, Nwoya, Otuke, Oyam, Pader, Pallisa, Rakai, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, Sembabule, Serere, Sheema, Sironko, Soroti, Tororo, Wakiso, Yumbe, Zombo


Independence:
9 October 1962 (from the UK)


National holiday:
Independence Day, 9 October (1962)


Constitution:
several previous; latest adopted 27 September 1995, promulgated 8 October 1995; amended many times, last in 2005 (2011)


Legal system:
mixed legal system of English common law and customary law


International law organization participation:
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction


Suffrage:
18 years of age; universal


Executive branch:
chief of state:President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since seizing power on 26 January 1986); Vice President Edward SSEKANDI (since 24 May 2011) note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
head of government:President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since seizing power on 26 January 1986); Prime Minister Amama MBABAZI (since 24 May 2011); note - the prime minister assists the president in supervising the cabinet
cabinet:Cabinet appointed by the president from among elected legislators
elections:president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held on 18 February 2011 (next to be held in 2016)
election results:Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI re-elected president; percent of vote - Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI 68.4%, Kizza BESIGYE 26.0%, other 5.6%


Legislative branch:
unicameral National Assembly (375 seats; 238 members elected by popular vote, 112 women directly elected, 25 nominated by legally established special interest groups [army 10, disabled 5, youth 5, labor 5], additional ex-officio members may be nominated by the president; members serve five-year terms)
elections:last held on 18 February 2011 (next to be held in 2016)
election results:percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NRM 263, FDC 34, DP 12, UPC 10, UPDF 10, CP 1, JEEMA 1, independents 43, vacant 1; note - UPDF is the Uganda People's Defense Force


Judicial branch:
highest court(s):Supreme Court of Uganda (consists of the chief justice and 5 justices)
judge selection and term of office:justices appointed by the president in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission (a 9-member independent advisory body) and with approval of the National Assembly; justices serve until mandatory retirement at age 70
subordinate courts:Court of Appeal (also sits as the Constitutional Court); High Court (includes 10 High Court Circuits and 7 High Court Divisions); Chief Magistrate Grade One and Grade Two Courts


    Political parties and leaders:
Conservative Party or CP [Ken LUKYAMUZI]
Democratic Party or DP [Norbert MAO]
Forum for Democratic Change or FDC [Muntu MUGISHA]
Inter-Party Co-operation or IPC (a coalition of opposition groups)
Justice Forum or JEEMA [Asuman BASALIRWA]
National Resistance Movement or NRM [Yoweri MUSEVENI]
Peoples Progressive Party or PPP [Bidandi SSALI]
Ugandan People's Congress or UPC [Olara OTUNNU]
note:a national referendum in July 2005 opened the way for Uganda's transition to a multi-party political system


Political pressure groups and leaders:
Lord's Resistance Army or LRA [Joseph KONY]


International organization participation:
ACP, AfDB, AU, C, COMESA, EAC, EADB, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OIC, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO


Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Oliver WONEKHA (since 6 June 2013)
chancery:5911 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
telephone:[1] (202) 726-7100 through 7102, 0416
FAX:[1] (202) 726-1727


Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Scott H. DELISI (since 18 July 2012)
embassy:1577 Ggaba Road, Kampala
mailing address:P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
telephone:[256] (414) 259 791 through 93, 95
FAX:[256] (414) 259-794


Flag description:
six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red; a white disk is superimposed at the center and depicts a grey crowned crane (the national symbol) facing the hoist side; black symbolizes the African people, yellow sunshine and vitality, red African brotherhood; the crane was the military badge of Ugandan soldiers under the UK


National symbol(s):
grey crowned crane


National anthem:
name:'Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!'
lyrics/music:George Wilberforce KAKOMOA
note:adopted 1962


Economy


Economy - overview:
Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals, and recently discovered oil. Uganda has never conducted a national minerals survey. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force. Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues. Since 1986, the government - with the support of foreign countries and international agencies - has acted to rehabilitate and stabilize the economy by undertaking currency reform, raising producer prices on export crops, increasing prices of petroleum products, and improving civil service wages. The policy changes are especially aimed at dampening inflation and boosting production and export earnings. Since 1990 economic reforms ushered in an era of solid economic growth based on continued investment in infrastructure, improved incentives for production and exports, lower inflation, better domestic security, and the return of exiled Indian-Ugandan entrepreneurs. The global economic downturn hurt Uganda's exports; however, Uganda's GDP growth has largely recovered due to past reforms and sound management of the downturn. Oil revenues and taxes will become a larger source of government funding as oil comes on line in the next few years. Instability in South Sudan is a risk for the Ugandan economy because Uganda's main export partner is Sudan, and Uganda is a key destination for Sudanese refugees. Unreliable power, high energy costs, inadequate transportation infrastructure, and corruption inhibit economic development and investor confidence.


