Fertile and rich in natural resources
The East African country with its approx. 39 million inhabitants is fertile and rich in natural resources. 70 % of the population works in agriculture. The main exports are coffee, tea and fish. Despite economic progress and an economic growth of more than 5 % per year, Uganda is still one of the least developed countries in the world. On behalf of the German federal government, KfW Development Bank supports Uganda in building a sustainable electricity supply and helps improve the drinking water supply as well as the wastewater disposal. Moreover, KfW encourages access to loans in order to reduce poverty, strengthen the economy and increase employment. A further area of cooperation is the promotion of more effective and transparent public financial management.