RTI International has worked in Uganda for 25+ years, providing technical assistance, institutional strengthening, program support, and research. We design and implement programs across a wide range of sectors to help low- and middle- income countries and communities address complex problems and improve the lives of their citizens. Working with local partners and stakeholders, our solutions promote sustainability, self-reliance, and success at scale.
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
We partner with USAID to improve energy access to millions of households and businesses through the Power Africa Off-Grid Program and East Africa Energy Program.
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 support 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.
Our Recent Project Experience in Uganda
|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|