GDP (purchasing power parity):
$54.37 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 96
$51.47 billion (2012 est.)
$50.08 billion (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


GDP (official exchange rate):
$22.6 billion (2013 est.)


GDP - real growth rate:
5.6% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 45
2.8% (2012 est.)
6.2% (2011 est.)


GDP - per capita (PPP):
$1,500 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204
$1,400 (2012 est.)
$1,500 (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


Gross national saving:
17.4% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 93
14.7% of GDP (2012 est.)
13.1% of GDP (2011 est.)


GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption:82.3%
government consumption:7.6%
investment in fixed capital:25.5%
investment in inventories:0.2%
exports of goods and services:22.8%
imports of goods and services:-38.3%
(2013 est.)


GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture:23.1%
industry:26.9%
services:50% (2013 est.)


Agriculture - products:
coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (manioc, tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry


Industries:
sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production


Industrial production growth rate:
3.8% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 78

Labor force:
17.4 million (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 35


Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture:82%
industry:5%
services:13% (1999 est.)


Unemployment rate:
NA%


Population below poverty line:
24.5% (2009 est.)


Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%:2.4%
highest 10%:36.1% (2009 est.)


    Distribution of family income - Gini index:
44.3 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 46
45.7 (2002)


Budget:
revenues:$3.2 billion
expenditures:$3.803 billion (2013 est.)


Taxes and other revenues:
14.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 198

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-2.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 113


Public debt:
30.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 119
26.3% of GDP (2012 est.)


Fiscal year:
1 July - 30 June


Inflation rate (consumer prices):
6.2% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 178
14% (2012 est.)


Central bank discount rate:
14% (31 December 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 29
9.65% (31 December 2009 est.)


Commercial bank prime lending rate:
23.7% (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10
26.31% (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of narrow money:
$2.455 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
$2.015 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of broad money:
$4.049 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 137
$3.293 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of domestic credit:
$3.67 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 120
$3.042 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Market value of publicly traded shares:
$7.294 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Current account balance:
-$1.908 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139
-$2.232 billion (2012 est.)


Exports:
$3.156 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
$2.811 billion (2012 est.)


Exports - commodities:
coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold


Exports - partners:
Kenya 12.3%, Rwanda 10.3%, UAE 10.2%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.4%, Netherlands 6.1%, Germany 5.6%, Italy 4.4% (2012)


Imports:
$4.858 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
$5.187 billion (2012 est.)


Imports - commodities:
capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals


Imports - partners:
Kenya 15.6%, UAE 15.4%, China 12.8%, India 11.7%, South Africa 4.1%, Japan 4% (2012)


Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$3.579 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102
$3.167 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
note:excludes gold


Debt - external:
$5.223 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 119
$4.461 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$NA


Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:
$NA


Exchange rates:
Ugandan shillings (UGX) per US dollar -
2,604.6 (2013 est.)
2,505.6 (2012 est.)
2,177.6 (2010 est.)
2,030 (2009)
1,658.1 (2008)


Energy


Electricity - production:
2.406 billion kWh (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 132


Electricity - consumption:
2.192 billion kWh (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 140


Electricity - exports:
75 million kWh (2010)
country comparison to the world: 79


Electricity - imports:
29 million kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102


Electricity - installed generating capacity:
539,000 kW (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135


Electricity - from fossil fuels:
31.5% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 180


Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 194


Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
65.3% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 29


Electricity - from other renewable sources:
3.2% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58


Crude oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139


Crude oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 196


Crude oil - imports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 133


    Crude oil - proved reserves:
2.5 billion bbl (1 January 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 34


Refined petroleum products - production:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 203


Refined petroleum products - consumption:
16,930 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 138


Refined petroleum products - exports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139


Refined petroleum products - imports:
22,990 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 99


Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 201


Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 202


Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 198


Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 141


Natural gas - proved reserves:
14.16 billion cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 79


Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
3.244 million Mt (2011 est.)



