Vision 2040

This Vision Framework provides plans and strategies to operationalize the Ugandan vision which is “A transformed Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years”. It aims at transforming Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low income country to a competitive upper middle income country with per capita income of about USD9,500. Over this period, average real GDP growth rate will be over 8.2 per cent per annum translating into total GDP of about US $580.5bn with a projected population of 61.3 million. This will match the level of development observed in upper middle income (UMI) countries such as Malaysia, Mauritius, Hungary and Chile. Table below presents development status and desired targets.

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Development Indicator

Baseline Status

Target

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2040

Per capita income

USD 506

USD 9500

% of population below the poverty line

24.5

5

GDP

USD17 Bn

USD 580 Bn

% share of national labor force employed

70.9

94

Manufactured exports as a % of total exports

4.2

50

% population with access to electricity

11

80

% population with access to safe piped water

15

80

% of standard paved roads to total road network

4

80

% of cargo freight on rail to total freight

3.5

80

% level of urbanization

13

60

Life expectancy at birth (years)

51.5

85

Literacy Rate (%)

73

95

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To attain this level of per capita income the country will exploit its enormous and novelty opportunities including; oil and gas, tourism, minerals, ICT business, abundant youthful labour force, strategic geographical location, fresh water resources, industries and agriculture. These opportunities will be harnessed through strengthening fundamentals including; physical infrastructure (transport, ICT and energy), Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation (STEI); and globally competitive human resource.

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