Northern Uganda Social Action Fund II (NUSAF II)
As part of the broader Northern Uganda Reconstruction Programme, the Government with support from IDA, implemented the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF), a five-year community driven Project which was launched in February 2003 and closed on March 31, 2009, after a one-year extension.
During the six years of implementation of NUSAF, significant progress was made in enhancing the capacities of communities in Northern Uganda and making local governments more accountable to community demands thereby improving service delivery. NUSAF has been instrumental in:
- creating a harmonized platform within which communities become active players in decentralized service delivery systems with the support of local governments;
- strengthening transparency in local government service delivery process; and
- promoting community reconciliation.
In spite of the significant contributions of NUSAF and other development programs in improving the socio-economic conditions of the people of Northern Uganda, the region is still struggling with widespread poverty, vulnerability and low access to quality socio-economic services. As a result, the Government has sought to build upon the foundation laid by NUSAF through the continuation of the programme under NUSAF II.