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UPGRADE Uganda Programme for Governance Rights Accountability and Democracy

UPGRADE is a governance programme with the objective to enhance accountability and stability and to deepen democracy and respect for human rights. The total budget for 2018-2022 is DKK 325 million (EUR 44 million).


UPGRADE has five engagements that include partnerships with state institutions, multilateral organisation and civil society organisations:


Democratic Governance Facility (DGF): Supporting state and non-state partners to enhance accountability and stability, and deepen democracy and respect for human rights.


United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA): Enhancing access to and utilization ofsexual and reproductive health and rights and gender based violence services among women and young people in Northern Uganda, including refugees.


Inspectorate of Government (IG): Strengthening the role of state duty-bearers in good governance, accountability and rule of law in public office. 

Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP): Ensure more efficient, effective and accountable use of public resources at central and local level and enhanced resource mobilisation in local governments.

Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative (ARLPI): Contributes to a conducive environment for sustainable peace and development in Northern Uganda.


For more information about UPGRADE, please contact:
Team leader Anne Sofie Oxlund
E-mail: [email protected]