The CEDP Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda by providing support to the implementation of business environment reforms, including land administration reform and the development of priority productive and service sectors.
To achieve the above objective, the project is implementing the following reforms;
(a) Business Environment Reforms
Implemented in the areas of business registrations and licensing and scaling up of the land administration reform activities, previously carried out under the Second Private Sector Competitiveness Project (PSCPII). This project will increase land tenure security and reduce the time taken to transfer land ownership.
Reforms aimed at simplifying business registration and licensing procedures is being undertaken and will help lower the cost of doing business, thereby making firms more competitive.
(b) Development of priority and productive sectors
The project is supporting the development of priority productive and service sectors identified in the Second Competitiveness Investment Climate Strategy (CICSII) such as tourism and export of non-traditional products. These sectors are benefitting from a Matching Grant Facility to help increase exports, raise income and create employment.
Support to the tourism sector is focused on addressing persistent constraints through skills development, product and labour force development.
What we Must Achieve
Reduction in the number of days taken registering land from 52 in 2010 to 25 days in 2019.
Reduction in the number of days taken to register a business from 33 in 2010 to 5 days in 2019
Reduction in the cost of doing business as a percentage of income from 76.6% to 50% by 2019
Increase in the number to selected tourists sites (National parks) from 190,112 to 400,000 tourists.
Increase in exports of non-traditional products by 10%.
MGF to reach 500 direct project beneficiaries.