The Performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces in Uganda: Understanding the Dynamics and Functionality

This policy brief is a product of the assessment of the performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces (DTFs) in Uganda. This study on the performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces was conducted under the Local Government Council’s Scorecard Initiative (LGCSCI), a social accountability project implemented in 35 Districts in Uganda. The main objective of the study was to establish the determinants and level of performance of District COVID-19 Task Forces to enhance their effectiveness. As the world is faced with the unprecedented challenges from COVID-19, the strain on many governments is extreme, and the impact on people all over the world continues to grow. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the social and economic structures of service delivery with significant consequences on lives, livelihoods, and general economic development. As part of the response mechanisms to contain and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Uganda (GoU) instituted national and sub-national COVID-19 Task Forces to implement the COVID-19 containment measures and manage recovery out of the pandemic.