• Population 42,723,139
  • Area (km2) 241,550
  • GDP per capita (USD) 770.45
  • TPES (Mtoe) 21.95
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 5.2

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

While there are some improvements in Uganda’s performance compared to EIRA 2020, 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

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, unpredictable policy and regulatory change is lower compared to breach of State obligations and discrimination between domestic and foreign investors.
  • 37%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 42%
    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. Its score on management of decision-making processes has improved from 67 to 71. On rule of law, it has the same score as in EIRA 2020 (59). Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved from 57 to 58 while 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 transparency, on which the score has increased from 58 to 67. Its score on management and settlement of investor-State disputes stands at 60, the same as robustness of policy goals and commitments. On respect for property rights it has the same score as in EIRA 2020 (58) whereas, on communication of vision and policies, its score has improved from 55 to 57. The sub-indicator regulatory effectiveness stands at 44. Its performance on restrictions on FDI continues to be the lowest at 40.