Communications


Telephones - main lines in use:
315,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 113


Telephones - mobile cellular:
16.355 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 58


Telephone system:
general assessment:mobile cellular service is increasing rapidly, but the number of main lines is still deficient; work underway on a national backbone information and communications technology infrastructure; international phone networks and Internet connectivity provided through satellite and VSAT applications
domestic:intercity traffic by wire, microwave radio relay, and radiotelephone communication stations, fixed and mobile-cellular systems for short-range traffic; mobile-cellular teledensity about 50 per 100 persons in 2010
international:country code - 256; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Inmarsat; analog links to Kenya and Tanzania (2011)



    Broadcast media:
public broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), operates radio and TV networks; Uganda first began licensing privately owned stations in the 1990s; by 2007 there were nearly 150 radio and 35 TV stations, mostly based in and around Kampala; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are available in Kampala (2007)


Internet country code:
.ug


Internet hosts:
32,683 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 106


Internet users:
3.2 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 66



Transportation


Airports
47 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 93


Airports - with paved runways
total:5
over 3,047 m:3
1,524 to 2,437 m:1
914 to 1,523 m:1 (2013)


Airports - with unpaved runways
total:42
over 3,047 m:1
1,524 to 2,437 m:8
914 to 1,523 m:26
under 914 m:
7 (2013)


    Railways
total:1,244 kmcountry comparison to the world: 83
narrow gauge:1,244 km 1.000-m gauge (2008)


Roadways
total:20,000 km (does not include local roads)country comparison to the world: 109
paved:3,264 km
unpaved:16,736 km (2011)


Waterways



Ports and terminals
lake port(s):Entebbe, Jinja, Port Bell (Lake Victoria)


Military


Military branches
Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF): Land Forces (includes Marine Unit), Uganda Air Force (2013)


Military service age and obligation
18-26 years of age for voluntary military duty; 18-30 years of age for professionals; no conscription; 9-year service obligation; the government has stated that while recruitment under 18 years of age could occur with proper consent, 'no person under the apparent age of 18 years shall be enrolled in the armed forces'; Ugandan citizenship and secondary education required (2012)


Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:7,249,271
females age 16-49:7,025,439 (2010 est.)


Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:4,313,068
females age 16-49:4,200,901 (2010 est.)


    Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:423,923
female:420,236 (2010 est.)


Military expenditures
1.45% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 68
3.73% of GDP (2011)
1.45% of GDP (2010)


Transnational Issues


Disputes - international
Uganda is subject to armed fighting among hostile ethnic groups, rebels, armed gangs, militias, and various government forces that extend across its borders; Ugandan refugees as well as members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) seek shelter in southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Garamba National Park; LRA forces have also attacked Kenyan villages across the border


    Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin):155,742 (Democratic Republic of Congo); 13,376 (Rwanda); 10,578 (Burundi) (2013); 137,844 (South Sudan); 18,534 (Somalia) (2014)
IDPs:up to 29,800 (displacement in northern Uganda because of fighting between government forces and the Lord's Resistance Army; as of 2011, most of the 1.8 million people displaced to IDP camps at the height of the conflict had returned home or resettled, but many had not found durable solutions; intercommunal violence and cattle raids) (2011)


Information provided by CIA - The World Fact Book



Doing Business in Uganda 2020


           
 

 
Uganda

  Ease of Doing Business Rank
Overall Score
116
60
 
 
Starting a Business (rank)
169
 
 
Protecting Minority Investors (rank)
88
 
  Score
71.4
 
  Score
56
 
  Procedures - Men (number)
13
 
  Extent of disclosure index (0-10)
3
 
  Time - Men (number)
24
 
  Extent of director liability index (0-10)
5
 
  Cost - Men (days)
40.5
 
  Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10)
7
 
  Procedures - Women (days)
13
 
  Extent of shareholder rights index (0-6)
3
 
  Time - Women (% of income per capita)
24
 
  Extent of ownership and control index (0-7)
5
 
  Cost - Women (% of income per capita)
40.5
 
  Extent of corporate transparency index (0-7)
5
 
  Paid in minimum capital (% of income per capita)
0
 
  Strength of minority investor protection index (0-50)
28
 
 

