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) ActivityUSAID2020–2025
Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East USAID2019–2023
Power Africa Off-Grid ProgramUSAID2018–2022
East Africa Energy Program (EAEP)USAID2018–2021
Uganda School Health and Reading ProgramUSAID2012–2019
Governance, Accountability, Participation and PerformanceUSAID and United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)2012–2019
Equity, Governance, Accountability, Participation and PerformanceFCDO2019–2021
Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA)USAID2015–2020
Research on Early Childhood Services for Refugee Children and FamiliesMoving Minds Alliance 2019
HIV/Health initiatives in Workplaces Activity USAID/World Vision2015–2018
Multi-country Support for HIV Surveillance and Research StudiesU.S. Department of Defense2013–2018
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support Project with the Uganda People Defense ForcesU.S. Department of Defense2014–2018
Capacity Need Assessment for Improving Statistics for Sustainable AgricultureThe World Bank 2017
Data for Education Research and Programming in AfricaUSAID2012–2016