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About Uganda

Country and Population
Uganda *
  • Size: 241,040 km2
  • Population: 42.8 m
  • Density: 142/km2
  • GDP nom: $25.89 bn
  • Per Captia: $606
Comparison to Austria *
  • Size: 83,879 km2
  • Population: 8.8 m
  • Density: 104/km2
  • GDP nom: $455.74 bn
  • Per Captia: $50,250
*Source : World Bank

Why Uganda?

Issues and Opportunities
  • Rural Infrastructure cannot keep pace with rapid growth of the population
  • 33% of the population of Northern Uganda lives below the poverty line
  • The 20-year civial war has left a shattered society behind; most of the young adults have grown up in IDP camps (Internally Displaced People)
  • High dropout rate at schools
  • Alcohol, drug or gambling addiction
  • Lack of stability and the prospect for a hopeful future


Uganda is currently described as the country with the most business start-ups in the world.