 
 

 
  Dealing with Construction Permits (rank)
113
 
  Paying Taxes (rank)
92
 
  Score
66.4
 
  Score
73.1
 
  Procedures (number)
18
 
  Payments (number per year)
31
 
  Time (days)
113
 
  Time (hours per year)
195
 
  Cost (% of warehouse value)
7.4
 
  Total tax and contribution rate (% of profit)
33.7
 
  Building Quality Control Index(0-15)
12
 
  Profit tax (% of profit)
22.3
 
  Quality of building regulations index (0-2)
2
 
  Labor tax and contributions (% of profit)
11.3
 
  Quality control before construction index (0-1)
1
 
  Other taxes (% of profit)
0.1
 
  Quality control during construction index (0-3)
2
 
  Time to comply with VAT refund (hours)
9
 
  Quality control after construction index (0-3)
3
 
  Time to obtain VAT refund (weeks)
16
 
  Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2)
0
 
  Time to comply with a corporate income tax correction (hours)
20
 
  Professional certifications index (0-4)
4
 
  Time to complete a corporate income tax correction (weeks)
11
 
   
 
 
  Postfiling index (0-100)
72.3
 
  Getting Electricity (rank)
168
 
 

 
  Score
48.4
 
  Trading across borders (rank)
121
 
  Procedures (number)
6
 
  Score
66.7
 
  Time (days)
66
 
  Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours)
24
 
  Cost (% of income per capita)
6930.1
 
  Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours)
96
 
  Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
4
 
  Time to export: Border compliance (hours)
59
 
  Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
0
 
  Time to import: Border compliance (hours)
145
 
  Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD)
102
 
  Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to import: Documentary compliance
296
 
  Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to export: Border compliance (USD)
209
 
  Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
0
 
  Cost to import: Border compliance (USD)
447
 
  Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
1
 
 

 
  System average interruption duration index (SAIDI)
61.7
 
  Enforcing contract (rank)
77
 
  System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI)
49.8
 
  Score
60.6
 
  Minimum outage time (in minutes)
5
 
  Time (days)
490
 
  Price of electricity (US cents per kWh)
16.9
 
  Filing and service (days)
20
 
 

 
  Trial and judgment (days)
365
 
  Registering Property (rank)
135
 
  Enforcement of judgment (days)
105
 
  Score
53.6
 
  Cost (% of claim)
31.3
 
  Procedure (number)
10
 
  Attorney fees (% of claim)
15
 
  Time (days)
42
 
  Court fees (% of claim)
6.7
 
  Cost (% of property value)
3.9
 
  Enforcement fees (% of claim)
9.6
 
  Quality of land administration index (0-30)
10.5
 
  Quality of the judicial processes index (0-18)
8.5
 
  Reliability of infrastructure index (0-8)
3
 
  Court structure and proceedings (0-5)
4
 
  Transparency of information index (0-6)
3.5
 
  Case management (0-6)
1.5
 
  Geographic coverage index (0-8)
0
 
  Court automation (0-4)
0.5
 
  Land dispute resolution index (0-8)
4
 
  Alternative dispute resolution (0-3)
2.5
 
  Equal access to property rights index (-2-0)
0
 
 

 
 

 
  Resolving Insolvency (rank)
99
 
  Getting credit (rank)
80
 
  Score
43.6
 
  Score
60
 
  Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern)
1
 
  Strength of legal rights index (0-12)
5
 
  Time (years)
2.2
 
  Depth of credit information index (0-8)
7
 
  Cost (% of estate)
29.5
 
  Getting Credit total score
12
 
  Recovery rate (cents on the dollar)
40.3
 
  Credit registry coverage (% of adults)
0
 
  Strength of insolvency framework index (0-16)
7
 
  Credit bureau coverage (% of adults)
6.9
 
  Commencement of proceedings index (0-3)
2.5
 
 

 
  Management of debtor's assets index (0-6)
3
 
 

 
  Reorganization proceedings index (0-3)
0.5
 
 

 
  Creditor participation index (0-4)
1
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 



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