Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda’s Agricultural Sector Application of an Innovative Framework

This paper focuses on the assessment of public expenditure governance in Uganda’s agricultural sector. The agricultural sector is so critical to the growth and development of Uganda. As a major source of food for the rapidly growing population, the agricultural sector in Uganda employs nearly 70 per cent of the country’s working population. Together with tourism, the agricultural sector is a leading foreign exchange earner. Agriculture comprises most of the country’s exports, and it is the major source of inputs for the country’s growing manufacturing sector through forward and backward linkages. The overall objective of this study is to contribute to better management of public expenditure in the agricultural sector by identifying areas of governance along the public expenditure chain that require strengthening. Specifically, the study objectives are to: 1. Develop a framework of principles by which to assess public expenditure governance in the agricultural sector; 2. Assess PEG in the agricultural sector against this framework using the most recent data on the institutions and performance in the sector; and 3. Provide recommendations for improving PEG and governance within the agricultural sector.