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Delivering science-based solutions and technical services to improve lives around the world

As both a global research institute and a leading international development organization, RTI combines our project implementation and technical expertise with those of our partners to co-create smart, shared solutions for a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient world.

For over 25 years, we have collaborated with clients and partners in Uganda to advance sustainable, multi-sectoral solutions for the most difficult development challenges. In all that we do, we strive for transformative change built on equity and inclusion.

Our experience and recent project implementation include:

Education in Uganda 

  • In education, we have supported Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to help millions of children across the country learn to read through the USAID-funded School Health and Reading Program and Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity. In partnership with Moving Minds Alliance, we developed a series of case studies investigating the extent to which early childhood development polices and services are effectively organized, coordinated, and delivered for refugees by host country governments and the role of international agencies in contributing to that process. Read our Insights blog on this work (the Uganda case study can be downloaded here).

Energy Access in Uganda 

  • The Power Africa Empowering East and Central Africa project is helping countries develop their ​​renewable energy sources and scale on- and off-grid energy solutions to fuel inclusive, low-carbon economic growth.  It is expected to provide 50 million people access to new or improved electricity generated from cleaner fuel sources. 
  • The Power Africa Off-Grid Program improved markets and regulatory mechanisms and access to private financing resulted in increases in the total number of off-grid connections and improved development outcomes across 26 countries, including Uganda. 
  • The East Africa Energy Program achieved nearly 5.2 million direct grid connections, catalyzed the generation of 294 MW of clean energy, and supported 111 women in securing fulltime jobs in the energy sector across 10 countries. In Uganda, we collaborated with local utility companies to promote the productive use of energy to help entrepreneurs enhance their businesses—a process that also benefits utilities through improved load capacity and increased energy sales.

Biodiversity in Uganda

Through the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R) Activity, we're using an integrated approach to reduce threats to biodiversity, making ecosystems more resilient, and strengthening the resilience of Ugandan communities and households.

Governance and Economic Development in Uganda

Through the Governance, Accountability, Participation, and Performance Project (2012–2019) and the partner project  Equity, Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance (2019–2021), we supported the government of Uganda, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders to strengthen governance systems with the aim of improving service delivery for Ugandan citizens.

Health in Uganda 

Since 2011, we have been at the forefront of helping USAID and country partners prevent and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), through the ENVISION and Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases| East programs. Under these programs we empower governments of endemic countries to lead national NTD control programs and scale up the delivery of preventive chemotherapy for the seven most common NTDs. We have also supported the U.S. Department of Defense’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Program on research and surveillance and prevention and treatment programs. We’re also building capacity and establishing leadership for noncommunicable disease advocacy in East Africa, including Uganda, in partnership with the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, the University of Nairobi, and Health Action International. 

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Our Recent Project Experience in Uganda

Project Funder Duration
Power Africa Empower East and Central Africa (EECA) USAID 2023–2028
USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R) Activity USAID 2020–2025
Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East USAID 2019–2023
Power Africa Off-Grid Program USAID 2018–2022
East Africa Energy Program (EAEP) USAID 2018–2021
Uganda School Health and Reading Program USAID 2012–2019
Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance USAID and United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) 2012–2019
Equity, Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance FCDO 2019–2021
Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) USAID 2015–2020
Research on Early Childhood Services for Refugee Children and Families Moving Minds Alliance 2019
HIV/Health initiatives in Workplaces Activity USAID/World Vision 2015–2018
Multi-country Support for HIV Surveillance and Research Studies U.S. Department of Defense 2013–2018
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support Project with the Uganda People Defense Forces U.S. Department of Defense 2014–2018
Capacity Need Assessment for Improving Statistics for Sustainable Agriculture The World Bank 2017
Data for Education Research and Programming in Africa USAID 2012–2016