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Uganda

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries, Land Locked Developing Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 200,520 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 72% agriculture, 10% forest and 18% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 42,723,139 people (2018)
  • Population density: 213 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 24% lives in urban areas and 76% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 77,216,575,550 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 1,807 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 24% from agriculture, 48% from services and 20% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Uganda

  • Drinking water

    17 % of the population in Uganda uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Uganda uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    23 % of the population in Uganda has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of domestic wastewater in Uganda is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    0 % of monitored water bodies in Uganda has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    34 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Uganda (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    6 % of the renewable water resources in Uganda is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    62 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Uganda (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    85 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    17 % of the water basins in Uganda is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    168 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Uganda in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Uganda (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Uganda, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Uganda, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Uganda, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Uganda, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Uganda, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in uganda (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in uganda, by source (2015)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in uganda (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in uganda, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,180 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 1,402 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 18 m3 per capita (2008)

Environmental flow requirements: 82 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in uganda, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in uganda, by sector (2019)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in uganda, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Uganda, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Uganda, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Uganda, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Uganda in 2020, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Uganda, by funding source (2018)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in uganda (2019)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in uganda, progress over time, by sub-sector