The project background is an important part of every proposal. It can be very similar to the project rationale or the project justification. It shows your donor that you did your homework and that your project is planned well. But where can you get the information and data for your project background? And how does one actually look like? Here you have an example project background for Uganda that you can use as a blueprint. You can copy it and adjust it for your own purposes.
If you are planning or working in Uganda then you are welcome to use this blueprint of a project background of Uganda. Be sure to add more specific information about your own project though, and add other relevant data according to the region and place.
Project Background of Uganda
Uganda is a country which is located in East Africa. It shares borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania. Uganda lies at the edge of the Equator. The Lake Victoria is the major attraction of Uganda.
Uganda got the independence on October 9th in 1962 from the British Empire after 72 years of struggle. It is one of the economically struggling nations in Africa. The average economic growth remains 3.5% per year. The country is mostly plateau with some rolling hills and low mountains. The population in Uganda is 39,570,125 where the number of population in rural and urban areas is 76.2% and 23.8% respectively. The fertility rate of the nation is 5.71 births per woman.
The ratio of child mortality is 56.1 per 1000 live births, the ratio of maternal mortality is 343 per 100,000 live births. About 21.4% of the population is still living below the poverty line. The literacy rate is 78.4% with 10 years of schooling on average. The life expectancy is only 55.9 years.
The annual growth of Uganda is 3.5 percent annually in 2017/2018. Poverty has become a major challenge for the smooth development of the nation. The GDP of Uganda counted as $26.39 billion where Agriculture only contributes 25.8% of GDP and Industry contributes 23.2%. Services contribute 51% to the GDP. About 12 % of children under 5 years are suffering from malnutrition.
According to Transparency International Organisation, Uganda remains one of the most corrupt countries ranking 151 among 180 countries in the entire world. In the UNDP Human Development Reports, Uganda ranks 163th, with high gender inequality.
HIV/AIDS has become a severe problem in Uganda. The World Health Organization reports that more than 6.2% of adults are suffering from HIV/AIDS. About 1.2 million people aged 15 to 64 live with HIV in Uganda.
If you are looking for more information then there are other sources that you could use like the OECD, World Bank or the UN. Unless otherwise indicated, the data was retrieved from the CIA World Factbook.
Source: CIA World Factbook (unless otherwise indicated)
- Population: 39,570,125
- Density: 213.579 per sq.km. (World Bank)
- Area (Rural/ Urban) – 76.2% Vs. 23.8%
- Under poverty line: 21.4%
- Literacy rate- 78.4%
- Average years of schooling- 10 years
- Average years of schooling male vs. female- 10/10
- Average life expectancy- 55.9 years
- Child mortality – 56.1 deaths/1,000 live births
- Maternal mortality- 343 deaths/100,000 live births
- Stunting/Malnourishment in children- 12 %
- Fertility rate – 5.71 children born/woman
- Most important sectors- Agriculture, Oil, and Mining
- GDP – $ 26.39 billion
- Unemployment rate- 9.4%
- % of the forested area- 14.5 % (CIA World Factbook)
- Number of National Parks- 10 National parks – National Parks
- Human Development Index– 163
- Corruption Rank– 151/180
- Ease of Doing Business– 122 among 190 countries