Monitoring the impact of the PRDP on peace and conflict in Acholi and Lango

2011-2012

In 2007, the government of Uganda unveiled the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda (PRDP) – a comprehensive framework designed to guide efforts to consolidate peace and security and lay the foundation for recovery and development in the region. The PRDP has four strategic objectives: consolidation of state authority; rebuilding and empowering communities; revitalisation of the economy; and peace and reconciliation. The plan was designed to direct the recovery interventions of the government and the development partners under a guiding national framework. In December 2009, the British Government approved a £100 million five-year grant, under the UK Department for International Development (DFID), for a Post-Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) in northern Uganda. The PCDP’s goal is to create economic, social and political opportunities that improve the lives of people affected by conflict. The PCDP seeks to improve access to key basic services, especially health and education; reverse economic stagnation; tackle youth unemployment; tackle extreme poverty and vulnerability; and support national reconciliation and conflict-resolution processes. The PCDP is aligned to the PRDP and seeks to contribute to the comprehensive post-conflict recovery and development process in the region. You can read the later reports here.