ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT (ESSA) UPDATE
Executive Summary Since 2013, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has been implementing the Uganda Municipal Infrastructure Investment Program (USMID) supported with Program-for-Results (P for R) financing.
The Program aims to enhance the capacity of municipal Local Governments (LGs) in the management of urban infrastructure development.
The total Program budget of USMID is US$160 million, of which IDA funding amounts to US$150 million and Government of Uganda (GOU) contribution from the existing Local Government Management and Service Delivery program is US$10 million.
USMID currently supports 14 municipal LGs as well as the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MOLHUD).
The Program was approved by the World Bank Board on March 28, 2013, became effective on August 20, 2013, and is being implemented over a six-year period (FY2013-FY2018). The Program’s Development Objectives (PDO) is to enhance the institutional performance of Program LGs to improve urban service delivery.
Regarding expenditures, USMID finances two major areas of activities at the local government level, namely: (i) urban infrastructure investments with associated servicing costs (e.g. engineering design, preparation of bidding documents, and supervision), and (ii) capacity building activities to strengthen institutions at both the LG and MOLHUD levels for achievement of the PDO and results.
The 14 municipalities currently in the Program are Arua, Gulu, Lira (Northern Uganda); Soroti, Moroto, Mbale, Jinja, Tororo (Eastern Uganda); Entebbe, Masaka (Central); Mbarara, Kabale, Fort Portal, and Hoima (Western Uganda). CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS NOTICE