• Population 42,723,139
  • Area (km2) 241,550
  • GDP per capita (USD) 642.78
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) N/A

Uganda’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some improvements in Uganda’s performance compared to 2019, further steps must be taken to build on the work done. Particular attention should be given to lowering the restrictions on FDI that are currently in effect.

risk level

Among the three risks assessed by EIRA unpredictable policy and regulatory change is the lowest, followed by breach of State obligations and discrimination between foreign and domestic investors.
  • 39%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 44%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 41%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Uganda’s performance is good on one indicator and it is moderate on three indicators. It has maintained the scores from last year on management of decision-making processes (67) and rule of law (59). The score on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved from 52 to 57. On regulatory environment and investment conditions, it has again scored 42.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Uganda’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. Institutional governance continues to be the highest-scoring sub-indicator at 75. It is followed by management and settlement of investor-State disputes at 60. The country’s score on robustness of policy goals and commitments has gone up from 54 to 58. On transparency and respect for property rights, it has scored 58, the same as last year. On communication of vision and policies, its performance has improved from 50 to 55. The sub-indicator regulatory effectiveness stands at 44. Its performance on restrictions on FDI continues to be the lowest at 40.